The Best Cold Water SCUBA Regulators

The Best Cold Water SCUBA Regulators
When you dive in cold water, everything matters more. The colder water makes your muscles more likely to cramp, your body load more nitrogen, and your cognitive functions begin to slow down. You already know that you need a drysuit and specialized training when undertaking this type of activity, but don't forget to upgrade your regulator, too. While budget may still be a concern, your regulator is not the place to cut corners on cold water dives.

Scuba Pro MK17/A700

The MK17 High Polished/A700 first- and second-stage regulator combination are designed to work together and deliver high performance under demanding conditions. The alloy in the body is engineered for excellent thermal exchange. The design also results in less work required to draw a breath, and the light weight helps to prevent jaw strain. This makes the Scuba Pro MK17 and A700 combo a good candidate for anyone planning on harsh diving.

SCUBAPRO by Johnson Outdoors
555 Main Street
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 631-6600

Atomic M1 Regulator

You might need to break out your high school chemistry book to remember what some of the construction materials in the Atomic M1 Regulator are. If you do, you will find out that when they are combined, they offer corrosion resistance, light weight, high strength and tolerate the higher levels of oxygen found in Nitrox-enriched air. Boosting an integrated thermal heat sink and surge protected second stage, the M1 is a welcome addition to many diver's equipment bags.

Atomic Aquatics, Inc.
16742 Burke Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 374-1433

Mares Carbon 42

Mares is well known for the high-quality scuba equipment they produce, and the Carbon 42 is their top of the line. Forgoing the metallic casing of their other models, the Carbon 42 is encased entirely in SMC carbon, resulting in light weight and extremely high thermal conductivity. Containing just about every product improvement Mares has to offer in a regulator, professionals and expert divers alike choose the Carbon 42.

Mares: Distributed By HEAD
1 Selleck St.
Norwalk, CT 06855 US
(203) 855-8666

Article Written By Diane Hansen

Diane Hansen has a thirst for adventure and loves to share the world through the written word. Currently, she is the feature editor for "TRAVELHOST" magazine and is working on her first novel. She graduated from Cal State San Bernardino in 2002 with a B.A. in business administration with a concentration in marketing. She has been writing freelance since 1996.

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