As the keystone of safe diving, regulators are the single piece of equipment that brings out the most questions and stirs the most debates. In this brochure, we will try to demystify regulators for you, allowing you to make a reasonable decision on the regulator best suited for your needs.
First of all, we must recognize a few basic facts. Scuba diving is an equipment intensive sport. If we are to become good at it, we must be using the same equipment each time we do it. Otherwise, it would be like playing golf with a different set of clubs each game, or skiing on a different set of skis each time we went skiing.
One of the first dilemmas that you face as a new diving student is whether or not you should buy your own equipment. This page is designed to guide you in making an informed and intelligent decision. We do feel that it is important that you are diving in your own equipment. In making that decision, there are three areas of consideration.