March 11th, 2013

XT Regulator With Choice of Yoke or Din

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RG5300_Yoke_FNL

Dive Rite makes equipment for serious divers, and those divers who are taking the first steps to becoming serious divers.  Our new XT series regulator is no exception.  We have seen numerous Dive Rite regulators in the field being used by single tank, open water divers.  Since we get a lot of product ideas from the divers who use it, we dug deeper into this to discover that while the users were happy with the regulator, the common downfall that we heard was that the first stage would hit the diver in the back of the head.  The one thing that we saw from all of these divers was that they were using the DIN first stage with the spin-on DIN-to-yoke adapter.  While functional, using this adapter added to the depth profile of the first stage, moving it nearly an inch closer to the diver’s head.  We also found that a large number of these divers rarely, if ever, used the regulator with a DIN valve.  The solution was simple – offer the first stage with the choice of DIN or yoke.  We want everyone to be able to enjoy the performance of this regulator, no matter what kind of diving you’re doing or what kind of experience you have.  Like many other Dive Rite products, this regulator can grow with the diver.  If the owner of a yoke XT regulator decides to change it to a DIN, this can easily be done by any authorized Dive Rite dealer, or by our technicians at Dive Rite. XT Regulator Performance Stats

Mike Engle, Dive Rite Sales Manager

 

February 11th, 2013

Advanced Open Water Divers Will Appreciate XT Regulator Performance

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Allison_XTinwater

Allison post dive at Ginnie Springs

When we shoot a video for Dive Rite TV, we are not using actors or models.  The stars of Dive Rite TV are all of us that work at Dive Rite or those who are a part of the Dive Rite family.

The recent video for the XT AOW Regulator setup featured Lamar, myself, and my girlfriend Allison.  Off camera, Allison made an interesting comment.  After taking the new XT regulator for a dive, she made the comment of ‘wow, this breathes so much better than any of your other regulators’.  Keep in mind, I don’t have to do much selling to her.  She has her choice of any of my regulators (3100’s and Hurricanes) to use whenever she wants.  Also at some point I was able to convince her to go on a date with me.  I’ve done all the selling and convincing I needed to do well before this video was produced.  When she made this comment, it made me think that if a recreational AOW diver can notice a breathing difference to the point that it brings up an unsolicited comment like this, she can’t be the only one that will have this reaction.

Try it for yourself.  I know you won’t be disappointed.  If you’re diving the XT regulator with a single tank and haven’t tried the hose configuration in the video, I encourage you to give it a try.  You’ll be amazed by how streamlined and comfortable it is on top of how great it breathes.

Mike Engle, Dive Rite Sales Manager