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DIN vs. Yoke?
One question people ask us all the time is: "What's the difference between a DIN regulator and a Yoke regulator?" At Submerged we promote DIN regulators. Below are two main reasons why we feel the DIN connection is superior.
The difference is simply the means by which the regulator connects to the cylinder. A MK25 DIN functions exactly the same way internally as a MK25 Yoke, it just connects to a cylinder differently. A DIN connection threads into a DIN valve, rather than just clamping down over the valve like a yoke regulator does. The o-ring is significantly more substantial (and it's also installed on the regulator which is much better cared for and experiences way less exposure to harsh conditions than the cylinder valve). The o-ring is therefore trapped, far less affected if the valve or regulator bangs into something, and forms a much better seal. Due to the design, it's also a more streamlined and compact package overall. If you've been on any number of dives, surely you've seen a steady stream of "champagne" bubbles coming from the connection between a diver's first stage and valve at some point. This is because the o-rings on the valves are old, smooshed, cracked, or otherwise in need of replacement. When I worked on dive boats in Florida and the Caribbean I used to carry a bag of spare valve o-rings in my pocket because they needed to be changed so often. This is simply not the case when you are using a DIN regulator in a DIN valve.
Another benefit of a DIN regulator over a yoke is that it can easily be used ANYWHERE in the world by simply screwing a DIN-Yoke adapter onto the threads. In two seconds you have converted a DIN regulator into a Yoke regulator. Try that with a Yoke regulator. Between the more secure fitting, and the scalability of the DIN connection, it's a good choice!
Some people still prefer a yoke fitting for one reason or another, and that's totally cool too. All of the regulators below ARE available in yoke as well. Please contact us at the shop, and we can arrange that for you.
MK25 EVO DIN
The most recent EVOlution of Scubapro's flagship first stage.
MK17 EVO DIN
The most recent EVOlution of Scubapro's environmentally sealed diaphragm regulator.
One of the newer members of the Scubapro family.
The MK11 is a great little first stage at a great price. It's very similar to the MK17, but just lacks the environmental seal. If you're looking for a quality regulator at a nice price point, consider the MK11.
MK2 EVO DIN
The MK2 regulator is a true workhorse. A very simple piston design, it gets the job done. The newest EVOlution in the MK2 line offers 30%+ greater resistance to freezing than its predecessors, and an updated look.