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Scubapro Regs MK18

Discussion in 'New to Scuba Diving' started by Leestickles, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Leestickles

    Leestickles New Member

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    Scubapro MK18 + R390 & R290
    Hello Everyone

    Im new to diving and just started training with a local BSAC group.

    Really need some advice before spending my money.

    I have just been offered the opportunity to buy a MK18 1st stage + R390 2nd stage & R290 Octo including twin Suunto consol.

    Can anyone let me know how much this should be worth.

    It apparently has only been used 5 times and does look as new.

    Cheers

    Lee
     
  2. JSDiver

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    It would be about 400 probably new - so really depends on how old it is and how it's been stored. Unless you have absolute confidence in its history you would be well advised to get it serviced (£80 ish) so what are you prepared to pay taking that into account?
     
  3. DaveS

    DaveS Play nice. Enjoy UKD

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    I can't comment on the performance of the regs but you should make sure they're serviced even if they haven't been used that often. Quite often how they're stored can have a detrimental effect on the components..
    Suunto consoles have never let me down - I have 1 on each of my main regs.
     
  4. Leestickles

    Leestickles New Member

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    Well i was offered a Large dive bag, 2 masks both Tusa, snorkel, Aqualung Knife, reel + SMB, scubapro 3mm gloves & the Regs all for £220

    It was a friend of a friend who has just packed it all in. All i need to do is test the regs out before handing over the money, hope they are as good as they look.

    Thanks for the replies

    Lee
     
  5. Air-Guzzler

    Air-Guzzler Cannot spel and I cannut delet your post :-)

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    if that includes the regs its not that bad a price
    A service wil cost about £80 inc parts
     
  6. indyblade

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    not that I know F All. but are they cold water rated.

    tony
     
  7. puddle fish

    puddle fish Well-Known Member

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    I have the mk 18 they are a diaphragm first stage which is environmentally sealed, they are cold water rated and because they are sealed more resistant to freezing than the mk 25. I have found them to be excellent in their performance, used in 3c water with below freezing air temp saw several other regs free flow but mine were fine. I have the s600 2nd stage and bought new last year with a double gauge and r 295 octo they cost me £400. they are very similar to the mk 17 but they have a swivel turret that make hose routing easier.

    The Mk 18 are made by scuba pro for the us navy and they make a set number each year at the end of the year they sell any that they have left over.
     

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