DIR Apeks Starter Package - WTX Wing + MTX-RC Long Hose Regulator
DIR Starter: Apeks WTx-D Wing + Apeks MTX-RC Long Hose Regulator Package
Apeks MTX-RC Regulator
DIR Starter: Apeks WTx-D Wing + Apeks MTX-RC Long Hose Regulator Package
DIR Starter: Apeks WTx-D Wing + Apeks MTX-RC Long Hose Regulator Package

DIR Apeks Starter Package - WTX Wing + MTX-RC Long Hose Regulator

Sale price£1,620.00 Regular price£2,024.00
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This all-inclusive DIR Apeks Starter Package includes a fully assembled Apeks WTX-D Single Tank Wing System, and Apeks MTX-RC Long Hose Regulator set. Great value, a future-proof high-quality package for beginner to advanced divers.

Wing Size

Wing Size

Steel or Ali Backplate

Steel or Ali Backplate


Dispatched in 1 to 2 days

Contact Form & Details

How can we help?

If you need to contact us for any issue or assistance, you can do so online by filling out the online Contact Form, emailing us at sales@dirdirect.com or calling us on +44(0)1305 824 555. If it's about a purchase you've made for us please also include your order number.

Our brick-and-mortar store Underwater Explorers based on Portland, Dorset is staffed 7 days a week, including weekends and bank holidays. As it's an active store visited by divers from around the country and world regularly, if we can't make it to the phone for any reason please leave a message and we'll get back to you asap.

Any queries are usually answered the very same day and at most within 24 hours.


Why Portland?

We’re located on the Isle of Portland (in Dorset) because Portland has been one of the most popular scuba diving locations in the United Kingdom even before we set up operations here back in the year 2000.

On one side, we’re minutes away from the sheltered waters of Portland Marina and Harbour, while on the other, it’s just a brief walk to reach our famous scuba diving destination Chesil Cove and start of the 16-mile-long Chesil Beach.  

Portland’s location makes it ideal for scuba diving, freediving, snorkelling and other surface water sports activities. 

Check out how many wrecks we have around here by clicking on Scimitar Diving's Wreck & Dive Sites chart!

Alongside dive clubs, many instructors and dive schools travel here to train and offer scuba diving certification ranging from open water diver to mixed-gas tech diving or rebreather diving levels.

Whether you’re doing a boat dive from Portland Marina or Castletown or a shore dive at Chesil Cove, Portland is well known for offering many possibilities: Reef diving to wreck diving and night diving, underwater photography or underwater videography. Anything other than cave diving is possible here.

Likely being the best-stocked diving shop in the UK, at Underwater Explorers we offer in-store scuba diving equipment advice and sales, as well as gas fills, to locals and visitors (read About Us).

But... If you’re googling “scuba diving shop near me” like some, look no further, there's DirDirect online.

Here at DirDirect, we list our cutting-edge equipment for worldwide delivery and we’ve got you covered whatever your level of diving: We’re your local dive store wherever you are in the world.

All that with over 20 years of experience especially in technical diving, from training to equipment, advice and sales.


Underwater Explorers, Unit 1, Maritime Business Centre
Mereside, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1FD


This all-inclusive DIR Apeks Starter Package includes a fully assembled Apeks WTX-D Single Tank Wing System and Apeks MTX-RC Long Hose Regulator* set. Great value, a future-proof, high-quality package for beginner to advanced divers.

All of our DIR Starter Packages are for divers seeking the balanced trim of a hard backplate, single-piece no-clip harness and wing combination paired with the outstanding performance of a long hose regulator set.

The system can easily be adapted to twinset diving by adding a first stage and double wing.

DIR Apeks Starter Package includes

  • WTX-D30 or WTX-D40 Wing with inflator hose
  • Steel or Ali Backplate fitted with Apeks Deluxe One Piece Harness
  • Apeks Griplock Cambands
  • 2 x MTX-RC primary second stages
  • MTX-RC first stage (DIN)
  • Apeks TEK SPG with HP hose
  • Apeks Messenger bag
  • 2 x 75mm Bolt Snaps
  • Second Stage Bungee Connector Kit
  • 2.1m main Regulator Hose
  • 49cm backup Regulator Hose

Apeks WTX Single Tank Wing System

The Apeks WTX-D Single Cylinder Wings are narrow in design, allowing a cylinder to nest deep inside them.

Single-cylinder wings, often referred to as donuts, are oval-shaped air cells or bladders that are not permanently attached to a harness. While single-cylinder wings have their origins in the realm of technical diving, they are becoming very popular in the recreational community. Not only are these single-cylinder wings streamlined, but due to their shape being a continuous loop, they are very stable underwater. There is no dramatic shift of air from left to right.

