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Ready for my first regulator

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by SkipperJohn, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. EastcoastdiverLLC

    EastcoastdiverLLC Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Hagerstown Maryland

    The RG3000 you dive is made in the very same factory and uses the same kits as the Promate Tornado, TDL, Salvo, and Oxycheq regulators.

    You have a great set of regs, no doubt :D, identicle in design to a Promate.

    I can only assume when you talk about shims, you are refering to a piston regulator :confused:, thats how the intermediate pressure is tuned. No shims in your RG3000 or should I say Ocean Divers Balanced Diaphram Branded Diverite...

    I sell and service the Promate regulators and just wanted the brand to get a fair shake.

  2. JayJudge

    JayJudge Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: West Virginia
    Frist of all, I don't have a RG3K. Second, if they are the same, that's great. Lets see you post that on your website. And no, I am not being sarcastic, I truly hate deception in any business, it just leads to unhappy customers- those that over paid or those that got substandard stuff. Third, umm, yeah, it was a piston promate, otherwise it would adjust differently.. Fourth, how about we get the manufacturers to weigh in.....And finally- any size tank fill $5- that include doubles? After all, you are only filling one side hehehe
  3. CaptBill

    CaptBill Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Key West
    I've been working on and selling regulators for over 11 years now. I've had a few regulators from major manufacturers that would continuosly free flow or breathe "crappy". In the 5 cases I couldn't fix and sent back to the factory it turned out to be a defect that the "Major" manufacturer didn't want to advice the dive industry about. In any case as a dealer if a regulator I sold couldn't be adjusted to breathe well and not free-flow I would have sent it back. For example, Promate had a bad run of inflator connections on their BCs, fortunately a low number shipped and sold, and replaced every one with not one single question. I didn't even have to send the old ones back.
    As an Instructor I would never use any regulator in the pool I wouldn't feel safe diving at depth with, or that breathed crappy. Quick way to turn a student off diving, but definitely a quick way to lose a sale.
  4. danrlazar

    danrlazar Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philadelphia, Pa.
    Atomic is the best piston regulator you can get, Aqua lung the best diaphram regulator. Deal with your local dive shop and they will direct you. Stay away from internet buying of scuba gear and it will pay off in the long run. Your local shop will help you understand what I mean. Just a side note, mostly all modern regulators you can get from a dealer are fine ,again that is why it's good to develop a relationship with your local shop.Remember this, Those internet companies want your money,the local shop wants your support and a relationship.

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