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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.
(800) 323-0465

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

Mares Prestige Octopus Specifications

2'Nd Stage Type
Downstream Demand
Techno-Polymers, Silicone Rubber
Hose Thread
Hose Length
39.4" (100 Cm)
Total Weight
13.76 Oz (390 G)
Weight [with packaging]
1.8 lb
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Prestige Octopus Customer Reviews

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Could be better, but it works

By Jboogie

from Houston

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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  • Does Not Leak
  • Easy To Connect
  • Easy To Retrieve


  • Hard to exhale

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  • Last Resort

Comments about Mares Prestige Octopus:

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.

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

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Great Piece of Equipment

By Deep Down

from Salt Lake City, UT

About Me Advanced

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


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      Comments about Mares Prestige Octopus:

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

      • Diving Type:
      • Night Diving, Open Water Diving

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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.
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      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.
      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!
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