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#509 - 04/24/01 05:14 AM Dive Equipment made in the US..
Stew Offline
new diver

Registered: 04/22/01
Posts: 2
Loc: Canada
Hi,

Does anyone know names of Equipment made in the US? Is Sherwood made in the US?

thanks


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#510 - 04/24/01 05:32 AM Re: Dive Equipment made in the US..
SGHOWE Offline
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Registered: 03/04/01
Posts: 81
Loc: Ashton, Maryland, USA
Hi,
Im not sure where Sherwood is made, but my dive buddies and I have a couple of little sayings about them, "sher-wood" be nice if they were a good regulator, or "sher-wood" be nice if it was a Scubapro. Honestly Sherwood's regs won't kill you, but there are much nicer regulators made today. None of sherwoods regs can really compete with any of the better regs from Scubapro, who are made in the USA to the best of my knoledge. My reccommendation would be a Scubapro MK20/G250.
Hope this was helpful,
Take Care,
Sean

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#511 - 04/24/01 03:25 PM Re: Dive Equipment made in the US..
scuba1066 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/01
Posts: 230
Loc: Oneida, NY
I agree with Sean 100% - I have friemds who have Sherwood's and they breath hard - they are durable, but breath hard. I am an avid DIR diver (Doing It Right) which does & promotes technical diving (caves, wrecks, etc) and we support Scubapro regs - nice stuff. Apex makes fine regulators too. Be sure to check out Rodale's Scuba magazines' (they are online) Test Reports on Budget regs, Mid-Priced regs and Top-End regs. Their reports have been accurate & helpful!

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#512 - 04/26/01 02:23 PM Re: Dive Equipment made in the US..
Rebecca Offline
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Registered: 11/06/00
Posts: 561
I would go with the IDI Seaira It got GREAT reviews from Rodels Magazine and dosen't cost you an arm and a leg either.

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#513 - 04/27/01 11:11 PM Re: Dive Equipment made in the US..
korova Offline
avid diver

Registered: 04/13/01
Posts: 9
Loc: Elmira-Corning Area (NY)
What about the Mares Abyss?

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#514 - 04/30/01 02:12 PM Re: Dive Equipment made in the US..
Rebecca Offline
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Registered: 11/06/00
Posts: 561
I don't think the Mares is made in the US


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#515 - 04/30/01 02:54 PM Re: Dive Equipment made in the US..
rstone Offline
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Registered: 02/05/01
Posts: 104
Loc: Jacksonville, FL USA
Mares is made in Italy

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#516 - 05/02/01 07:55 PM Re: Dive Equipment made in the US..
TexasMike Offline
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Registered: 05/02/01
Posts: 301
To answer the original question. Zeagle dive products are made in the USA. (www.zeagle.com)

After trying several setups, and pestering several divemasters, I purchased a Zeagle Ranger BC and ZX/DS-IV regulator. The Ranger BC was one of the few BC's that I have found that is a completely modular system, allowing for a very customized fit and simplicity in upgrading or repairing a specific item. Plus there are tons of other features about this BC that made it a good choice for me. Yes, it is a bit pricier, but after having found 3 local dive shop operators swearing by it (and not BS-ing me into a sale) I think I made a good choice.

The ZX Reg has gotten very good marks from Rodale's and other knowledge sources. I fouund it to breathe very easy and fits both my current and planned style of diving.

Finally, Zeagle products are backed by a LIFETIME warranty. Most others just do 2 years. Warranty is a feature I value highly, so Zeagle defnitely scored points with me.

Want more of my 2-kopeks worth? Feel free to e-mail me.

--TexasMike


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#517 - 05/03/01 03:27 PM Re: Dive Equipment made in the US..
William Offline
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Registered: 07/26/00
Posts: 27
Loc: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, US...
Based on your question, I would assume you are looking for reliability. I can reccommend two great regs that are reasonably priced! The Genesis GS-2000 goes for $279.95 and The TUSA RS-130 for about $239.95. Both give you a lifetime warranty, INCLUDING PARTS!!. If the mfg. is willing to pay for the parts, you can bet they are reliable. Plus, you save a substantial amount on your yearly maintenance, since you don't have to pay for the parts.

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#518 - 05/11/01 05:52 PM Re: Dive Equipment made in the US..
korova Offline
avid diver

Registered: 04/13/01
Posts: 9
Loc: Elmira-Corning Area (NY)
I would consider either Scubapro or my choice Mares regulators. As far as BC's, in my opinion Halcyon is the best. You can do any type of diving imaginable with this BC system. Quality is outstanding.

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