Are Dive Rite regulators any good?

They are tough and easy breathin’! Great at a shallower depth, once you start hitting a bit deeper it feels a bit more strenuous, but was still plenty breathable at 110 feet. Amazing regulator value with excellent features. I won this set up from Dive Rite at a Leisure Pro sponsored event at Dutch Springs.

How does a dive regulator work?

When the regulator is pressurized by opening the tank valve, the piston moves and allows the air to pass the high-pressure seat. When the pressure inside the regulator reaches the intermediate pressure, then the poppet valve closes against the seat and the air stops flowing.

How often should scuba regulators be serviced?

Your regulator should be serviced annually (with some brands 2 years, and we will talk about this shortly) no matter if you have 1 dive or 100 dives.

Why should scuba divers not hold their breath while ascending?

The air in your lungs becomes unsafe when you ascend. If you hold your breath while ascending to the surface, your lungs and the air within them expand as the water pressure weakens. Since that air has nowhere to escape, it keeps swelling against the walls of your lungs, regardless of the organ’s finite capacity.

Is slack tide the best time to dive?

If making a shore dive, the best time to dive is during high-water “slack,” a period of approximately one hour around the turning of the tide when there is minimal water movement. Diving at high-water slack means that the water may be approximately 4 to 6 feet (2 to 3 m) deeper than at low-water slack.

How much does it cost to buy full scuba gear?

Buying a basic scuba gear set would cost around $300, and a complete scuba gear set would go up to $1000 and more. Renting a scuba gear unit would cost you less, at just $30, and it would be a better solution if you plan to dive only once a year or during a vacation.