About Oceanic Alpha 8 SP5 Piston Regulator, Black

Oceanic's Alpha 8 Second Stage and SP5 First Stage produce a Low-Priced, No-Frills Regulator System that offers Easy Breathing. This Regulator is so Rugged and Economical to Maintain (replacement parts are inexpensive) that it's become popular as a rental. It can be used with Air or NITROX mixtures up to 40 % right Out-of-the-Box. The Alpha 8's Super Sturdy ABS/Polycarbonate Housing weighs just 6 oz (170 g) and measures 2 9" (7 4 cm) in diameter. The Lightweight Material and Anatomically designed Mouthpiece translates into a Second Stage that won't cause Jaw Fatigue. The Alpha 8 Second Stage is a Dependable Downstream Demand Valve Design.

The SP-5 First Stage Regulator offers all divers the opportunity to own a Top-Performing Regulator. Repeatedly rated as the best in its class, the SP-5 exceeds both Navy Class A and European CE standards. The SP-5 is a Non-Balanced Flow-By Piston Designed Regulator. This simple yet Fail-Safe Design will deliver air even if there is a first stage failure. Made of Marine Grade Chromed Brass for Durability and Long Life, the SP-5 First Stage has 4 LP Ports and 1 HP Port with 3/8" and 7/16" threads. The Regulator weighs 26 oz (737 1 g) and comes with a 30" (76 2 cm) 3/8" Threaded Low Pressure Hose, an Owner's Manual and is covered by a 24 month limited warranty.

The Oceanic Alpha 8 SP5 Piston Regulator, Black is commonly used for Warm Water and more. The Oceanic Alpha 8 SP5 Piston Regulator, Black is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Recreational Diver among others. The Oceanic Alpha 8 SP5 Piston Regulator, Black is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Oceanic Alpha 8 SP5 Piston Regulator, Black: Comfortable, Effortless breathing, Nitrox Compatible.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months for parts and 24 months for labor.

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Oceanic Alpha 8 SP5 Piston Regulator, Black Features

  • Rugged and Economical Design
  • Popular as a Rental Regulator
  • Proven Cost Effective to Maintain
  • NITROX Ready Up to 40%
  • Total Weight: 32 oz (900 g)
  • Hose Length: 30" (76.2 cm)
  • Hose Thread: 3/8"
  • Owner's Manual
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
  • First Stage: Oceanic SP5
  • Non-Balanced Flow-By Piston Design
  • Fail-Safe Valve Design
  • Durable Marine Grade Chrome Plated Brass
  • 4 LP Ports 3/8" Thread
  • 1 HP Port 7/16" Thread
  • 2'nd Stage: Oceanic Alpha 8
  • Dependable Downstream Demand Vale Design
  • Lightweight ABS/Polycarbonate Housing
  • Anodized Aircraft Aluminum Cover Ring
  • Compact Design 2.75" (7 cm) in Diameter
  • Anatomical Mouthpiece for Reduced Jaw Fatigue

Oceanic Alpha 8 SP5 Piston Regulator, Black Specifications

1'St Stage Type
Non-Balanced Flow-By Piston
Lp Ports
Four 3/8" Thread
Hp Ports
One 7/16" Threaded
Nitrox Compatible
Yes, Up To 40%
2'Nd Stage Type
Downstream Demand Vavle
Materials
1'St Stage: Chromed Brass, 2'Nd Stage: Abs/Polycarbonate, Anodized Aluminum
Hose Thread
3/8"
Hose Length
30" (76.2 Cm)
Total Weight
32 Oz (900 G)
Weight [with packaging]
2.8 lb

Alpha 8 SP5 Piston Regulator, Black Customer Reviews

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4.5

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Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Effortless breathing (9)
  • Nitrox compatible (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Warm water (9)
    • Cold water (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Recreational diver (4)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (7), Night diving (4), Wreck diving (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    Great Buy

    I have two of the alpha 7 this is the first alpha 8 as with the 7's the 8 is a good budget-minded divers regulator. I have had no problems with any of...Read complete review

    I have two of the alpha 7 this is the first alpha 8 as with the 7's the 8 is a good budget-minded divers regulator. I have had no problems with any of these reg's.I would buy it again.

