Apeks XL4 Ocea Regulator Review | Scuba Gear Reviews | @ScubaDiverMagazine

Last Updated on August 17, 2022 by Mark Newman

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Apeks XL4 Ocea Regulator Review | @Scuba Diver Magazine
The Ocea is the first of its kind – an environmentally-conscious regulator made from recycled materials and bio-plastics, manufactured in a solar-powered facility. Based on the XL4+, every single material and process was reconsidered to create the most eco-sensitive scuba diving regulator in the world. The Ocea is a truly game-changing regulator that removes five times its own weight in plastic from the environment.
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Bapt Iste
Bapt Iste
1 year ago

Hi team, Any one had issues with the XL4 ocea from Apeks free flowing at depth in cold waters ? It is supposed to be a cold water approved reg but I had a free flow at 41m in 09°C yesterday just trying to found out what happened ….

Bapt Iste
Bapt Iste
Reply to  Bapt Iste
1 year ago

well I had another free flow today at 28m in 11°C, I’m in touch with Apeks to found out how that’s happening… I use the Xl 4 ocea as my primary and a scubapro mk17 as secondary…. Not issue with the mk17 ever …. Should have stocked with another scubapro….

Sam Potter
Sam Potter
1 year ago

Thank you for the thorough review! There is a reviewer from Japan whose review alternates between showing the second stages with mint and yellow mouthpieces and plain black. The colorful mouthpieces that match the regulators look really nice, and more interesting than black. Do the extra mint and yellow mouthpieces come in the box? If not, can they be ordered from Apeks?
And do the hoses to the second stages have any kind of swivel? If not, is there an adaptor you recommend to reduce jaw fatigue?
Thanks!

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Reply to  Sam Potter
1 year ago

No, they’re the separate colour options and the colours are inlayed so they can’t be swapped.
The Primary Regulator is available in mint or dark grey. The Octo is yellow.

The sample regulator that Apeks sent us just happened to be the mint colour model.

They don’t come with a swivel joint, it is a standard 9/16″ thread so you can fit something like an Omniswivel but, one of the benefits of the XL4 is the light 2nd stage that helps to prevent jaw fatigue.

Blizzard  Of Oz
Blizzard Of Oz
1 year ago

Jet setting around the world my environmentally conscious regulator. 🧚‍♀️

What’s Good My Guy
What’s Good My Guy
1 year ago

Hey Mark… What kind of watch are you wearing????

El Diabolico
El Diabolico
1 year ago

All good but that ‘baby blue’ color limits the target group quite a bit IMO…

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Reply to  El Diabolico
1 year ago

It also comes in black. It’s an Apeks regulator, they had to make a black version

Craig Barraclough
Craig Barraclough
1 year ago

Getting kit from Apex at the moment is like getting blood from a stone

WANO
WANO
1 year ago

I bet it will decompose easily

Leigh Sutton
Leigh Sutton
1 year ago

How does breath? What temp water did you test dive it in?

WhaleShark
WhaleShark
1 year ago

Hey Mark. I have an XTX50 and I find it a bit heavy to travel with. I think you dive XTX50s? How would you compare the XL4 Ocea? Wondering if it could be a good regulator to switch to for travel as I believe it’s a fair bit lighter (and may also help with jaw fatigue on longer dives). Thanks!

Lee Miller
Lee Miller
1 year ago

I like how the guy working in the solar powered office is working in the dark.

BlackPaw
BlackPaw
1 year ago

more detailed than Simply Scuba :D

g.k.scott
g.k.scott
Reply to  BlackPaw
1 year ago

I feel a little de ja vu too, great review.

joseph gurneck
joseph gurneck
1 year ago

Thanks Mark👍

OCEA
OCEA
1 year ago

What do you look for in a good quality regulator? I see varying price ranges but don’t notice much differences besides the model name. I am aiming to dive commercially so I’m more than willing to invest into a high quality one. I’m also based in Scotland so one that can withstand lower temps would be favourable

Tian
Tian
Reply to  OCEA
1 year ago

higher range has more feature, like balance 1st and 2nd stage , better breathing , freeze resistance etc
apeks xtx 200 would be your top choice, xtx 50 is also good, there was an incident where a diver need to abandon his dive gear underwater (xtx50 set) and 3 years later he found it and the xtx50 still passes all the test but those are recreation and tec diving regulator ,
for extreme cold water aka almose freezing water go for apeks MTX-R range
oh and don’t forget CCR (close circuit rebreather)
for commercial diving, depend on which type, they uses different system

Emma
Emma
1 year ago

I love this. Very tempted to purchase. Would you recommend for cold water diving? That’s all I do. My own reg free flowed with the drop in temp. Had it serviced and its fine.

Tian
Tian
Reply to  Emma
1 year ago

xl4 is mainly lightweight travelling dive regulator with cold water certify, if your dive cold water locally, choose apeks xtx50 or xtx 200 , or something equivalent from other brand
for extreme cold water aka almose freezing water go for apeks MTX-R range

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