About Mares Proton Ice Extreme Regulator

The Proton Ice Extreme (MR32) diaphragm first stage features the DFC system and a replaceable HP seat connector The exclusive MARESDFC 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 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 For extreme demanding conditions, such as use in cold or contaminated water, the Abyss Extreme first stage is equipped with the Cold Water Diving kit (CWD) which completely seals off all first stage internal components from contact with the water

The Proton Ice Extreme all metal second stage is coated with a special fluoro-polymer resin finish on the second stage case and all key components to prevent ice crystals from forming in extreme cold conditions The Proton 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 Furthermore, the compact and ergonomic exhaust tee ensures superior hydrodynamic performance and reduced exhalation resistance

The Mares Proton Ice Extreme Regulator is commonly used for Cold Water and more. The Mares Proton Ice Extreme Regulator is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Mares Proton Ice Extreme Regulator: Comfortable, Nitrox Compatible.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited lifetime warranty.

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(800) 874-3236

Mares Proton Ice Extreme Regulator Features

  • First Stage Features:

    Diaphragm first stage
    CWD Kit standard
    Even lighter first stage
    DFC System
    2 year (200 hr.) HP seat
    4 LP and 2 HP ports
    Second stage with fluoro-polymer resin finish
  • Second Stage Features:

    Made of nickel and chrome-plated brass
    Special fluoro-polymer resin finish
    Vortex Assist Design (V.A.D.) system
    New "mesh-grid" system
    Compact and ergonomic exhaust tee
    Soft hypoallergenic silicone mouthpiece

Mares Proton Ice Extreme Regulator Specifications

1'St Stage Type
Balanced Diaphragm
Lp Ports
1 1/2" Unf Port (Primary) 3 Lp 3/8" Unf Port
Hp Ports
2
Adjustable 2'Nd Stage
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Nitrox Compatible
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Proton Ice Extreme Regulator Customer Reviews

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Mares Proton Ice Extreme Regulator
 
3.5

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67%

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Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Nitrox compatible (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold water (4)
    • Warm water (3)

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    1.0

    fragileregulatorandabove165fsw only

    By postingareview

    from currently in FL

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Nitrox Compatible

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Cold Water
    • Warm Water

    Comments about Mares Proton Ice Extreme Regulator:

    small and light, this reg is also fragile. there is no protective layer over the esentially painted shell. if scratched, the metal is exposed--dents easily. english manual indicates not to be used deeper than 165fsw.
    not worth the discounted price. I should add I'm a 5'4" female and the proton design is nice for my size but there are others that do just as well.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Good, but not extreme

    By casey

    from Newcastle, Aust

    About Me Advanced

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    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Effortless Breathing
    • Light and rugged
    • Nitrox Compatible

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Mares Proton Ice Extreme Regulator:

      I like this reg. a lot. Very easy breathing, reliable. However, in a long swimthrough, looking up into a crevice work of breathing increased markedly. While not anxiety provoking or wet, breathing was definitely harder.

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

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      4.0

      Great reg for the price

      By EHM

      from Montreal, Canada

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Effortless Breathing
      • Nitrox Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Water
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Mares Proton Ice Extreme Regulator:

        Great quality for the price. Easy breathing at all depths. Good in cold water but not as extreme as the name would imply.

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

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        5.0

        Breathing made easy

        By kelpDiver

        from Herndon, VA

        About Me Technical Diver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Nitrox Compatible
        • Slim design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Water
          • Extreme Depths
          • Professional
          • Recreation

          Comments about Mares Proton Ice Extreme Regulator:

          with my other reg being more than 10 years old. and try the many different models out there. the Proton Mares reg was the best chose!

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          Shopper  Does this come with Yoke or DIN? Can I get a yoke-to-DIN adapter?
          LeisurePro S  This is a yoke first stage. A DIN converter for this regulator can be found here.
          Shopper  Is the Mares Proton Ice regulator compatible with nitrox?
          LeisurePro S  The Proton Ice is fine for use with Nitrox up to 40%.
          Shopper  It need much maintenance?
          LeisurePro S  Standard annual service.
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