Choosing the right type of regulator can be a difficult task, especially if you’re new to diving. There are many great options so it really will come down to personal preference and the type of diving you’ll be doing.
Regulators are made with various materials and metals, titanium being one of the most popular and highly regarded. During the evolution of regulator designs, it became clear that titanium is the answer to several diver’s toughest challenges. A titanium regulator is incredibly tough, capable of taking years of abuse, and yet it is light enough to easily accompany any diving trip.
Why is it Made of Titanium?
Titanium is a material that can withstand long bouts of exposure to both salt and freshwater. It also doesn’t show rust, corrosion, or a decrease in general performance. It’s important to note that the lightest regulator in the world requires heavy reliance on exact engineering and machining.
What are the benefits of a titanium regulator?
Titanium is much stronger and lighter than the stainless steel or brass that is often used in our regulators. This makes it easier for travel and durable for use over long term. The titanium alloy used in most regulators is so resistant to corrosion that it’s able to survive over 300 years in sea water without showing a hint of rust.
To prevent freezing from occuring, titanium regulators are filled with a special Teflon grease that enables the regulator to resist low temperatures so you are able to dive in very cold waters. For enriched air/nitrox, most titanium regulators extensively use the monel metal on the interior components that allow the regulator to be used with up to 40 percent non-dedicated enriched air.
The Right Regulator For You
There are many different types of regulators made for different types of diving trips. It’s important to find the right regulator for you and your needs, however, if you’re looking for an all-around, easy to use and worth your money regulator, we recommend one made of titanium.