Apeks Anti-Bacterial Second Stages

With a Non-Toxic silver ion additive, which reduces viruses and other bacteria by 99%.

Apeks Anti-Bacterial Second Stages


With a Non-Toxic silver ion additive, which reduces viruses and other bacteria by 99%.

Apeks Second Stage Features:

• Kills Staphylococcus Aureus commonly known as MRSA.
• Also protective against Escherichia Coli, 23 other strains of bacteria and 4 types of fungi. • Extremely effective against viruses, mould, yeast and algae.
• Resistant to washing – 10 years normal life of protection.
• No discolouration, taste or effects.
• Reduces odour formation.
• F.D.A (Food and drug administration) food-grade safety.
• E.P.A. (Environmental Protection Agency) approved.
• Tested under controlled conditions and independently verified in the U.K.


• Excellent for dive schools or public shared use of equipment.
• Prevents contamination associated with storage of damp equipment or infection from contaminated water.

The world’s first regulator designed to exceed the proposed European standard in Auxiliary Emergency Breathing Systems.

Bit of a mouthful isn’t it? But it’s important.

An Auxiliary Emergency Breathing System (commonly known as an Octopus or alternate air source when connected to the primary regulator) is a fundamental part of any diver’s kit.

The alternate air source provides an emergency backup demand valve in case of primary demand valve failure and acts as an alternative source of air for a dive buddy. The proposed minimum safety standards only require an alternate air source to be tested to 30 metres (98ft).

Apeks recognises that emergencies can happen beyond these limits and is the first regulator manufacturer in the world to design, have independently tested and be awarded CE approval for alternate air source products which far exceed the proposed minimum requirements.

This means that an Apeks alternate air source matches the performance of the primary demand regulator that it is intended to work with, tested in water temperatures below 10°C (50°F) where stated, and to depths of 50 metres (164ft).

As a user, you can be confident that in an emergency or an out of air situation, your Apeks regulator can cope with the extra demand of your buddy breathing from your alternate air source and safely supply air to you both.

In 2013, the entire range of Apeks XTX regulators underwent a refresh. New cosmetics coupled with great new features continue to make Apeks the brand most chosen by serious divers.

  • >  Exceeds the proposed European safety standards.
  • >  Optional 5th port available for every model with the additional bonus of an integrated heat exchanger on the XTX200 and XTX100 first stages.
  • >  Braided flexi-hoses are now standard on all models. These hoses are lighter in weight, more flexible and more durable.
  • >  Following on the success of the anti-bacterial mouthpiece, anti-bacterial additive has now been molded into most second stage components. This is especially useful with shared equipment, providing added protection against bacteria.
  • >  The purge buttons are now larger and easier to operate with a two-stage progressive purge. Press the purge on the side for a lower flow rate, useful where more control is required such as filling lift bags, then press in the centre for the full effect of the purge, for example whenregulator clearing.
  • >  A new, larger venturi lever has been added with a soft touch rubber grip which makes it easier to locate and use.

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