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    DUD! Terrible Purchase

    I purchased this product and upon receipt took it to my local dive shop for inspection and service. I also purchased the Alpha 8 Sport Octo at the same time (used). The main...Read complete review

    I purchased this product and upon receipt took it to my local dive shop for inspection and service. I also purchased the Alpha 8 Sport Octo at the same time (used). The main reason I took it for service was to have them look over the used Octo. At the shop, my service technician didn't like the sound of the second stage primary breather. It kind of rattled inside the housing. The first stage also barely tested within spec for pressure (high side). When connected to a full tank of air, the secondary made kind of a burping, sputtery type sound of its own accord and had a light free flow. I returned it and am awaiting a full refund. Meanwhile, I placed an order for the Aqua Lung Legend LX Supreme which I tested in open water over the weekend and am in love with it. You get what you pay for, I guess.

    I read tons of excellent reviews on what has been characterized as a very solid, entry level, basic reg. I hope I just got a dud, but I must give it a very bad review based on my experience.

    I kept the used Octo and have now tested it in open water and it breaths fine, though it is apt to free flow if you don't hold it mouth side down doing giant stride, but that is not unusual.

    Note, if you do buy the Alpha 8, it only has one HP port so if you ever plan on needing multiple ports this is not for you, e.g. if you may want to use a transmitter plus a backup pressure gauge.

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    1.0

    DUD! Terrible Purchase

    By CG Dallas

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Advanced

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          Comments about Oceanic Alpha 8 SP5 Piston Regulator, Black:

          I purchased this product and upon receipt took it to my local dive shop for inspection and service. I also purchased the Alpha 8 Sport Octo at the same time (used). The main reason I took it for service was to have them look over the used Octo. At the shop, my service technician didn't like the sound of the second stage primary breather. It kind of rattled inside the housing. The first stage also barely tested within spec for pressure (high side). When connected to a full tank of air, the secondary made kind of a burping, sputtery type sound of its own accord and had a light free flow. I returned it and am awaiting a full refund. Meanwhile, I placed an order for the Aqua Lung Legend LX Supreme which I tested in open water over the weekend and am in love with it. You get what you pay for, I guess.

          I read tons of excellent reviews on what has been characterized as a very solid, entry level, basic reg. I hope I just got a dud, but I must give it a very bad review based on my experience.

          I kept the used Octo and have now tested it in open water and it breaths fine, though it is apt to free flow if you don't hold it mouth side down doing giant stride, but that is not unusual.

          Note, if you do buy the Alpha 8, it only has one HP port so if you ever plan on needing multiple ports this is not for you, e.g. if you may want to use a transmitter plus a backup pressure gauge.

          • Diving Type:
          • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great Product

          By BBratton

          from Mesa, AZ

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Effortless Breathing

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Oceanic Alpha 8 SP5 Piston Regulator, Black:

              I am first time Scuba Diver, so the only thing I have had different was the equipment for training, and this item operated just as good if not better that what I starrted with.

              • Diving Type:
              • Open Water Diving
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Didn't include the free braided hose

              By Patterson

              from South alabama

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Effortless Breathing
              • Nitrox Compatible

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Open water
                • Warm Water

                Comments about Oceanic Alpha 8 SP5 Piston Regulator, Black:

                Great reg setup for the money. Just didnt come with the free braided hose they are advertising came with the regular rubber hose which is fine.

                • Diving Type:
                • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Good regulator

                By Cameron

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Effortless Breathing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Cold Water
                  • Warm Water

                  Comments about Oceanic Alpha 8 SP5 Piston Regulator, Black:

                  Have used this reg for about 20 dives now ranging from warm tropical water to fairly cold lakes(40-45F) and have yet to have a problem with it. It breaths easily and isn't too heavy.

                  • Diving Type:
                  • Night Diving, Open Water Diving

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                  4.0

                  Rugged easy to breath with at all depths

                  By Divingnancy

                  from Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela

                  About Me Professional

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                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Effortless Breathing

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Warm Water

                    Comments about Oceanic Alpha 8 SP5 Piston Regulator, Black:

                    easy to use, especially for beginners

                    • Diving Type:
                    • Cave Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving

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