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MK25EVO + A700. Thoughts on this?

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by nicole2, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. nicole2

    nicole2 Nassau Grouper

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    Really enjoying this process of searching and learning more about diving equipments!
    Maybe not for MK17, but one of the posts I've been reading mentioned that Scubapro recommended to not use MK25 with R reg/octos. There was no explanation on it.. wondering why.
    I'm leaning towards MK17+A700. Diving in Iceland is one of my bucket list so :wink:
     
  2. nicole2

    nicole2 Nassau Grouper

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    Ah, I see!
    thanks for the advice!
     
  3. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have 4 MK25 regs-ALL with R series Octos. No issues whatsoever. That “advice” is untrue.

    The biggest downside to a MK17 is the cost of the parts kit. Currently it is >$40 vs $20 something for the MK25. That adds up pretty quickly.
     
  4. nicole2

    nicole2 Nassau Grouper

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    Oh..! hmmm.. it's a hard decision to make...:wink:
     
  5. noj3333

    noj3333 Solo Diver

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    Maybe for a multi-regulator owner... but with a 24 month inspection/rebuild service interval I think the cost of service is a minor issue.
     
  6. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    The MK25EVO + A700 combination is an awesome combination and probably the best in the market. The MK25EVO first stage is a better first stage than the MK17 (the MK17 is still a great first stage) overall. I have MANY of the MK25 and MK17 for use in our dive school and for personal use. I service the MK25 and MK17 combinations every 2 - 3 years without any issues.

    I'd recommend the MK25EVO + A700 combination but the MK17 is still a top of the line first stage.
     
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  7. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

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    If you are also buying a BCD, an LP inflator hose is almost always included, so don't buy twice by mistake.
     
  8. digdug87

    digdug87 Divemaster

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    Dive a MK25/A700 EVO and a MK25/A700. I would recommend either to almost anyone. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a MK25/S600 to almost anyone either. The only reason I wouldn't recommend would be for someone that needs the environmentally sealed MK17 first stage.
     
  9. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    You would or wouldn't recommend the M25/A700 and s600??
     
  10. guruboy

    guruboy Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What is the price with octopus? Also, which octopus?

    You can PM me if you prefer. I can tell you if it is a good deal or not.
     

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