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About Genesis Sidekick Octopus Regulator

When you took dive lessons you learned to perform specific skills to make you safe and comfortable underwater and at the surface. One of those skills was Buoyancy Control. Once you start diving for fun you use your Buoyancy Control Devise constantly throughout the dive. Your Octopus or Alternate Air Source Devise on the other hand is never used unless there is an Emergency Out of Air Situation. Reacting properly in an Out of Air Situation can make the difference between a Safe Dive and a Tragedy.

Combining your Inflator Devise (that you use on every dive) with your Octopus Regulator assures your ability to react properly when an Out-of-Air Emergency occurs. Be a Safe Diver with the Sidekick Octopus. The Genesis Sidekick Octopus is an Exceptional Second Source of Air, and provides you with a more Minimalistic Dive. This unique Octopus Easily-Attaches to your BC and eliminates the need of a separate Low Pressure (LP) Hose for the Octopus Regulator, which gives you more room to enjoy your dive.

Constructed of Lightweight, Durable Materials, the Compact Sidekick provides you with the Breathing Performance of a Primary Regulator. This Octopus maintains the BC Controls and Alternate-Air-Source in one location making the Sidekick easy to find when you need it. The Mouthpiece location makes it Easy-to-Offer the Octopus with either hand. For Easy-Identification, this Octopus has Bright, Highly-Visible Yellow Soft Purge Cover. The Purge Cover not only makes it Easy-to-Identify in an Emergency Out-of-Air Situation, it also makes Clearing-the- Regulator Quick-and-Easy. The Sidekick is made from Non-Corrosive ABS Plastic with a Silicone Mouthpiece, Diaphragm and Exhaust Valve. The Valve Mechanism is a Dependable Downstream Demand Valve with a Resilient Silicone Poppet Seat and Stainless Steel Demand Lever. Regulator is covered by a 24 month limited warranty.

The Genesis Sidekick Octopus Regulator is commonly used for Eliminating Hoses, Warm Water and more. The Genesis Sidekick Octopus Regulator is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver among others. The Genesis Sidekick Octopus Regulator is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Genesis Sidekick Octopus Regulator: Comfortable Mouthpiece, Easy To Connect, Easy To Use, Nitrox Compatible, Reliable, Slim design.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Genesis Sidekick Octopus Regulator Features

  • Increased Safety in Out-of-Air Emergencies
  • Combining your Inflator Devise with Octopus Regulator
  • Eliminates a Hose from Dive Rig
  • Easily-Attaches to BCD
  • Be a Safe Diver with the Sidekick Octopus
  • Mouthpiece Location, Easy-to-Offer with Either-Hand
  • Durable Lightweight Materials: Non-Corrosive ABS Plastic Case
    Resilient Silicone Poppet Seat
    Stainless Steel Demand Lever
    Silicone Mouthpiece, Diaphragm and Exhaust Valve
  • Dependable Downstream Demand Valve
  • Bright, Highly-Visible Yellow Soft Purge Cover, Easy-to-Identify in an Emergency Out-of-Air Situation
  • Breathing Performance of a Primary Regulator
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Genesis Sidekick Octopus Regulator Specifications

2'Nd Stage Type
Downstream Demand Valve
Materials
Housing: Abs Plastic, Mouthpiece, Diaphragm, Seat Poppet And Exhaust Valve: Silicone, Demand Lever: Stainless Steel
Hose Thread
3/8"
Weight [with packaging]
1.1 lb

Sidekick Octopus Regulator Customer Reviews

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Genesis Sidekick Octopus Regulator
 
3.5

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable mouthpiece (5)
  • Slim design (5)
  • Easy to connect (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Nitrox compatible (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Eliminating hoses (5)
    • Warm water (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (4), Advanced diver (4)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (6), Drift diving (5), Night diving (4), Wreck diving (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A GREAT way to streamline

