Questions and Answers for Oceanic Alpha 9 / SP-5 Maxflex Sport Regulator:
To rephrase my early question, what is the model of the first stage and also does it feature Dry Valve Technology? Thanks.
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Sharon, the first stage we can order for you is either the SP5 without DVT, or the CDX5 and you can get that with or without DVT. If you have any other questions or would like to place an order please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.
So it does include the first stage then?
Bill (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Yes, 1st and 2nd stages.
hey i am stanley do you ship to malta and if you do how much it will cost me?
Clarke (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Stanley, Thank you for your inquiry! We do ship to Malta. To find the cost of shipping, place your item in the www.SCUBA.com shopping cart then select the “Amazon Check-Out” Method. After entering your billing and shipping information, your shipping cost will be displayed. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-35/033359/Oceanic-Alpha-9-Maxflex-Sport-Scuba-Regulator.html If you would like to place an order or have questions about our products, please contact one of our certified Dive Instructors at SCUBA.com by calling 800-247-2822 <> 949-221-9300 or e-mail us at
I see the item description that it comes with the hose, but does this include the first stage? and if so, which model is it? thanks!
Bill (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
The regulator is the brand new Alpha 9 and comes with the low pressure hose for the 1st and 2nd stage.
Is the first stage balanced?
Bob (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
No, this regulator has an unbalanced First Stage.
ALPHA 9 We set out to make a “standard” regulator that was simple, dependable and economical. What we didn’t expect was that in tests it would outperform other high-end regulators. Not an easy feat for a “standard” downstream demand valve regulator. With the Alpha 9, you get effortless breathing in a compact design that is extremely tough yet easy to maintain and service.
Professional performance, entry-level price. If you believe that you shouldn't have to sacrifice performance for price, the Alpha 9 is for you. The Alpha 9 is the top-performing regulator in its class, and one of the most affordably priced regulators you can buy.
The best price-to-performance ratio in its class Designed to perform to the U.S. Navy's Class A standards at 198 feet Inexpensive to maintain Paired with our SP-5 Sport Piston First Stage with optional DVT (Dry Valve Technology) Available with MaxFlex Hose which is a lightweight, flexible, Braided hose designed to outperform and outlive traditional rubber hoses.
Best Price / Performance ratio in its class Not only is the Alpha 9 an economical buy for the diver on a budget, it is just as inexpensive to maintain. Standard replacement parts can cost as little as half of those in other regulators in its class.
Patented orthodontic mouthpiece To further reduce jaw fatigue, the Alpha 9 features a patented Orthodontic Mouthpiece, designed to accommodate the natural overbite of the human jaw.
Nitrox Compatibility The Alpha 9 is classified as being suitable for use with nitrox breathing gas mixtures containing up to 40% oxygen by volume without the need for special preparation, cleaning or component parts.
SP-5 Sport Piston First Stage The SP-5 offers all divers the opportunity to own a top-performing regulator at an unbeatable price. Repeatedly rated as the best in its class, the Alpha SP-5 exceeds both Navy Class A and European CE standards. The Alpha SP-5 may have been the first regulator you ever used due to its widespread use in rental and resort operations.
EATURES & FUNCTIONS ALPHA 9 SECOND STAGE Valve Type DEMAND Adjustment
Integrated Purge Button YES Mouthpiece ORTHODONTIC Nitrox Compatibility STANDARD TO 40% Ambidextrous
Weight (without hose) 6 OUNCES Dimensions (front profile) 2.9 INCHES First Stage Configurations PX-2/SP-4 Minimum Cracking Effort 1.1 CIW* Factory Set Inhalation Effort 1.2 - 1.4 CIW* Work of Breathing 1.23 JOULES (PX-3) 1.47 JOULES (SP-5) Warranty 2 YEAR Limited Lifetime Service Agreement YES 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee YES
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS SP-5 Valve Type UNBALANCED PISTON Primary Material MARINE BRASS Low Pressure Ports 4 High Pressure Ports 1 Integrated Swivel
Nitrox Compatibility STANDARD TO 40% 300 BAR DIN Fitting OPTIONAL Sealed Valve Design
Weight 26 OUNCES Factory Set Intermediate Pressure 140-145 PSI Pressure Drop 13 PSI Warranty 2 YEAR Limited Lifetime Service Agreement YES 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee YES