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Reviewer: Jung K. on 2/3/2007One less hose, but could be better - The Oceanic Air XS II works just as advertised. It was relatively easy for me to replace the inflator on my BC. My BC must have come with a slightly different hose than the Air XS was meant for. The Air XS came with a clip thats supposed to cover the hose connector, but it wont fit on my hose. The inflator and the purge valve are easy to find. But the dump button is kind of small and will take some time for me to locate without looking. I am happy with the Air XS II and very happy to get rid of one hose. Im sorry I waited so long to make the change.
Reviewer: Adam F. on 7/12/2009A few good more breathes - so my ssi dealer does not rate these very highly, as he says too many people rely on them in their dive. his quote "three breaths and your dead." my opinion is that is three breaths more to attract your dive buddys attention and hopefully get their assistance. if you dont treat it as an alternative air source and just as an emergency option, i think you should be ok. i filled the tank from my regular tank as you are suppose to and i saw about a 400 lb in pressure in my regular tank, which meant that i needed to get that tank topped up. the spare-air full indicator is a little pin that is flush with its enclosure when full. id prefer a gauge. i wanted to know how many breaths i would...View Full Review
Reviewer: Brian McHugh on 8/28/2007Nice set up - Works well, reg breaths very well, probably better than my primary Aqua Lung regulator. I wish the bottle holder could attach a bit more firmly, it tends to bounce around prior to getting in the water. Once in the water it is fine.
Reviewer: Dan G. on 8/17/2007good buy - great item to add your list. it reduces a lot of clutter because your octo stays right with your inflater hose instead of dragging on the bottom and it is one less hose to worry about. you figure with the amount of equipment you have to dive with anything you can eliminate is a plus.
Reviewer: dave wall on 5/3/2007Works Good - Works good, lasts long time, dont cost much.
Reviewer: Donald Dutcher on 6/19/2011Atomic SS1 Titanium Octo - Outstanding Reg - I bought this because I needed an alternate air source for my travel rig. What I liked most was the fact that the regulator was removeable and using attachments you can change it to a different BC without having to cut the bands off every time. Also that you can remove it for travel. I did 7 dives in the Caymans with this reg as my octo. At times during the dives, I intentionally switched over to it and it performed flowlessly. It breaths as good as the name brand regs I have used and it cleared easily, even at 105 feet. Although I have not yet tried it in cold water, I have no dought it will work fine. BOTTOM LINE - this is the best alternate reg ive used. This is my first...View Full Review
Reviewer: David Ray on 6/9/2008Awesome octo. - Its an octo... hopefully it wont be needed anytime soon, but since every smart diver shold have one, its a slimline and stays out of the way. Great price too. No free flowing problem at all since I have been using it.
Reviewer: Donald D. on 5/11/2014Mares Hybrid Pro Tec BC - When I purchased this BC, I was concerned about the locking system for the weight pouches. It only has one lock with no backup system. Sure enough, the handle got bumped and I lost one pouch. I tried to order another from SCUBA.com. They were very non-supportive and could not not help me. I do like this BC for the rings and the lumbar pad. This is a good BC for my commercial diving with one important flaw. I have an Oceanic BC also that has velcro keeper as well as the lock device. This system is much better.
Reviewer: Scott Thrasher on 5/23/2014Good alternate - Bought this to match the Titan reg my wife uses. The flat breather style works great for an Octo and combined withe built in hose retainer on her BC made this an excellent choice for remaining streamlined. We pulled it out at depth and breathing was identical to her second stage. I realize this isnt a top of the line reg, but it does the job, is reliable, and wont break the bank. The only issue was upon entry both Titan regs seemed to want to free flow but stopped almost immediately.