In the spirit of full disclosure I have to begin this review by saying that the Scubapro Mk25 S600 first and second stage combination has been my regulator of choice for many years. In fact, any time I have been asked in a dive shop what the best regulator to buy is, the MK25/S600 has been the one I’ve sold. Over the years Scubapro have continued to develop these regs and over the years I have remained a fan.
Like a beautiful sports car, Scubapro regulators are designed, engineered and manufactured in Italy. Unlike many of their competitors that have shipped manufacture to Asia, Scubapro has made their brand famous for quality, precision and attention to detail.
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Scubapro MK25 Evo First Stage
The MK25 has remained Scubapro’s flagship, high performance first regulator since it’s introduction in 2002. Scubapro have continued to refine it and in doing so have only made a great product better.
The core feature of the MK25 EVO is performance. It has an air balanced flow-through piston that ensures effortless air delivery regardless of your depth, the air pressure in your tank or your workload.
The most recent evolution of the Scubapro MK25 is the XTIS (Extended Thermal Insulating System). It makes the MK25 Evo an excellent choice for cold water diving by isolating the regulator’s mechanical elements from the cold, increasing it’s resistance to freezing. The MK25 Evo has a 30% increased freezing resistance that earlier models of the MK25.
The first stage body also incorporates heat exchanging fins to help dissipate the cold generated by it’s extremely high air flow. Internal components are coated with anti-freeze material as well which adds to it’s reliability in cold conditions.
It features 5 low pressure ports, with each allowing high-flow. The Low pressure ports are located on a swivel turret with one port being on the bottom. This attention to detail by Scubapro makes this first stage very versatile in hose routing options, particularly when using double cylinders.
The are two high-pressure ports located on opposite sides of the first stage.
The video below by Scubapro gives you a good look at the MK25 EVO first stage and addresses it’s key features.
Scubapro S600 Second Stage
For years the MK25/S600 have been a match made in heaven. The S600 is perfectly suited to the MK25 and is able to enhance it’s performance rather than hinder it as many inferior second stage would do.
The Scubapro S600 incorporates an air balanced valve that is designed to smooth out the inhalation effort required no matter what depth you’re diving at or what the remaining pressure is in your cylinder.
A knob or dial on the side allows for the diver to adjust their own breathing resistance. You can make it harder or easier to draw a breath from the reg.
It has a Venturi Control which acts as a dive or pre-dive setting. Pre-dive setting recirculates air inside the second stage body to avoid free flows and is particularly effective on the surface if the regulator is not in your mouth. The dive setting removes any obstruction in the regulator to ensure high flow air delivery.
It has interchangeable purge covers in different colors for an element of individuality. Colors available are white, blue, yellow (to use as an alternate regulator), red and pink.
Is the Scubapro MK25 Evo S600 recommended?
Of course it is! The only good reason I can think of, to not buy the Scubapro Mk25/S600 is because it doesn’t suit your budget. If that’s the case for you then check out the ….
You don’t have to take my word for it, any where that regulators are reviewed or in any dive shop you will find that this is a rare product in that almost everyone agrees. The MK25/S600 sets the bench mark in high performance regulators.
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