Apeks single-cylinder wings are a smart design that allows a cylinder to nest deep inside them. These wings fit nicely with the rest of the Apeks WTX collection of high-quality harnesses, plates and accessories. They can be configured in multiple ways to match the type of diving that you do. As with the rest of the WTX collection, these single-cylinder wings are built from the finest quality materials.

  • K style inflator positioned off-centre so as not to interfere with regulator 1st stage
  • Low profile 16” oval-shaped corrugated hose
  • Apeks Flex inflator hose
  • Safety cable to prevent hyper-extension
  • Low profile flat dump valve positioned in front, lower-left side
  • 2 large drain grommets
  • Centre mesh drain panel
  • Lift capacities: WTX-D30 30lbs / WTX-D40 40lbs

Apeks Deluxe One-Piece Webbed Harness

This simple yet strong Apeks Deluxe One-Piece Webbed Harness can take the load of a fully rigged technical diver. It can be easily customised with the hardware of your choice.

  • 12’ of 2-inch stiff webbing with centre grommet
  • 2” wide crotch strap
  • 6 stainless 2” D-rings
  • 2 neoprene shoulder protectors
  • 2 elastic retaining loops on the shoulders and one on the crotch strap
  • Heavy-duty stainless waist buckle
  • 6 stainless serrated retainers

Steel or Ali Backplate

Four each upper and lower slots accommodate nylon cylinder cam bands so a single cylinder can be strapped directly to the plate. A series of 4 slots provides lateral stability of the cylinder that traditional two-slot plates cannot.

Three holes at the top of the Apeks Backplate offer a range of height adjustments for the wings and the cylinders. In addition, a corresponding lower centre slot allows for misaligned lower band bolts.

Upper and lower perimeter holes along either side and holes along the bottom allow for accessories mounting. 2" wide crotch strap slot.

  • Aluminium Backplate weighs approx 753g
  • Stainless Steel Backplate weight approx 2.2 kg

Apeks MTX-RC Long Hose Regulator Set

The Apeks MTX-RC Single Cylinder Long Hose Regulator Set is designed for the diver that prefers a long hose configuration on a single cylinder. It is also the perfect set-up for the recreational diver looking to transition into twinset diving in the future, as the addition of another first stage creates a twinset regulator configuration.

Combining rugged, military grade engineering with the super-smooth breathing experience that Apeks regulators are renowned for, the MTX-RC single cylinder set dives your way.

Featuring the same freeze-resistant technology enjoyed by the whole MTX-R range, the MTX-RC resists freeflows in even the coldest temperatures, while offering the user the additional flexibility to dial it out for a comfortable breathe in less extreme environments.

All this is achieved using an innovative first stage design that protects the regulator from freezing and a full set of user controls on the second stage to adjust the breathing performance based on the diver’s individual needs.

Apeks MTX-RC Long Hose Regulator Set includes a tactical style messenger bag to keep your regulators safe on your travels. Perfectly sized for a laptop, it’s also your new work bag!

MTX-RC First Stage is cold water rated

The Apeks MTX-RC first stage has a unique over-balanced diaphragm design. As the diver descends, the over-balancing feature allows the medium pressure gas in the hose to increase faster rate than ambient. This results in superior performance at depth.

  • Satin plated brass body with heat exchanging ribs for maximum thermal performance.
  • Break through, innovative over-moulded first-stage endcap and environmental diaphragm helps prevent ice build-up that can cause first stage free flow in extreme circumstances. Also protects the first stage from impact damage.
  • Ribbed diaphragm clamp for improved heat exchange in cold water conditions.
  • 5 x medium pressure ports, 4 mounted on a rotating turret for improved hose orientation
  • 2 x angled high pressure ports for optimal hose routing and fitting of transmitters.
  • Double swivel hose for greater freedom of movement and comfort.
  • Easy to grip DIN hand-wheel or over-moulded yoke hand-wheel, only requires one hand to release.
  • Tested for Octopus use - EN250A to 60 metres cold water.
  • Nitrox/Oxygen compatible – Up to 40% O2 outside the EU (European Union).

Second stage with Breathing effort adjuster

Oversize breathing effort adjuster of MTX-RC second stage makes adjustment easy in cold water whilst wearing gloves. Protective bumpers protect the second stage from impacts and scratches in the most vulnerable places.

  • Ergonomic and simple to use venturi lever.
  • Large purge button.
  • Reversible second stage for either a left or right hand gas supply configuration.
  • A heat exchanger (patented) dissipates the cold caused by gas expansion while drawing in the warmth of the ambient water for a more comfortable breathe.
  • Features an innovative Diver Changeable Exhaust system (DCE). The system gives the diver the ability to change from a small exhaust tee to a large exhaust tee. The regulator is supplied with both sets of exhaust tees.
  • Comfo-bite mouthpiece
  • Flexible nylon braided hose, which has better cold water performance than traditional rubber hose.