Mares Prestige 22 DPD Regulator

Mares
SKU: MRSPR22DPD MFR: 416155

About Mares Prestige 22 DPD Regulator

The Prestige 22 Diaphragm First Stage features the DFC System and a replaceable HP seat connector. The exclusive MARES DFC system featured minimizes the intermediate pressure drop which occurs in all regulators during the inhalation phase. This pressure drop is greater when higher airflow is demanded of the regulator. The DFC system substantially reduces breathing effort and inhalation resistance, especially during deep dives and under high air flow conditions.

The high pressure poppet was designed for a "2 year or 200 dives" service interval; double the high pressure seat life standard! Compact body, in a modern and smart style, it is made of hot-forged nickel-plating and chromed brass. It is fitted with a preferential 1/2" intermediate pressure port for connection to the primary second stage, plus 3 other standard 3/8" LP ports and 2 HP ports with 7/16" UNF thread. The latter are inclined at a 45° angle to allow a more ergonomic layout of hoses.

The Prestige 22 Second Stage Regulator is equipped with Mares Dive Pre-Dive System (DPD). The DPD allows the diver to set the regulator second stage to be less sensitive when jumping in the water off a boat or while surface swimming through surf or current. Once the diver is ready to descend they can enhance toe regulators breathability with a simple twist of the switch.

The Prestige 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. The second stage cover features the new "mesh-grid" system for water inflow and outflow, which provides a further performance improvement.

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. Mares Prestige second stage incorporates the Fluid Dynamic Deflector, developed after in-depth studies and tests of fluid dynamics, is engineered to receive and properly direct the airflow from the bypass tube to the mouthpiece. Combined with the VAD system it delivers very natural and effortless breathing. All enclosed in a lightweight Techno-Polymer housing.

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. 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. Mares Prestige 22 DPD weighs 40.7 oz (1,154 g) and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Prestige 22 DPD Regulator Features

  • Mares Prestige 22 DPD Regulator
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Total Weight: 40.7 oz (1,154 g)
  • First Stage:
  • Balanced Diaphragm
  • DFC System
  • 4 LP and 2 HP Ports
  • Tri-Material Valve with Superior Durability
  • Marine Grade Chromed Brass
  • Second Stage:
  • Downstream Demand
  • Dive Pre-Dive System (DPD)
  • Vortex Assist Design (V.A.D.) System
  • "Mesh-Grid" System
  • Compact and Ergonomic Exhaust Tee
  • Soft Hypoallergenic Silicone Mouthpiece
  • 29.5" (75 cm) Superflex Hose

Mares Prestige 22 DPD Regulator Specifications

1'St Stage Type
Balanced Diaphragm
Lp Ports
4
Hp Ports
2
Adjustable 2'Nd Stage
Yes, Dive Pre-Dive
2'Nd Stage Type
Downstream Demand Valve
Materials
1'St Stage: Chromed Brass, 2'Nd Stage: Techno-Polymer, Polyurethane
Hose Thread
1/2"
Hose Length
29.5" (75 Cm)
Total Weight
40.7 Oz (1,154 G)
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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
MR A  Hi name is Bruno Andujar,I am Scuba Diver. I bought this item because the price and quality is good. I will use for my dive school and shop as well.
chris l  What octo should I get with this reg is there a package?
Kasia W  Mares Prestige Octopus would be the octopus that will complete the package: http://www.leisurepro.com/p-mrspro/mares-prestige-octopus
Andrey G  What is the difference between this one and Mares Prestige 12S? The price is the same, the only difference I noticed is DPD switch. Anything else worth?
Frank L  The first stage is completely different. The 22 is a high performance first stage, whereas the 12s is a middle of the road first stage.
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