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Reviewer: James BennersPeace of mind means more dive enjoyment! - As new divers, just started studying for open water certification (only did up to first pool dive training thus far), my wife and I decided it would be fun to take our first actual scuba dives with a PADI Discover Scuba excursion in Nassau Bahamas during our last cruise a few weeks ago. Studying my iTouch PADI OWC course, I learned "I am responsible for my own safety" and "there are many dangers in diving but they are manageable risks". Also having twice read the book Diver Down which discusses real life stories of experienced divers who in most cases didnt survive their last dive and how to learn from their divers errors, I decided it would be smart to not rely completely on a buddy breath...View Full Review
Reviewer: Brian McHughNice 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.good 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: John P.Great, but..... - I love having one less hose, but because my bcd is an extra large the hose is no where long enough. I have replaced it with a longer, yellow one. It would be nice to be given hose length choices, as well as the option for yellow hose.
Reviewer: William H. LawlerAir Control streamlines my setup - I bought my wife and myself Air Controls for out new Mares BCs a few years ago to streamline our setup. The inflator function failed on mine in Bonaire last Christmas after four years, so I bought an open box model here to put on my new BC and keep my old Air Control for parts if necessary. Taking it to Nassau new week to see how it works out.
Reviewer: dave wallWorks Good - Works good, lasts long time, dont cost much.
Reviewer: Donald DutcherAtomic 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 RayAwesome 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: Scott ThrasherGood 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.