Regulating the Air so we can breathe, Scuba Diving Regulators

Scuba diving regulators we stock are the practical and simple type rather than the fancy bells and whistle type. As in our experience simple is better and tends to work and last for longer. Scuba diving regulators come in massive variety of shapes and colours, but the functionality is the same. The key parts of a scuba regulator are:-

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  • First stage either DIN or A-Clamp/Yoke Connection
  • Second stage primary
  • Second stage alternate or octopus 'the yellow one'
  • Submersible pressure gauge or SPG, but this may be part of a console and contain other instruments.
  • Low pressure inflator hose or LPI for inflating your BCD or Wing.

The first stage is connected directly to your scuba tank or cylinder either via a DIN connection or a A-Clamp/Yoke. Yoke is the most common across the world. However many Europeans prefer the DIN connection as this screws into the cylinder valve and has user owned o-ring rather than relying on the one fitted to the cylinder valve. The scuba first stage regulator takes the tank pressure of upwards of 200 bar / 3000 psi and regulates it to around 10 bar. Each manufacturer of scuba diving regulators has very slightly different first stage pressure or IP / intermediate pressure.

Regulators - Different types of connections, DIN or Yoke | Sabah DiversCan I breath directly from the cylinder? | Scuba diving regulators | Sabah Divers

Once the first stage regulator has reduced the cylinder pressure to 10 bar it then makes it's way to either the primary second stage regulator or the very important alternate or octopus second stage regulator. Most primary second stage regulators are what's known as a down stream demand valve type regulator. They are designed to deliver air to the user or diver via a diaphragm acting on a demand valve lever. They are also, should an issue arise designed to fail open as the name down stream states. Thus always giving the diver air.

Also attached to the first stage regulators is the high pressure or HP hose leading to the SPG or submersible pressure gauge. This hose delivers tank pressure directly to the gauge and is not reduced in any way. First stage regulators generally have only one HP port but may have more than one on different models. The SPG can be part of a console and contain other very useful gauges such as depth, compass or even a dive computer module.

If there is a particular set of scuba diving regulators you are looking for why not drop us a line and see what fantastic deal we can offer you.

MYR 850.00  
Mares Rover 2S Regulator INT, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia The Mares Rover 2S Regulator INT is ideal as a first time regulator as a rental unit. It offers superb value for money with exceptional longevity. This is the standard regulator used by Borneo Dream and many other operators across...

MYR 615.00  
Mares Console Mission 2 This, the Mares Console Mission 2 with depth gauge and submersible pressure gauge 'SPG' are a perfect match for any set of scuba diving regulators and are great for an scuba diving trip in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The latest result of uncomplicated...

MYR 385.00  
Mares Octopus 2nd Stage Regulator, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Beautifully light Mares Rover Octopus 2nd Stage Regulator perfect for attaching to your 1st stage regulator whilst enjoying a scuba diving trip in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Compact and lightweight Sturdy and...

MYR 215.00  
Value 'RG3X-PC' RG3 Octopus 2nd Stage Regulator, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia The 'Value RG3 Octopus 2nd Stage Regulator' is compact and lightweight make this 2nd stage to be a perfect choice of alternate air source. Without fancy adjustment features, this classic downstream demand valve...

MYR 680.00  
XS-Scuba Combo Console Depth/SPG GA201M With the massive range of scuba diving combo consoles on the market the SX-Scuba Combo Console offers everything you need with an integrated Submersible Pressure Gauge 'SPG' and Depth Gauge. This combo console is everything you need to plan and excicute...

Minimum quantity for "XS-Scuba Combo Console Depth/SPG GA201M" is 1.