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Inside ScubaLab: 2013 Regulator Test Preview
ScubaLab: 2013 Regulator Test Preview
The regulator test is the high point of ScubaLab's annual gear test program. Here Test Team member Keith Nichols engages a purge buttom.
The ScubaLab team is deep into the 2013 testing season. Our latest category: Regulators. In early April, the Test Team tackled 16 new models at a site called Airplane Barge in the Gulf of Mexico off Clearwater Beach, Florida, with Tanks-A-Lot Dive Charters (tanksalotdivecharters.com). We dived the latest from Apeks, Apollo Sports, Aqua Lung, Atomic Aquatics, Dive Rite, Edge, SCUBAPRO, Seac, Sherwood and Zeagle. From high-end models crafted from the finest materials to budget-friendly breathers offering top shelf performance, our test group covers the spectrum.
Here’s a photo gallery of all the new 2013 models we tested, plus a few behind-the-scenes shots from the field.
Look for the complete ScubaLab reviews in the July 2013 issue, plus a complete digital package with features charts, test protocols and more, right here in early July.