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Oceanic Alpha 8 SP5 Piston Regulator, Black

SKU: OCNA8SP5BK MFR: 40.3520.29
4.5
12 reviews
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About to buy my second one

By Barefoot

Everybody wants to know would you recommend the product. Well, I bought this regulator for me a year and half ago, and I am about to buy a second one for my son. Our diving is kept to recreational depths and we stay in relatively warm water, but works great for our purposes.

 

Great Buy

By DIVER

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.

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, and owner's manual.

This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

Warranty Information

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

http://www.oceanicworldwide.com/

800-435-3483

Oceanic Alpha 8 Features

  • Oceanic Alpha 8 SP5 Piston Regulator:
  • 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
  • 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
  • Second 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 Customer Reviews

Review Summary

 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

About to buy my second one

Everybody wants to know would you recommend the product. Well, I bought this regulator for me a year and half ago, and I am about to buy a second one for my son. Our diving is kept to recreational depths and we stay in relatively warm water, but works great for our purposes.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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 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, t...

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Reviewed by 12 customers

 

Great Product

By BBratton

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.

 

Didn't include the free braided hose

By Patterson

Fast and free shipping

 

Good regulator

By Cameron

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.

 

I would buy this product again and again

By abenavides

I would buy this product again and again

 

Can't beat it!

By Capt.Pepe

Scuba mag best buy.Rated better than more expensive regs.

 

Great Buy

By DIVER

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.

 

About to buy my second one

By Barefoot

Everybody wants to know would you recommend the product. Well, I bought this regulator for me a year and half ago, and I am about to buy a second one for my son. Our diving is kept to recreational depths and we stay in relatively warm water, but works great for our purposes.

 

Great Price, Reliable for the Novice

By JD3

Cost effective and safe.. Great product for the Novice

 

Outstanding value

By Bill

I purchased this based on my own Oceanic 1st and second stage thats about 7 years old. I've never had a problem with it so i was more inclined to purchase another oceanic product. I don't do cold water diving...(50 deg max) and i don't do deep water (over 130) so the adjustability wasn't or hasn't been a need for me. However the ruggidness of these is outstanding. Like i said i've never had a problem nor do i treat these with kid gloves like some are suggested to be treated. I am confident in these so much so that i bought this for my boys to learn on.

 

Rugged easy to breath with at all depths

By PATRICK G.

easy to use, especially for beginners

 

Low cost great performance

By Mike a.

Used in salt water and fresh water with no issues at all. I have not had this regulator below 90 feet but it provided consistent good operation where it was used.

 

DUD! Terrible Purchase

By CHRISTI G.

from Dallas, TX, US

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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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ANDREW K  Bought as part of package. First set of gear for my wife. Had great reviews. She's happy with it.
Gordon B  Value vs cost as a backup pony bottle reg, plus the strong reviews.
R H  Do you carry replacement parts for the alpha 8 second stage?
KEVIN F  We do service these regs and have parts kits but they are not available for sale to the public.
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