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Scubapro G250V vs A700 for shallow warm, water diving - Any real difference??

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by rockinrebel, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. rockinrebel

    rockinrebel Nassau Grouper

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    Hi everybody,
    The title says it all.
    Shallow, warm water diving. Is there enough of a difference between the G250V and the A700 to warrant the price?
    Thanks.
    Chuck
     
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  2. NorthWest Hunter

    NorthWest Hunter Angel Fish

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    For shallow warm water you probably don't need to spend the extra money.
    (From a cynical cold water diver)
     
  3. Fishpie

    Fishpie Instructor, Scuba

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    Simple answer is no......same could also be said for deep and cold.
     
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  4. OldNSalty

    OldNSalty Solo Diver

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    but the A700 looks so cool. I don't dive deep (what ever that is. <100 for me) or cold...and I don't normally buy ScubaPro...but I do like that A700.
     
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  5. NorthWest Hunter

    NorthWest Hunter Angel Fish

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    Look good, you play good... But isn't nessisary.
     
  6. ajduplessis

    ajduplessis Solo Diver

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    Yes it is :stirpot: + it looks cool and diving is about looking cool :cool2:

    I would buy a A700 over a G250 any day!!
     
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  7. rockinrebel

    rockinrebel Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Richmond Hill, Georgia
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    Hey OldnSalty,
    When I say shallow, I mean like less than 50 feet in the Florida Keys. Cruising Sombrero Reef off of Marathon kind of diving.
     
  8. NorthWest Hunter

    NorthWest Hunter Angel Fish

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    At that depth (even deeper and colder) the G250 will work exceptionally for you. The A700 does look cool but why spend more money when you don't have to.
     
  9. OldNSalty

    OldNSalty Solo Diver

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    Oh. That shallow and warm. Yea, you don't 'need it'. With that being said, I dive a pair of conshelfs...probably 35-40 years old that I paid about $30 for...not because I can't afford more but because I like them (see my avator-I like aqualung). If you are on a budget (and who isn't) then buy what you can afford (and if the difference in price will get you something else you like/need as well then even better for the less expensive reg).

    Now if you say "But I vacation-in warmer/shallower spots" - then you still don't need it. If you say "But i have no desire to ever dive deep into cold caves" - Then you still don't need it...I suspect like most people you work hard for your money. If you want it, get it. It is your cash, no need to justify.

    Honestly, if my wife tells me tonight that she wants a newer reg we will be at the LDS and the A700 will be the first one I show her...and she doesn't need one either.

    :)
     
  10. beaverdivers

    beaverdivers ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    The retail price difference is $170. Over a period of time ( yrs. ), it is not much money. It is more about which one suits you.

    The G250V is a very smooth easy breathing reg. It is a big bigger. Does that matter to you?

    Both have a retro look. The A700 is a bit heavier and perhaps breaths not as dry due to the condensation, more metal ( not external water ). Is that important to you?
     

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