    I wanted to streamline myself a little bit and having a safe second inflator can't be beat. That being said, because this is "in-line" and not a true replacement...Read complete review

    I wanted to streamline myself a little bit and having a safe second inflator can't be beat. That being said, because this is "in-line" and not a true replacement hoes...it IS a little bulkier than some of the more expensive models out there. If you're diving on a very regular basis (50 or more times a year) I might consider spending the extra money on a more compact unit. Otherwise, it's a good product. Breathes well all around...upside down, at 130 feet, etc.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Sidekick Octo fell apart

    Within 4 dives the yellow cover split. In subsequent dives its fallen apart, like it's dry rotted. I've met several other divers with the same experience. The unit still seems to work...Read complete review

    Within 4 dives the yellow cover split. In subsequent dives its fallen apart, like it's dry rotted. I've met several other divers with the same experience. The unit still seems to work fine, there's just a big hole where the yellow cover used to be. it's a little difficult to breathe through and not very comfortable due to it's positioning on the BC. But I suppose if you're using it, it's because you're in an emergency situation.

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    4.0

    GREAT IDEA

    By GIMPER

    from SAN LEON, TX

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Mouthpiece
    • Easy To Connect
    • Easy To Use
    • Slim Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Eliminating Hoses
      • Upgrading Equipment

      Comments about Genesis Sidekick Octopus Regulator:

      WORKS

      • Diving Type:
      • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      Sidekick Octo fell apart

      By SSgtPitt

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Advanced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Slim Design

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Mouthpiece
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Last Resort

      Comments about Genesis Sidekick Octopus Regulator:

      Within 4 dives the yellow cover split. In subsequent dives its fallen apart, like it's dry rotted. I've met several other divers with the same experience. The unit still seems to work fine, there's just a big hole where the yellow cover used to be. it's a little difficult to breathe through and not very comfortable due to it's positioning on the BC. But I suppose if you're using it, it's because you're in an emergency situation.

      • Diving Type:
      • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Works well

      By noguerac[@]

      from Miramar, Fl

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Comfortable Mouthpiece
      • Does Not Leak
      • Easy To Connect
      • Easy To Retrieve
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable
      • Slim Design

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Eliminating Hoses

      Comments about Genesis Sidekick Octopus Regulator:

      Works well, slim and trim,
      well made

      • Diving Type:
      • Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      One Less Hose to Manage

      By Evanescent

      from Golden CO

      About Me Advanced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Comfortable Mouthpiece
      • Does Not Leak
      • Easy To Connect
      • Easy To Retrieve
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Gets In The Way

      Best Uses

      • Eliminating Hoses

      Comments about Genesis Sidekick Octopus Regulator:

      Although I've never had to use this octo in an out-of-air situation, it is very convenient. I always know where the octo is, and I have one less hose to manage. It breathes very nicely. The only downside is that it puts another valve in close proximity to the power inflator, but that has been an easy adjustment.

      • Diving Type:
      • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      It shattered!

      By Denver dIver

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Genesis Sidekick Octopus Regulator:

            Used this for my open water class, purchased here new. Second pool dive, third instance I pressed the purge button and the soft plastic cover/button literally shattered! How does a soft plastic shatter??? Scary stuff, and my last Genesis product! Instead I bought all Atomic regulators. More money, but hey, you only have one life! Leisure pro offered me a new cover but Im not goIng for it. If it fails In a pool....

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            Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
            PAUL B  great product. breathes good and gives me more freedom in my dry suit.one less inflator hose.
            Shopper  Can I attach it to the first stage and using it the old fashion way? I don't like the idea of attaching it to the BC.
            VINCENT S  Yes and no. It comes with a small pig tail hose with the male end of a quick connect. To use it like a standard octo you would have to have to use a hose with a female quick connect end (like for a bc or drysuit). This is also heavier than most octos and cost more.
            VAIRA S  Is this compatible with Mares Prestiege BCD?
            Marilyn S  This is compatible with the Mares Prestige BCD.
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