- Palantic AS101 YOKE Diving Dive Regulator and Octopus Combo
- ✅ Top 5: Best Scuba Regulator For The Money 2021 [Tested & Reviewed]
- Brand: Palantic
- Manufacturer: Aqua Edge
Palantic SCR-01-YOKE-AJ-OC Scuba Diving Dive AS101 Yoke
- High quality regulator first stage and second stage with 27″ hose
- Comfortable silicone mouthpiece
- Large purge button
- High performance over-balanced first stage provides progressively greater intermediate pressure
- Octopus comes with 36″ yellow hose
- PartNumber: SCR-01-YOKE-AJ-OC
- Model: SCR-01-YOKE-AJ-OC
So what are, in my opinion, the 5 must have pieces of dive gear you have to buy!
Let’s start with the first and most important, a great mask, I’m not saying that you have to buy the most expensive mask on the planet. A great mask is the one that fits on your face perfectly. If you have more than one mask that fits, I always suggest to buy the one with the softer silicone skirt and always buy masks with tempered glass lenses. Sometimes you can also choose between black and clear silicone masks.
Here I cannot say that one is better than the other, because is up to you. You have just to know that masks with clear silicone skirts. Let more light get in and give the sensation of a wider field of view, but many times clear, silicones tend to turn yellow after a bit or, if not washed and stored, properly masks with black silicone skirt. Instead, let less light get in giving you the feeling of being tighter and front focus field of view and usually have softer silken skirt if you are considering buying a new mask, or maybe you just bought one.
Usually, I will put regulator in third place and thermal protection at second, but in this period in which we are threatened by this virus that easily spread by tiny droplets of saliva, I think that having your own regulator is great for your safety and also, If it’s not, it makes you feel safer, knowing that you’re using your own regulator – and you are the only one using that mouthpiece.
If you are a new diver, almost all the regulators are going to be fine for you, but don’t go to cheap, because in scuba diving and specially with regulators, the more you pay, the better it is, and we are talking about our lives – also consider that regulators are going to last for a few years so if you buy a mid-range one instead of a really cheap one you will improve your diving techniques and become a more advanced diver. For example, diving deeper or in cold water. Your regulator will be fine.
In third place, we have thermal protection. Having appropriate thermal protection, while diving, is really important and choosing the right one depends on where you usually dive. If you dive mainly in warm and tropical water, you may need a three millimeter shorty or full-body wetsuit. While, if you dive mainly in cold water, you may consider buying a seven point: five millimeter semi dry or a dry suit. Remember that only you know how cold you get while diving. The choice of a brand for your thermal protection is pretty personal, because every brand can work differently. For example, I use scuba Pro because it is like they design every wetsuit for me, but someone that is skinnier or taller than me may consider using other brands that were differently so choosing the right. Thermal protection is up to you to see which one fits better.
The fourth piece of dive gear I will suggest you to buy, is a dive computer. Usually, if you just got certified open water diver or if you do mainly guided dives you’re going to dive without a dive computer following what the guide says. But if you’re considering to dive with your friends without the diving center or you want to do more than one dive a day during your holidays, having your own computer can be great because it tells you exactly how long you can stay at a certain depth. Calculating also your last dive and how long you stayed out of the water between each dive.
The fifth and last piece of equipment – I suggest you to buy – is a DSMB for delayed surface marker boy. It is a pretty important piece of equipment and it can be life-saving. For example, if you have to indicate your position and be seen by the surface at the end of a drift dive or if you lose your dive buddy or your dive guide. Having a DSMB can be life-saving and it can help them to find you. Very few dive center will rent you a DSMB. That’s why I suggest you to have your own DSMB every time you dive and you can find really cheap and small options that are not going to be annoying while you dive.
- Product Dimensions:8 x 6 x 8 inches; 3.5 Pounds
- Item model number:SCR-01-YOKE-AJ-OC
- Date First Available:February 25, 2015
- Manufacturer:Aqua Edge
- Best Sellers Rank:#663,561 in Sports & Outdoors
- #109 in Diving Regulators