Thanks very much for taking the time to reply. I’m leaning towards Apeks, as they are a U.K. brand so should be able to get parts and service should be ok too. I’m looking at bp&w setups as they will grow with me. My goodness it’s expensive to get into , but I’d rather do it once rather than out grow abs re buyWelcome to diving it's addicting. I just got back from diving in Saint Lucia it was awesome. You will get all kinds of answers on gear and Scubaboard has a tendency to push one direction but for me you have to find what works for you. I have my type and brand preferences but if you find a good local shop they can help but are usually very brand specific. My preferences are back inflate style BCD's, currently Apeks back plate and wing, Apeks regulators and Shearwater computers. Computer's are a tool I would not dive without one and you can find good rec computers at a reasonable cost. Apeks is a UK based company so might be able to find some good prices but it is not the only good brand out there.