How long is the Atomic comfort swivel hose? How can I do a long hose (say 5+ feet)/short hose setup with Atomic regs? And can I keep the comfort swivel end eith a longer hose?
If I buy a T3 with a comfort swivel, can I change out the hose to a longer/miflex hose and still keep the comfort swivel connection on the second stage? If not, does Atomic sell longer comfort swivel hoses?
I am looking at Atomic regulators, and get that they are basically all good. So with that said, is the T3 worth the investment for a beginning diver over a Z3 or B2...? This would be my first purchase of any gear. My hope is to buy something that will last 8 - 10 years (if that is reasonable).
Hello Jason, any one of these regulator will last you 8-10 years. Now with that said out of the three you listed I would go with the T3 if that is in your budget. The warranty on the T3 is 3 years or 300 dives which ever comes first. So over the life of the regulator you will save money in annual service. All of the internal parts of the T3 are titanium so if you travel this regulator will cut down on the travel weight.
Im looking at Atomic T3 but i was told the 2nd stage stays open and you end-up with water in your first stage. All Atomic regs have the same problem. Can you help me with this?
That is something we''ve never heard before. The 2nd stage on all regulators are designed to close any time they are not forced open by inhaling pulling the diaphragm back causing the lever to open. If they did not, the 2nd stage would free flow uncontrollably when attached to a cylinder. they have a seat saving system that takes the tension off the seat when they are not in use, but this does not allow water or condensation back up the hose into the 1st Stage.
Is there a titanium DIN-to-Yoke adapter available for this reg?
Hello Scott, here is the titanium din to yoke adaptor: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-37/034088/Atomic-Din-to-Yoke-Scuba-Regulator-Adapter.html
Atomic Aquatics T3 RegulatorThe evolution of elite engineering.
The T3 forges a new Titanium standard as the absolute finest regulator you can own, regardless of price. The T3 is our signature regulator, providing you unprecedented reliability and performance. Amazing light weight and dependable materials makes it the perfect choice for travel. You’ll dive confidently in exotic locations, where service is hard to find.
3-Year / 300-Dive Service Interval Non-contingent Lifetime Warranty – Dive more and wait longer between recommended servicing. The Lifetime Warranty is not contingent on service.
LIGHTER component parts - The first-stage yoke is designed using minimal material. All second-stage component parts have been optimized to make the T3 the lightest regulator in the world.
First and second stage components are precision-machined from solid titanium billet.
Patented all-titanium “comfort” swivel with Black PVD coating.
High-flow second stage case and lever design significantly lowers breathing effort at any depth from shallow water to “beyond the limits.”
PVD coated metal-accent front cover ring, lightweight adjustment knob, and AFC cover.
Factory sealed first stage prevents outside contamination from silt and sand.
Atomic Aquatics’ exclusive “Jet Seat” first stage high flow piston
Deluxe padded travel bag
Nitrox ready up to 40%
Patented Atomic Aquatics “Seat Saving Orifice”
Patented Automatic Flow Control (AFC)