Are you TRULY an environmentally conscious “green” diver?

Bob Grundmeyer
Are you among those divers interested in doing your part to be environmentally conscious? If you answer yes, this regulator is for you! The Atomic ST1 was designed with today’s ecologically friendly mindset. Atomic forgoes the traditional Brass used for most 1st stages with this unit. The ST1 is machined from a solid block of 316 Stainless Steel, a material that does not need environmentally harmful processes of chrome or nickel plating to protect it from corrosion. On top of that, it is 100% recyclable! 316 Stainless steel is reported to be almost as corrosion resistant as titanium with much more strength than brass. So if doing your part to protect our environment is your driving force, this is the regulator for you! Offering 2 high pressure ports and 5 low pressure ports on a swivel cap gives this regulator a wide range of possibilities when it comes to the comfortable set up of your gear. Internally this first stage delivers consistent air to the diver with a balanced flow-through piston that will offer the same intermediate pressure with each breath at the deepest depths or lowest tank pressures of your dive. The high pressure piston uses a seal system that is self lubricating that is designed to minimize the friction in this critical part and reduce wear and tear and in turn maintenance costs for the regulators owner. And as if all of this technology and innovation in the Atomic 1st Stages wasn’t enough, their 2nd Stages are packed with one feature after the next all geared towards ease of breathing, longevity of the piece of equipment and low maintenance. The ST1 second stage comes equipped with a patented swivel that allows for 30 degrees of rotation without kinking your hose. It uses an adjustable, pneumatically balanced poppet incorporated into a portion of the regulator that many manufacturers are looking for ways to cut corners and reduce costs in materials. Here, Atomic leads the way by using Titanium and Kevlar in the metal internal parts. For most manufacturers that would be enough ammunition to light up the advertising and begin singing of their praises from the local mountain tops, but not with Atomic. They pressed on with redesigning two other important pieces in the 2nd stage that turned out to be so successful they were awarded patents for their efforts! The Seat Saving Dynamic Orifice was designed to reduce wear and tear on the low pressure seat and in turn increase the high performance of the second stage for the diver by making sure the orifice only comes into contact with the low pressure seat when the regulator is pressurized. The other innovation is their Automatic Flow Control. Most every manufacturer of regulators offer some sort of a venturi switch in their second stages designed to reduce breathing resistance and help with the opening of the valve that delivers air to the diver when they inhale. At Atomic they’ve perfected this into a pressure sensing, self-adjusting device that regulates the delivery of the diver’s air with every breath adjusting for increased pressure the deeper the diver descends. No more switches or dials to get that perfect breath of air! All in all the amount of innovation, quality and precision technology put into the Atomic ST1 makes this regulator the only smart choice for any diver seeking a high performance regulator at a reasonable price that is truly environmentally friendly.