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since im a newbie, ive got some more questions. what the difference between
the 1st and 2nd stage for a regulator?? also, how do you calculate for the
lift capacity for the bcv?? thanks, tim.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Stambaugh" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 2:39 AM
Subject: Re: FYI - Cozumel Conditions


> The Price Tag is....(insert drum roll here)
>
> (in US dollars)
>
> Halcyon Pioneer Wing/Backplate/Harness
> HAL - PN36.....$505. -- This includes the backplate (aluminum or
> stainless steel), harness, and wing. By buying all components at once,
> you save ~ $50.. Or all components can be purchased seperately.
> The 36 in the second line (above) means this wing has 36 pounds of lift.
> Other wings are also available from Halcyon with more, or less lift.
>
> SCUBA-Pro Mk-20, (first stage) and G-250 (second stage)
> ....approximately
> $550.
> --------------------------------------------------
> one thousand, fifty five dollars
>
> ...you'll also need some other things, such as submersable pressure
> gauge, and depth gauge, which will cost at least $100.
>
> ...In my humble opinion, these are excellent choices for SCUBA gear. You
> may want to consider another regulater for cold water though, because SP
> regulaters have a reputation for free flowing when cold. The Apeks
> -sealed- first stages are a good choice for cold conditions. And I would
> suggest the TX50 second stage. This is what I bought, (Apeks and
> Halcyon) based on information gathered from many sources, including
> excellent advice from the good people on this list. (THANKS!!)
>
> But I would echo what others have said about waiting a while. I suggest
> you do some research, to get a good idea of what's out there. While you
> are getting familiar with the choices, keep your eyes open, for a good
> deal on some reliable used gear, from people around you. But be
> careful... it's life support equipment. Try to get to know experienced
> divers in your area who you can trust. Ask around for the diving hot
> spots in your area, and spend some time there.
>
>
> ...Brad