Dive Regulators for Sale

Diving Regulators for Sale: High Quality Equipment at Affordable Prices

Whether you are an experienced dive or completely new to the sport, having a dive regulator is essential. The dive regulators we sell are made to the highest quality and are made to withstand some of the most extreme diving environments on the planet. So, wherever you’re travelling to, our diving regulators can help you explore the waters there comfortably. Discover the dive regulators recommended by our PADI dive experts, read about the different types of regulators, and buy the perfect dive regulator today.

Dive Regulators Recommended by Our Experts

At Oyster Diving, we don’t recommend any products that have not been tried and tested by our PADI diving experts. Not only does this ensure we are promoting the very best products, but it also means that we are able to answer your questions about the equipment we sell. Below are three of our most popular regulators.

Dive regulators for sale MTX-R Regulator

The MTX-R is a regulator that was developed in accordance with the United States Navy Experimental Dive Unit extreme cold water test. Because of the way in which it has been developed, this regulator performs in water that is almost freezing and at depths of over 60 metres – this is something that few other regulators can do! The MTX-R has numerous benefits, including:

  • A first of its kind, over-moulded first-stage end cap and environmental diaphragm to prevent ice build-up that could cause a free flow in extreme circumstances.
  • Angled HP ports allow for optimal hose routing and transmitter fitting.
  • Forged 1st stage body gives maximum thermal performance.
  • Ribbed diaphragm clamp on the 1st stage ensures improved heat exchange in cold water conditions.
  • Superb protection from impact damage on both the 1st and 2nd stage.
  • Double swivel hose for greater freedom of movement and comfort.
  • Developed in accordance with the United States Navy Experimental Dive Unit extreme cold water test.
  • Tested for Octopus use to 60 metres in cold water.

You can read more about the MTX-R Regulator here.

Mikron ACD Regulator

The Mikron ACD Regulator is another favourite. The smallest and lightest regulator we sell in the Aqua Lung collection, the Mikron Regulator is designed for travelling divers. If you want a regulator that is lightweight, compact, and easy to carry around on your travels, the Mikron ACD is the perfect choice for you. The Benefits of the Mikron ACD Regulator include:

  • The reduced size and weight makes the Mikron the ideal choice for travellers.
  • Compact dimensions and low weight blend comfort with a unique diving experience.
  • Environmentally-sealed, providing excellent, consistent performance.
  • Uses parts that are common to other Aqua Lung models, allowing for easier servicing.

You can find out more about the Mikron ACD Regulator here.

Dive regulators for saleLegend LX Supreme Regulator

The Legend LX Supreme Regulator includes some high performance features, allowing for ease of breathing. Equipped with an oversized lip shield, the Legend LX Supreme Regulator helps keep your lips warm under the water. There are many benefits to using this regulator, including:

  • Auto Closure Device that keeps corrosive water out.
  • Safe elevated percentages of oxygen.
  • The diaphragm design results in superior performance at depth.
  • Environmental dry system keeps water out of the main spring chamber, preventing ice build-up and keeping silt and contamination out.
  • Pneumatically-balanced second stage results in smooth, easy breathing.
  • Heat exchanger which surrounds the valve mechanism, dissipates the cold caused by gas expansion while drawing in the warmth of the ambient water.

You can read more about the Legend LX Supreme Regulator here.

How to Buy Your First Dive Regulator

Buying your first diving regulator can be a daunting task, particularly when you think about how integral regulators are for your dive. The first thing to establish when buying a dive regulator is what type of diver you are. For example, if you spend most of your time diving in tropical waters, you can focus your search on light weight regulators that are made specifically for travelling divers. Whereas, if you are diving in cooler waters, it is best to purchase a heavier regulator.

Dive Regulator Cost

The cost of dive regulators can vary a lot, depending on the style and design. The dive regulators we sell go for around £500, which is very normal. However, the dive regulator is one of the more expensive equipment purchases you will make because it is such an important piece of gear. So, take some time to consider your budget and just how much money you’d be willing to spend.

Unbalanced Vs Balanced Dive Regulators

Unbalanced regulators are affected by cylinder pressure and changes in depth. This means that they can become marginally more difficult to breathe from as the depth increases. Unbalanced dive regulators are designed for divers who do not go down more than 2 metres. While modern designs have helped improve this, it is still a common problem.

Balanced regulators, in contrast, are recommended for divers travelling over 20 metres deep, regardless of the cylinder pressure. Some shops will even sell an overbalanced regulator which basically provides similar effects as a standard balanced system, but it increases the flow further as the depth increases. This means that the diver needs to be more aware of the regulator sensitivity and any freeflow issues.

Lightweight Regulators

Dive regulators for sale

Thanks to the development of modern materials, lightweight regulators have been developed. There are advantages and disadvantages to lightweight regulators and their use. Divers who travel frequently tend to prefer lightweight regulators as they are compact designs that drastically reduce the overall weight of diving gear – particularly useful if you have to carry it around a lot.

The main disadvantage of lightweight regulators is that they can only be used in waters above 10 °C, due to their lower thermal transfer properties. The composite materials they are made from also limit their use in warmer climates. So, this is something to be aware of.

How to Maintain Your Regulator

Maintaining your dive regulator is important and will ensure it is working effectively. Our top tips for maintaining your dive regulator are:

  • Thoroughly rinse the regulator for 5 minutes.
  • Dry it in the shade and in the open air.
  • Use vinegar to thoroughly clean the threads and seals.
  • Apply silicone grease to the joints to help ensure long-term sealing.
  • Store the regulator in a pouch without tangling the hoses.

Of course, it is important to point out that doing this after every dive session should not be a replacement for annual servicing by a trusted authority.

A Bit About Oyster Diving

We are Oyster Diving, a privately-owned PADI Scuba Diving and Travel Centre. All of our PADI diving experts are experienced divers and have the knowledge to answer any and all of our customers’ questions. At Oyster Diving, we are committed to providing an unrivalled service to our customers, including the best diving holidays money can buy. That’s why, in 2010 and 2012, we won the UK Dive Centre of the Year – an achievement we are extremely proud of!

If you want the best diving advice, top dive equipment recommendations, and your diving questions answered, look no further than Oyster Diving.

Quality Dive Equipment at Great Prices

As PADI diving specialists, we are committed to providing our customers with high-quality dive equipment at affordable prices. Thanks to the firsthand experience of our PADI diving experts, we provide dive product recommendations based off our own experience and what we think might work for you. So, if you’re looking for the right dive regulator for you, get in touch. You won’t find more seasoned and experienced experts than out team of divers at Oyster Diving.

Call our Team Today

If you have questions about dive regulators or you need help finding the perfect fit, give our team a call today. We are available to answer your questions and help you find the dive equipment that is right for your needs. To find out more about the products we sell and how they can help you, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We would be more than happy to help!

If you are still unsure about how to choose the right regulator for you and you just don’t know which model to go for, check out our ‘Guide for Dummies’ on choosing a regulator.