Mares Octopus Prestige
Compact and lightweight!
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.
VAD Ststem - Vortex Assisted Design
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.
Mesh Grid 2nd Stage
Patented design which reduces the impact of water flow onto the second stage diaphragm, thus eliminating free flows even in strong currents.