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Deep 6 Signature Regulator Review

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Outfitters' started by Scuba J7, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. Scuba J7

    Scuba J7 Instructor, Scuba

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    I received my Deep 6 First and Second Stage (holiday special) last week and gave them a try over the weekend at Quail Run in Rolla,MO. Topside was nice in the 50's and the water was a balmy 44 degrees :D

    I had the Deep 6 regs on my pony bottle so I could compare side by side with my Scubapro MK17/G260. I have always been happy with my Scubapro regs. The Deep 6 regs performed better than I could ask for, WOB was considerably less than my SP set.

    My experience with different regs is limited but I have tried all of SP's current line up, a Titan with unbalanced 2nd from Aqualung, and an unknown new Mares set that made me feel like a robot. By far the Deep 6 regs are the easiest breathing regs I have used.

    I also have to commend their business model, by keeping middlemen out of the equation we are able to buy high performing regs at a price that otherwise might make you question the product. Their customer service is also run in a way that makes me like them even more. Times are changing for retail and Deep 6 is leading the pack.

    Thank You Deep 6 Team,
    James
     
  2. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    I know the Deep 6 Kool-Aid is especially plentiful on this forum, and SP has earned few friends with its business model, but really? "WOB considerably less"??? Really? It ain't a new design.
     
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  3. Scuba J7

    Scuba J7 Instructor, Scuba

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    Well, I don't drink kool-aid, but all I can say is have you tried them? If you do, do it in direct comparison with another reg. I'll admit I was skeptical at first, which is why I purchased a set on holiday special and not a full two sets(as I am starting tec training soon). I didn't compare them on the bench, but really that's not what matters, what matters in this case is perception (as long as the regs are in spec).

    I am also a regulator service tech and I can tell you that the G260 design has compromises in it in order to have features requested by tec divers. SP has better breathing regs than the G260 so there is that too. Air flow dynamics are very complicated and out of my scope so all I have to give you is perception. My perception is that one reg breathes better than the other and that difference feels considerable.
     
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  4. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

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    What does WOB stand for?
     
  5. grf88

    grf88 Divemaster

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    Work of breathing.
     
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  6. Scuba J7

    Scuba J7 Instructor, Scuba

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    Work of Breathing
     
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  7. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    wobble
     
  8. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

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    I tested my set with a tank on land. Haven’t gotta chance to dive it yet, but yeah, it’s super smooth.
     
  9. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    Did you test the reg while your in different diving orientations, face up, face down, inverted etc.? I ask because i had an easy breathing rental that breathed wet when upside down.
     
  10. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Only Weebles can "like" this....
     
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