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LCC
03-03-2008, 09:42
I'm going to start my classes this week to get certified.:smiley32: (Can't Wait ) I'm wanting to buy my own setup and this is what I'm looking at. Is this a good setup and will it last me awhile, so I want have to upgrade soon?

Zeagle Brigade BCD
Zeagle Brigade BCD, BCDS: Men, Zeagle, Zeagle Brigade BCD (http://scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=ZeagleBrigade)
Aeris Atmos AI Nitrox with Compass & QD
Aeris Atmos AI Nitrox Computer Demo Used Unit , Demo/Used, Aeris, Aeris Atmos AI Nitrox Computer Demo Used Unit (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=Aeris_Atmos_AI_Nitrox_Comput er_Demo_Used_Unit)
Tusa RS-130 Regulator
TUSA RS-130 Regulator, Regulators, Tusa, TUSA RS-130 Regulator (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=TusaRS-130)
Mares Brigade Viper Octo
Mares Brigade Viper Octo, Octos, Dacor, Mares Brigade Viper Octo (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=viperocto)

And to carry it all
Tusa RD2 Rolling Dufflel Bag.
Tusa RD2 Rolling Dufflel Bag, Dive Bags, Tusa, Tusa RD2 Rolling Dufflel Bag (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=TusaRD2)
Any comments will be appreciated.

LCC

Byte Me
03-03-2008, 10:03
Are you brand new to diving? I've got less than 25 dives and spent a few months reading and learning before I even knew the questions I should be asking, where and how I'd be diving, etc.

After diving a few times, and in class, I realized a few things and got to try a handful of different equipment.

For example, I never thought i'd be interested in diving in colder water until my OW Checkout dives. Now I know I will and that lead me to needing a reg set that would handle cold water (ended up w/ Oceanic Delta IV and FDX-10).

In training and my first few dives I got REALLY tired of having my BC roll around me, ride up on me, etc. I also learned I didn't like jacket type. So, it was clear I needed to get a correctly fitting, back inflate BC (ended up w/ Ranger LTD).

Also found out that my biggest annoyance thus far on dives other than a loose BC is all the hoses all over me. So I also found out I'd want an integrated octo/inflator on my bc and I'd want a wireless AI computer (ended up w/ Oceanic VT3 & Zeagle Octo Z).

Without being under a few times I'd have jumped into gear without knowing what I really preferred and may not have enjoyed things as much.

The ONLY downside to waiting is that you aren't spending as much time underwater in YOUR gear so it would take a bit longer to get used to things. I think that's a small price to pay for waiting and not having to post all your new stuff here for sale if you don't like it.

just my $.02.

newways
03-03-2008, 10:05
Looks like a great setup to me. Should easily last you 5-10 years with good maintenance.

rfb3
03-03-2008, 10:16
Looks great to me! I love my Zeagle BC, and think you will too.

No Misses
03-03-2008, 10:22
I'm going to start my classes this week to get certified.:smiley32: (Can't Wait ) I'm wanting to buy my own setup and this is what I'm looking at. Is this a good setup and will it last me awhile, so I want have to upgrade soon?

Zeagle Brigade BCD
Zeagle Brigade BCD, BCDS: Men, Zeagle, Zeagle Brigade BCD (http://scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=ZeagleBrigade)
Aeris Atmos AI Nitrox with Compass & QD
Aeris Atmos AI Nitrox Computer Demo Used Unit , Demo/Used, Aeris, Aeris Atmos AI Nitrox Computer Demo Used Unit (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=Aeris_Atmos_AI_Nitrox_Comput er_Demo_Used_Unit)
Tusa RS-130 Regulator
TUSA RS-130 Regulator, Regulators, Tusa, TUSA RS-130 Regulator (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=TusaRS-130)
Mares Brigade Viper Octo
Mares Brigade Viper Octo, Octos, Dacor, Mares Brigade Viper Octo (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=viperocto)

And to carry it all
Tusa RD2 Rolling Dufflel Bag.
Tusa RD2 Rolling Dufflel Bag, Dive Bags, Tusa, Tusa RD2 Rolling Dufflel Bag (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=TusaRD2)
Any comments will be appreciated.

LCC

I will chime in here.

I have not dived the Zeagle Brigade. But, I have hear a lot a great comments about it. Good choice.

I have used an Aeris Atmos AI for the past 4 years. I am very happy with it. Make sure you pay the extra 50 bucks for the download cable. I really like the fact that I can download my dive data and extract valuable information (SAC, Depth, Duration, Temp, Ascent rates, etc.)

I have zero experience with Tusa Regs. Hopefully someone else can chime in on this one.

I have used other mares regs and like the performance. ThiThe Brigade Viper looks like it will live up to the Mares reputation.

Re; The rolling duffle bag. I prefer to use a simple mesh duffle for on the boat. It takes up less space. If you are getting it for travel, the wheels make a huge difference in airports. Good luck.

PlatypusMan
03-03-2008, 12:45
I'm going to start my classes this week to get certified.:smiley32: (Can't Wait )
LCC


Are you taking your classes through ST?

PPM

LCC
03-03-2008, 14:12
No, a LDS in Arlington.

rye_a
03-03-2008, 14:19
Looks like a great setup. Just maintain it and it will last you a long time.

UCFKnightDiver
03-03-2008, 14:33
I would suggest you dive for awhile and figure out what you really want those are pretty good items...but it would sucj to not like them and to sell them in a couple months

texdiveguy
03-03-2008, 14:55
No, a LDS in Arlington.

Who in Arlington..?

As to the gear....it is all fine gear that will offer you some good service and value!

LCC
03-03-2008, 15:40
Tiger Shark Scuba

texdiveguy
03-03-2008, 15:44
Tiger Shark Scuba

They are a good shop....have you visited with them regarding your gear options?

LCC
03-03-2008, 15:52
I will be doing that on Thursday.

texdiveguy
03-03-2008, 15:55
I will be doing that on Thursday.

Good luck in your course and have FUN!!

CaptainRon
03-03-2008, 23:56
I'll give a nod to the Tusa RS-130. That's what I dive and I have been very pleased with it. It's a pretty solid reg and at a great price.