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About Mares Abyss Octopus

Abyss has long been a staple name in high performance. The evolved design of the Abyss octopus adds more metal on front cover and hose protector to achieve even further dependability in the most difficult diving conditions. All metal technology second stages have superior performance over plastic second stages, especially in cold water, due to the high thermal conductivity that limits the freezing effect. Additional benefits are the improved durability, the longer working life and less dry mouth from breathing compressed air. This all metal octopus is made of nickel and chrome plated marine grade brass.

All Mares second stages are a reliable downstream valve design and offer the unique patented Vortex Assisted Design (VAD) system. 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 second stage cover features the new "mesh-grid" system for water inflow and outflow, which provides a further performance improvement. The patented mesh design of the second stage cover reduces the pressure of water flowing onto the regulators diaphragm and minimizes free-flow. Even in a strong current it eliminates the need for a knob to de-tune your air delivery system- advance technology through basic physics. Mares Abyss Octopus comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Click below to view various Mares tutorial videos for the Abyss octopus
VAD System Demo
Mesh Grid System Demo
All Metal Technology Demo

The Mares Abyss Octopus is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Mares Abyss Octopus: Comfortable Mouthpiece, Easy To Use, Reliable.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Abyss Octopus Features

  • Made of Nickel and Chrome-Plated Brass
  • Vortex Assist Design (V.A.D.) System
  • New "Mesh-Grid" System
  • 39.4" (100 cm) Hose with 3/8" Threads
  • Soft Hypoallergenic Silicone Mouthpiece
  • Downstream Valve
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Mares Abyss Octopus Specifications

2'Nd Stage Type
Downstream Demand
Materials
Chrome Plated Brass, Silicone Rubber
Hose Thread
3/8"
Hose Length
39.4" (100 Cm)
Total Weight
14 Oz (399 G)
Weight [with packaging]
1.85 lb
Mfr #
SKU
MRSABO

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5.0

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Pros

  • Comfortable mouthpiece (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Does not leak (3)

Cons

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    • Diving Type:
    • Open water diving (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Great backup

By Dave

from Ma

About Me Advanced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Last Resort

    Comments about Mares Abyss Octopus:

    Excellent used it at Jamestown RI

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

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    5.0

    what you want in an emergency

    By Doberman lover

    from Chicago IL.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Upgrading Equipment
      • With Nitrox

      Comments about Mares Abyss Octopus:

      I love the fact that it's made with the same quality as my primary not cheap plastic parts something I can really depend upon in a pinch I dove with it as my primary in Catalina Island and it performed flawlessly

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

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      5.0

      Excellent Octopus

      By Kiwiatlarge

      from Corvallis, Oregon

      About Me Professional

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      Pros

      • Comfortable Mouthpiece
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Upgrading Equipment

        Comments about Mares Abyss Octopus:

        So often our octopus is a cheap plastic thing that has nowhere near the performance or durability of our primary regulator. The first time it's really needed it doesn't give anywhere the ease of breathing to quickly calm a panicked diver. I love my Abyss 22 regulator and when I saw the same regulator except in yellow on sale I jumped at the chance to upgrade. Now when I'm assisting open water class in 42 degree water in winter or at 100 feet in the Philippines diving with my loved ones, I have complete confidence in my entire regulator set up. There is no noticeable difference between the performance of the regulator and octopus. Do yourself a favor and upgrade that octopus!

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

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        5.0

        Works as advertised

        By Dive Hawk

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Advanced

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mares Abyss Octopus:

            This works exactly as advertised: it's an Abyss second stage with a yellow purge and yellow hose.

            It's great!

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

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            Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
            Jason S  This is a first class Octopus. I need one that will work super will in ice diving conditions. This fit the bill.
            Shopper  Is It compatible with the spiro arctic 1. Piece?
            Steve S  Yes, this should work fine as long as you have an open port of your first stage.
            Shopper  Is It compatible with the spiro arctic 1. Piece?
            Steve S  Yes, this should work fine as long as you have an open port of your first stage.
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