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About Mares Instinct 52 Regulator, White

The Instinct 52 Regulator is available with the Compact Top Performer MR52 First Stage: the best for a unique high caliber set up. The Instinct 52 incorporates a Double DFC System that provides a Consistent Flow of air at any Depth, even when breathing simultaneously from both the Primary Second Stage and the Octopus. The Natural Convection Channel (NCC) System and the design of the Abyss Second Stage with more Metal on the Front Cover, allows this combination to achieve very High Performance in Cold Water. The NCC System increases cold water performance by creating a flow of water across the regulator. The flow is driven by the change of density in water with temperature. The Instinct 52's Pre-Oriented Pressure Ports provide for an ideal placement of hoses even when using two independent regulators.

The all Chrome Plated Marine Brass First Stage Regulator is a Balanced Diaphragm Design which is Environmentally Sealed. The Diaphragm Membrane transmits the pressure changes to the internal mechanism eliminating the need for the surrounding water to enter the intricate mechanism. The benefit of this type of first stage design is that none of the internal parts are exposed to contaminants such as salt, sand, chlorine or pool acids. These environmental contaminants cause corrosion and mineral deposits to form on the internal mechanism deteriorating regulator performance.

The Instinct 52's Small and Compact Techno-Polymer second stage has superior performance with a Side Exhaust that Deflects the Exhaled Breath, so that hardly any bubbles crowd your view. Compensating openings in the back minimize the likelihood of free-flows in strong current. The oversized purge button makes it easy to find and easy to use, even when wearing thick gloves. The Instinct 52 Second Stage with its Vortex Assist Design (V.A.D.) System: all Mares second stages offer the unique patented VAD system. The air bypass tube conveys air to the mouthpiece creating a swirling vortex with a low pressure area in the center this keeps the diaphragm down during inhalation, giving very sensitive and easy breathing at all depths. Regulator is equipped with Mares Fluid Dynamic Deflector (FDD) that receives and properly directs the airflow from the bypass tube directly to the mouthpiece.

The mouthpiece is made of soft hypoallergenic silicone: limiting jaw fatigue and offering a secure fit even after very long dives. Mares developed the Superflex hose after many years of testing and research. The results achieved far surpassed the tests required by EN250. Hose is extremely light weight and exceptionally soft, guaranteeing the maximum freedom of movement and further reducing jaw fatigue. Superflex hose is 1/2" Threaded High Flow hose and is 29.5" (75 cm) in length. Regulator has a total weight of 29.52 oz (836.9 g), comes with a Comprehensive Owner's Manual and is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Instinct 52 Regulator, White Features

  • Hose: 1/2" Thread High Flow Superflex 29.5" (75 cm)
  • Weight: 29.52 oz (836.9 g)
  • Comprehensive Owner's Manual
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • First Stage:
  • Balanced Diaphragm
  • Double DFC System
  • Natural Convection Channel (NCC) System
  • NCC System Increases Cold Water Performance
  • Pre-Oriented Pressure Ports
  • Material: Chrome Plated Marine Brass
  • Environmentally Sealed Design
  • Design Provides Protection from Sand, Salt, Chlorine, Pool Acid and Contaminants
  • Tri-Material Valve Technology
  • 4 LP and 2 HP Ports
  • High Flow 1/2" LP Primary Port
  • Second Stage:
  • Downstream Demand Valve
  • Material: Techno-Polymer
  • Small & Compact Design
  • Side Exhaust, Deflects Exhaled Breath
  • Compensating Openings, Prevent Free-Flow in Current
  • Oversized Purge Button
  • Vortex Assist Design (V.A.D.) System
  • Fluid Dynamic Deflector (FDD)
  • Mouthpiece: Soft Hypoallergenic Silicone
  • Reduced Jaw Fatigue

Mares Instinct 52 Regulator, White Specifications

1'St Stage Type
Balanced Diaphragm
Lp Ports
3 Lp 3/8" Thread 1 Lp 1/2" Thread
Hp Ports
2 Hp 7/16" Thread
Nitrox Compatible
Yes
2'Nd Stage Type
Downstream Demand Valve
Materials
1'St Stage: Chromed Brass, 2'Nd Stage Case: Techno-Polymer
Hose Thread
1/2"
Hose Length
29.5" (75 Cm)
Total Weight
29.52 Oz (836.9 G)
Weight [with packaging]
3.1 lb
Mfr #
SKU
MRSI52WH

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Mares Instinct 52 Regulator, White
 
3.3

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (3)
  • Effortless breathing (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Warm water (3)
      • Diving Type:
      • Drift diving (3), Night diving (3), Open water diving (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    2.0

    Seems I got a lemon.

    By orm

    from Roatan, Honduras

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Effortless Breathing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Warm Water

      Comments about Mares Instinct 52 Regulator, White:

      Mostly used in warm water diving between 10 to 100 ft. Partly for leisure and research.

      Appreciate the side exhaust, helps when working. Breaths well in different positions.
      Most comfortable mouth piece I have used thus far.
      Easy breathing.

      Had some issues with a squeeking sound when breathing at shallow depths since the get go.
      Started freeflowing a few days ago, after 50 dives, not even a year old yet.
      Bought this at leisurepro and the mares authorized dealership in roatan refused to recognize the warranty. This would be a problem of mares not the reg itself, last time I purchase this brand.

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

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      4.0

      Good mid-range regulator

      By Vislor

      from Jacksonville, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Effortless Breathing
      • Nitrox Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Warm Water

        Comments about Mares Instinct 52 Regulator, White:

        Have used this on 15 dives now, no issues (FL springs, FL Keys). Breathes easy and consistent down to 100' (30m). Breathing is just a slight bit more difficult when upside down.

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

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        4.0

        Excellent Travel Reg

        By USMC_DS1

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Advanced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Effortless Breathing
        • Light weight
        • Nitrox Compatible

        Cons

        • 1st Unit Failed

        Best Uses

        • Travel
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Mares Instinct 52 Regulator, White:

        Tested this reg on some shore dives on Oahu... worked perfectly down to 49'. Looking forward to some deeper and colder water dives with it in the near future. The reg includes a Mares Superflex hose so very comfortable and provided all the air I required on my last dive over a 48 minutes period. It's light weight and globally serviceable so perfect for my travels. The MR52 1st stage also worked well with my Mares Air Control Octo/inflator. I've also ordered the din adapter so that I can use it with my HP 100 tanks locally. Only improvement I would like to see are DFC ports on either sides of the 1st stage instead of dual DFC ports on one side only. That would allow for better routing of the Octo although the Octo performed well enough connected to the LP port. For this one knock I gave the reg a 4 star but otherwise it would have been a five star reg... where's that 1/2 star rating LP? This may well be my primary reg for travel and even my local dives. Enjoy and safe diving.

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

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        Mitch J  can this be used with nitrox?
        ROBERTO R  Yes it can
        CHEN C  Is this regulator has YORK? or it is DIN only??
        SUDA K  Sorry that my answer is late. I use only YOTK.
        Shopper  is second stage adjustable ?
        ROCKY S  The Mares Instinct 52 2nd stage is not adjustable. There are no adjustments available to the user.
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