416535 - Octopus Carbon
Maximum performance with lightness
• Highly-resistant octopus for demanding divers
• Second stage case made of 100% carbon
• Technology and lightness
The Carbon octopus features the Mesh-Grid system and integrated VAD, which, combined with the Fluid Dynamic Deflector, ensures very easy and natural breathing. And it’s all combined into a carbon second stage for increased thermal conductivity and incredible lightness.
Second stage weight (g): 354
Carbon Technology: Extreme light weight, exceptional mechanical resistance and high thermal conductivity make carbon the perfect material for the most demanding divers and every condition.
Fluid Dynamic Deflector: Receives and properly directs 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.
Superflex Hose: Extreme light weight and exceptional softness guarantee the maximum freedom of movement.
Vortex Assisted Design: The air bypass tube conveys air to the mouthpiece creating a swirling vortex with a low pressure area in the center that keeps the diaphragm down during inhalation, for very sensitive and easy breathing at all depths.
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.