Atomic T3 Regulator Review
As you all ready know a regulator is an essential piece of diving equipment, that no diver can do without. When choosing a regulator, divers look for the well made and dependable regulators simply because their life depends upon it. The Atomic T3 regulator is a high end, highly functional regulator that is Atomic Aquatics signature regulator.
Features of this regulator include:
- Both the 1st and 2nd stage of this regulator is made up of precision manufactured components made from solid titanium billet
- Billed as the lightest regulator in world, which makes it great for traveling
- All- titanium ?Comfort swivel? with black PVD coating helps prevent the titanium from becoming scratched
- ?Jet seat? 1st stage high flow piston
- Padded travel bag
- ?Seat serving Orifice?
- Automatic flow control
- 3 year/300 dive service Interval non-contingent lifetime warranty
- 100% corrosion resistant
A Closer Look
Atomic has put a lot of thought in designing the Atomic T3 regulator and the result is that this highest specification regulator on today’s market. Made from lightweight titanium this regulator is both lightweight making it great a regulator for traveling, and strong. It has some uniquely designed features that makes this regulator highly functional as well, and it is these features that we are taking a closer look at.
The first stage portion of this regulator is environmentally sealed making it ideal for both cold and warm water use. It has 2 high pressure ports, one on each side and 4 low pressure ports around the swivel.
The second stage of this regulator has a smooth knuckle joint and the side inhalation adjustment is made for rapid adjustment should the need arise.
At first glance the hose is just standard rubber hose that is common to all regulators. However the bore in this hose is somewhat larger allowing for a higher flow of air.
Other Interesting Details
The exhaust cover is designed in a way that provides excellent clearance of bubbles around the side of the face and the mouth piece is extremely soft making it more comfortable when using a regulator for an extended period of time.
The regulator is pre-set up so that it is nitrox ready up to 40% right out of the package and the entire regulator is 100% corrosion resistance, making it possible to use this regulator for a lifetime of diving.
Overall, we find that Atomic has done an excellent job of designing and manufacturing a top notch regulator that will add to both the comfort and safety of divers. We feel they put a lot of effort in designing a high functioning and corrosion resistant regulator that is suitable for needs of every level of diver. While the use of titanium in this regulator does reduce the weight of your equipment if you travel we do find that it really doesn’t reduce the weight of overall diving equipment significantly enough for most people to notice.
If money isn’t an issue, and you are a diver who wants the highest quality equipment available then this regulator will be a must have on your list.
There are very few reviews available for the Atomic T3 regulator however, the couple we could find did state that this regulator breathes well in any depth of water. Testers however, seem to love this regulator and put it at the top of their list for high functioning regulators.
While somewhat expensive the T3 regulator is packed full of features that make it highly functional and useful. In addition, since it comes with a lifetime warranty, the peace of mind of knowing that this regulator is made to last should make it worth the price for those who can afford it.