SCUBAPRO C200 Octo
The octo reg is the traditional approach to backup breathers. Octos breathe as good as most primary regs, and they’re relatively inexpensive. SCUBAPRO’s C200 high- viz yellow cover and 39-inch hose are easy to see in emergencies, and the extra-long hose makes for easy air sharing with a dive buddy. The C200 comes with a diver- adjustable dive/predive switch that lets you detune the octo to minimize free-flows when it’s hooked to your BC. Price: $219; scubapro.com
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