Aqua Lung Core X Regulator

Review

Aqua Lung Core X Regulator Review

Overview

The Aqua Lung Core is a new mid-range regulator from Aqua Lung. The Core Supreme (X) is tested for convenient use in water condition below 50o degrees, and it also has an environmentally sealed first stage. The fact that the regulator’s excellent breathing is adjudged as “superior” on the ANSTI breathing machine should give any diver a feeling of high assurance regarding the top-notch functionality and capacity of the Core X regulator. Let’s get to know more about this high-grade regulator in our Aqualung Core X Review.

Then there are the generous features that the Aqualung Core delivers like its attractive mid-range price, rugged efficiency, and high-performance abilities. Furthermore, on the Aqualung Core’s best abilities, it is custom-made with Aqua Lung’s bespoke and patented auto-closure device (ACD) that keeps water out totally.

Aqualung Core Regulator Review

The Aqualung Core is also well known for its ease of use and highly sophisticated and user-friendly handling. This is affirmed by the positioning of its single Venturi user control lever that is optimally positioned and good enough to be used even when wearing thick gloves.

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Specs

Number of models Four models: Core yoke, Core din, Core Supreme yoke, Core Supreme DIN
Type of First Stage Balanced diaphragm design
Auto-Closure Device (ACD) Yes
Number of HP ports 2
Number of MP ports 4
1st Stage Flow Rate 1450 l/min
1st Stage Weight in DIN 510 g
1st Stage Weight in Yoke 700 g
Environmental Dry Kit On Supreme model only
First stage exterior Chrome over marine brass
Type of Second Stage Pneumatically balanced
Controls Venturi switch
Breathing resistance Preset
Mouthpieces 2ea. – A Comfobite, installed, and a standard with bite wings in the box
Lip Shield On Supreme models only
Heat Exchanger for freezing resistance Standard on all models
2nd Stage Weight 175 g
2nd Stage Weight – Supreme Model 178 g
Hose length 730 mm
Overall work of breathing (WOB) scores Avg. 0.80 joules/liter
Nitrox compatible Yes to 40% O2 when new, out of the box

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Features

    • Auto-Closure Device (ACD) – effectively repel the infiltration of water from the first stage inlet
    • The balanced diaphragm first stage provides superior, consistent performance
    • Ensures effortless and smooth breathing owing to its Pneumatically-balanced second stage
    • Available in yoke (3300 psi / 232 bar max) or din (4350 psi / 300 bar max)
    • The T-shape of the first stage optimizes the location of the 4 MP ports and 2 HP ports
    • Possess interchangeable parts with other Aqua Lung models for easier servicing
    • The easy-to-grip venturi lever prevents unwanted freeflow at the surface while giving a performance boost at depth
    • A heat exchanger (patented) which surrounds the valve mechanism, dissipates the cold caused by gas expansion while drawing in the warmth of the ambient water
    • Compatible with EAN 40 new, out of the box
    • Equipped with Aqua Lung’s patented Comfo-bite™ mouthpiece along with a reusable mouthpiece clamp
    • The Supreme cold water version is resistant to freezing when diving in waters colder than 50°F / 10°C
    • The Supreme version is equipped with an environmental dry chamber on the first stage and a lip shield on the second stage

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Pros and Cons

  • PROS:
    • The ACD is very effective at keeping water out with amazing abilities
    • It makes underwater breathing not only smooth but also easy and effortless
    • Its environmentally sealed first stage is impressive
    • Its comfo-bite style mouthpiece is very good in design and functionality

    CONS:
    • Relatively Tight Ports

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Editor’s Opinion

Everything being equal, the Aqua Lung Core X is a rugged yet efficient scuba regulator that any scuba diver will find extremely worth their price in sophistication and delivery.

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