Average Customer Review: based on 2 reviews.Rating: Octo
416526 - Octopus Prestige
• Sturdy and durable
• Superior resistance to abrasion
• Hi-Viz yellow cover and hose
A mid-size octopus with a stylish design, strengthened by the ultimate technologies to grant steady, natural and effortless breathing. Easy to use
soft purge diaphragm with Mesh Grid.
Second stage weight (g): 390
The air coming from the LP-hose passes through the second stage control valve and is conveyed directly to the mouthpiece through the by-pass tube (Mares patented). In the mouthpiece connector, the airflow creates a swirling action, or “vortex”. The core of the vortex is a low-pressure area, which, during inhalation, helps to hold down the second stage diaphragm, thus markedly increasing regulator sensitivity. The decisive advantage of the VAD System lies in the precision of its control. The VAD supplies the inhalation effort with just the intensity required.
Another advantage of the VAD system is related to the bypass tube, through which most of the air is delivered. In cold water diving, this system prevents ice crystals (which can be generated by the expansion of humid air in cold temperatures) from interfering with the proper operation of second stage components.
Fluid Dynamic Deflector: Recieves and properly deflects the airflow from the bypass tube to the mouthpiece.
Mesh Grid: Patented design which reduces the impact of water flow onto the second stage diaphragm, thus eliminating free flows even in strong currents.
Ultralight Techno Polymer: Abrasion resistant and affordable, ideal for diving in warm and moderate water temperatures.