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About Mares Prestige Octopus

The Prestige is a mid-size octopus with a stylish design, strengthened by technology to give steady, natural and effortless breathing. 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.

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 Octopus Prestige 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. Octopus MV comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Click below to view various Mares tutorial videos for the Prestige octopus
VAD System Demo
Mesh Grid System Demo

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

Mares Prestige Octopus Features

  • Mid-Size Octopus
  • Vortex Assist Design (V.A.D.)
  • New Mesh-Grid System
  • Compact and Ergonomic Exhaust Tee
  • Noncorrosive Techno-Polymer Housing
  • Soft Hypoallergenic Silicone Mouthpiece
  • Downstream Valve
  • Fluid Dynamic Reflector
  • 39.4" (100 cm) Hose with 3/8" Threads
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great Piece of Equipment

This equipment worked well and without problems. I used it in cold water, at altitude. It performed brilliantly.


Most Liked Negative Review


Could be better, but it works

This is my backup. It is not nearly the quality of my Mares Proton 42, but hey its the backup. This thing functions. Thats the important thing.

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from Grand Prairie, TX, US

Compact, and comfortable to breath on. Great price and easy install .


Good Octopus


from Singapore, Singapore, SG

Used it for several minutes towards the end of dive (probably too little) but was working as desired.


Does the job


from Staten Island, NY, US

Good octo. Doesn't free flow and always works (I test it at depth on every dive). I didn't need an expensive one as it will only ever be used to get me to the surface in an emergency.


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from Harrisonville, MO, US

this is a great octopus regulator. breathes easy. I like the braded hose. Mouth piece fits well. no fatigue or sore jaw. I recommend this to all.


Could be better, but it works


This is my backup. It is not nearly the quality of my Mares Proton 42, but hey its the backup. This thing functions. Thats the important thing.

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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.
Ken G  Great second stage!
Shane W  I have a Atomic Z2X Reg and I am looking for a safe second... Which ones will work with my atomic first stage? Do you have any recommendations? I would like to stay inexpensive... Will the Mares MV and perstige work with my reg...?
ANDRES M  It work very well. I'm a commercial diver and mares regs are working horses. Most important,low price!
B JANE G  Most first stages are universal so it should fit. I have a ScubaPro and it works fine. I am unsure from your question if you are looking for a primary reg or just a backup octopus. This is unbalanced so I personnally wouldn't use it as a primary reg; it is strictly used as an octopus (backup) and will not breath as smooth as a balanced second stage at depth. However, as a backup it is great and you can't ever beat Mares quality. If you are looking for a primary second stage I would always recommend a balanced reg. Yes they cost more but are worth the money.
DOYLE D  The Mares Prestige is inexpensive and reliable. I have not have any issues with the reg. Connecting to your first stage should not be a problem. It ought to screw right in.
GARY H  Any second stage will work with your first stage. The LP ports are the same threading and diameter regardless of manufacturer. It's how you can buy after market hoses such as miflex. The intermediate pressure from your first stage should also be a relative constant compared to other first stages. Hope this helps. Blair
Shopper  What sort of temperatures is this octo best suited for?
LeisurePro S  50 F is the generally cut off for "cold water". 50F and above is fine for this octo.
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