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About Mares Proton Octopus

'xtremely compact and lightweight, this octopus is characterized by its small size, simple construction and outstanding performance,which make it ideal for use as an alternative air source It has a two-component body, integrated VAD 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 lowpressure area in the center this keeps the diaphragm down during inhalation, giving 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 Furthermore, the compact and ergonomic exhaust tee ensures superior hydrodynamic performance and reduced exhalation resistance The mouthpiece is made of soft hypoallergenic silicone: limiting jaw fatigue and offering a secure fit even after very long dives

One reason why the Mares Proton Octopus is popular is because of its Comfortable.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited lifetime warranty.

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Mares Proton Octopus Features

  • Extremely Compact Design
  • VAD System
  • Mesh-Grid System
  • Compact Exhaust Tee
  • Soft Hypoallergenic Silicone Mouthpiece

Proton Octopus Customer Reviews

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Mares Proton Octopus
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (7)
  • Does not leak (3)
  • Easy to connect (3)
  • Easy to retrieve (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced diver (3), Divemaster (3)
      • Diving Type:
      • Wreck diving (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    "Looks as good as it works"

    Great little occy with plenty of air for your buddy when needed. Fantastic yellow Miflex hose at just the right length.I use a full metal orbiter as main reg & V16 Ist...Read complete review

    Great little occy with plenty of air for your buddy when needed. Fantastic yellow Miflex hose at just the right length.I use a full metal orbiter as main reg & V16 Ist stage......Best combination for my use.....Cheers

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    What's up with the free flow?

    I dive the beaches of Southern California 2-4 times per week. I loved the compact design of this octo but after 20+ dives on it I've had a free flow problem that I...Read complete review

    I dive the beaches of Southern California 2-4 times per week. I loved the compact design of this octo but after 20+ dives on it I've had a free flow problem that I can't correct and I'll have to have it serviced. I'd probably buy another model if I had to do it again.

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    5.0

    "Looks as good as it works"

    By Tonyo

    from Gold Cost,Australia

    About Me Advanced Diver

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Mouthpiece

    Best Uses

    • Upgrading Equipment

    Comments about Mares Proton Octopus:

    Great little occy with plenty of air for your buddy when needed. Fantastic yellow Miflex hose at just the right length.I use a full metal orbiter as main reg & V16 Ist stage......Best combination for my use.....Cheers

    • Diving Type:
    • Cave Diving, Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving

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    5.0

    Another great Mares product

    By mudbug diver

    from myrtle beach, sc

    About Me Professional Diver

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mares Proton Octopus:

        works great no complaints
        works as needed when used as reg with pony bottle

        • Diving Type:
        • Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving

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        4.0

        Life Saver

        By J.Weaver

        from Knoxville,TN

        About Me Recreational Diver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Reliable Life Saver

          Comments about Mares Proton Octopus:

          Again, another product holding up to the Mares name. I trust this octopus to work when it absolutely needs to. When I first had this octopus I breathed on it for about 5 minutes during a dive and have to say that it is better than some primary regulators out there.

          • Diving Type:
          • Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good and Compact Performer

          By Fishwatcher

          from NJ

          About Me Advanced Diver

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Effortless Breathing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Temperate Water
            • Warm Water

            Comments about Mares Proton Octopus:

            I normally use this octopus attached to my pony bottle. It has solid construction, it's compact, it's dry and easy breathing.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Most Reliable

            By J Nebro

            from Red Sea

            About Me Divemaster

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Effortless Breathing
            • Long Life
            • Nitrox Compatible

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mares Proton Octopus:

                One of the very durable octopuses that stand even the harshest user who bumbs it here and there.

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                Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
                TOM S  came with package for mares abyss reg
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                LeisurePro S  The Proton octopus comes with a 39 inch yellow hose.
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                LeisurePro S  Yes, to 40%.
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