Getting your head around the jargon used when discussing scuba diving regulators is like learning Greek or trying to understand the workings of a combustion engine! Whether you are looking for a warm water set to bimble around with in the waters of the Red Sea or an extreme cold water system for an arctic expedition - the knowledgeable team at Mike’s are here to answer your questions.
Put simply, regs are your life support system, delivering breathing gas at ambient pressure. Expect high performance and quality of design from pioneers in manufacturing such as Apeks, Aqua Lung, Atomic, Hollis, Mares and Scubapro.
Whether you are a beginner, advanced scuba diver or a professional, Scubapro pride themselves on the sheer amount of air that passes through their first stages. "Take breathing to a whole new level" is their motto.
UK based Apeks are “Technically Inspired”. Their regs are the tools for choice for many UK technical and cave divers, while sister company Aqua Lung have a nice range of recreational breathing apparatus. Aqua Lung traditions have been setting standards for the past 60 years since Jacques Cousteau and French engineer Gagnan invented the Aqua-lung.
The engineers at Atomic Aquatics describe their products as ‘designed by passion, driven by precision and build for performance’. After diving their trademark titanium, lightweight designs, most of us here at Mikes No.1 Dive Store tend to agree.
Cutting edge design and technical capabilities are trademarks of Hollis. Originally started by mechanical engineer and long time diver Bob Hollis, their regs excel as reliable and dependable, loved by both recreational and technical divers alike.
Mares regulators are renowned for their style and technology. Since 1949 this Italian company has been producing state-of-the-art diving equipment that includes warm water travel packages to high performance extended range scuba regulators.
We don’t mind if you are a newly qualified open water diver or a cave instructor; if you want swivels, venturi levers or high spec composite materials in your breathing apparatus; long hoses or pink hoses – please just ask! If you need a little more help take a look at our guide to Choosing A Regulator for some helpful tips and information as well as our guide to choosing DIN or A-Clamp. You can also visit our blog for the latest ranking of Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Regulators.