Darren, The regulator you buy now will last you forever if you keep good care of it. You want to be sure you get one that will fit your needs for the diving you will be doing now and the diving you may be doing in the future. The IDI Seaira is a balanced regulator (means it will breathe consistently no matter the depth or change in tank pressure.) You can adjust it to breathe exactly how you like it with a small knob on the 2nd stage. The 1st stage has a 360-degree swivel so you can look around underwater and the hose moves with your head. It also received "scuba labs Testers choice” This regulator is excellent for a beginner and advanced diver. You will have no need to upgrade in the future and it fits into your price range. Find it at DiversDiscount.com


[This message has been edited by Rebecca (edited 11-30-2000).]

[This message has been edited by Rebecca (edited 11-30-2000).]