The Mares Prestige 22 NTT diaphragm first stage features the DFC system and a replaceable HP seat connector The exclusive MARES DFCsystem 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 intermediate pressure port for connection to the primary second stage, plus 3 other 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 NTT second stage is a Techno-polymer design The properties of the case materials transmit heat making it possible to dive in colder water without the worry associated with standard plastic housings 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 Furthermore, the compact and ergonomic exhaust tee ensures superior hydrodynamic performance and reduced exhalation resistance
Click below to view various Mares tutorial videos for the Prestige 22
DFC System Demo
VAD System Demo
Mesh Grid System Demo
This product has a limited lifetime warranty.