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I Want A Bomb Proof Cold Water Reg!

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by cleung, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. JBFG

    JBFG Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
    I take my Hog D1 with zenith 2nd ice diving and I never ever had an issue. No need to detune them either. If I had to chose from your list, the Poseidon would be my choice.
    rhwestfall likes this.
  2. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
    My wife and daughter dive HOG d1/Classic for cold (Tobermory). Been very happy with them.
    Marie13 and JBFG like this.
  3. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    My Apeks XTX50 has been in Tobermory (41F) with no issues. But it’s not on your list.
  4. Cdncoldwater

    Cdncoldwater Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Atlantic Canada
    I have dove my Apeks DS4 in 2 degree Celsius water with no problems and I know divers who have dove the MTX in ice diving or the same Atlantic conditions I dive
  5. p_kos

    p_kos Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ontario
    41F is still relatively warm as far as resting a reg’s cold tolerance.
  6. p_kos

    p_kos Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ontario
  7. Canajan

    Canajan Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Mississauga
    I was worried about this as well, I went with Deep6, and couldn’t be happier.
    Have had mine in 4 and 5 degree C waters and no troubles.
    cerich likes this.
  8. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
    My MK 17’s will dive in water much colder than I will.
  9. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, Washington State
    8C is not freeze up temps for that reg at all

    Couple of other things not identified:
    You were breathing like a freight train
    Diving deep air (which has a much higher adiabatic cooling factor than trimix)
    You had a wet fill.

    My suspicion is your gas was wetter than you realize.
  10. Edward3c

    Edward3c Instructor, Scuba

    The U.K. Antarctic Team use Sherwood as they’re 1st stage is air filled therefore can’t freeze.
    Bob DBF likes this.

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