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About Oceanic Air XS 2 Regulator/Inflator Combination, Complete

The Oceanic Air XS 2 Regulator/Inflator replaces the conventional BC Power Inflator and Second Stage Octopus by combining the functions of both into a Single Unit When you're taught how to dive you are given practice in buoyancy control more than any other skill Once you start to dive, every time you go underwater, fin the reef, or surface you use buoyancy control All this time your octopus second stage regulator hangs unused and out of mind When a real life Out-of-Air Emergency Situation occurs and the Stress-and-Anxiety Mounts, you find yourself fumbling for a piece of equipment you never use, the octopus! Combining your Inflator Device (that you use on every dive) with your Octopus Regulator assures your Ability-to-React-Properly when an Out-of-Air Emergency Occurs Be a Safe Diver with the Oceanic Air XS 2 Breathable Inflator

The Oceanic Air XS 2 Regulator/Inflator incorporates a Reliable Downstream Demand Valve Regulator Function for Ease-of-Breathing, Low Maintenance and Durability The Large Purge Cover makes Clearing-Water from the Second Stage Fast-and-Easy, regardless of the Emergency Situation and the Orthodontic Silicone Mouthpiece provides Comfort The High Flow Quick-Disconnect Hose assures Ample Air Delivery and Inflation to the Air XS 2 The Corrugated Hose has a Cable-Activated Pull-Dump Mechanism that makes Deflation of the BCD Quick-and-Easy The Integrated Overpressure Relief Valve (OPV) located in the upper (shoulder) unit Automatically-Vents Excess Pressure from the BCD during Ascent by Pulling-Down on the Inflator Mechanism, or Vents-Excessive Pressure if Over-Pressurized with the Power Inflator

To Protect-the-Inflator QD Inflator Coupling the Unit is equipped with a Protective-Cap when not connected to the Inflator Hose Inflator Devise has a Large-Easy-to-Locate Power Inflator Button and a Smaller Oral-Inflation Button to Manually Inflator-or-Deflate the BCD The Air XS 2 can be equipped with a 14", 16", 18" or 20" (35 6, 40 6 45 7 or 50 8 cm) Length Hose depending on the size of your Oceanic BCD The Air XS 2 weighs 7 9 oz (224 g) with a 3 9" (10 cm) Diameter making it a Lightweight and Compact Unit that Lowers Drag and Reduces your Profile in the Water The Air XS 2 has a Sturdy Techno-Polymer Housing with Durable Chrome Plated Brass Internal Mechanism Components, Silicone Diaphragm, Exhaust Valve and Poppet Seat It can be used with Air or NITROX mixtures up to 40% Out-of-the-Box The Air XS 2 comes with an Owner's Guide and is covered by a 24 month limited warranty

The Oceanic Air XS 2 Regulator/Inflator Combination, Complete is commonly used for Eliminating Hoses, Last Resort, Upgrading Equipment, Warm Water and more. The Oceanic Air XS 2 Regulator/Inflator Combination, Complete is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Recreational Diver among others. The Oceanic Air XS 2 Regulator/Inflator Combination, Complete is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Oceanic Air XS 2 Regulator/Inflator Combination, Complete: Adjustable, Comfortable, Comfortable Mouthpiece, Does not leak, Easy To Connect, Easy To Retrieve, Easy To Use, Nitrox Compatible, Reliable, Slim design.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months for parts and 24 months for labor.

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Oceanic Air XS 2 Regulator/Inflator Combination, Complete Features

  • Replaces Conventional BC Power Inflator and Second Stage Octopus
  • Increased Safety in Out-of-Air Emergencies
  • Increased Ability-to-React-Properly in Out-of-Air Emergency
  • Reliable Downstream Demand Valve Regulator Function for Ease-of-Breathing, Low Maintenance and Durability
  • Large Purge Cover for Clearing-Water, Fast-and-Easy
  • Orthodontic Silicone Mouthpiece Provides Comfort
  • High Flow Quick-Disconnect Hose Assures Ample Air Delivery and Inflation to the Air XS 2
  • Corrugated Hose with Cable-Activated Pull-Dump Mechanism
  • Integrated Overpressure Relief Valve (OPV): Automatically-Vents Excess Pressure
  • Protective-Cap for QD Inflator Coupling
  • Large-Easy-to-Locate Power Inflator Button
  • Smaller Oral-Inflation Button to Manually Inflator-or-Deflate
  • Available Hose Lengths: 14", 16", 18" or 20" (35.6, 40.6 45.7 or 50.8 cm) with 3/8" Threads
  • Sturdy Techno-Polymer Housing
  • Durable Chrome Plated Brass Internal Mechanism Components
  • Silicone Diaphragm, Exhaust Valve and Poppet Seat
  • Air or NITROX Mixtures Up to 40% Out-of-the-Box
  • Lightweight and Compact Unit, Lowers Drag and Reduces Profile in Water
  • Weight: 7.9 oz (224 g)
  • Diameter: 3.9" (10 cm)
  • Owner's Guide
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Oceanic Air XS 2 Regulator/Inflator Combination, Complete Specifications

Nitrox Compatible
Yes, Up To 40%
2'Nd Stage Type
Downstream Demand Valve
Materials
Housing: Techno-Polymer, Mouthpiece, Diaphragm, Seat Poppet And Exhaust Valve: Silicone
Hose Thread
3/8"
Hose Length
14", 16", 18" Or 20" (35.6, 40.6 45.7 Or 50.8 Cm)
Total Weight
7.9 Oz (224 G)
Available in the Following Sizes:
14 Inch, 16 Inch, 18 Inch, 20 Inch
Weight [with packaging]
14 Inch, 16 Inch: 1.4 lb,
18 Inch: 1.45 lb,
20 Inch: 2.6 lb
Mfr #
SKU
OCNAX

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4.0

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81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Slim design (11)
  • Easy to connect (8)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Comfortable (7)
  • Easy to retrieve (7)

Cons

  • Free flow issues (3)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Eliminating hoses (10)
  • Upgrading equipment (5)
  • Warm water (5)
  • Last resort (4)
  • Recreation (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (6), Advanced diver (6), Recreational diver (4), Beginner (3)
    • Diving Type:
    • Open water diving (11), Wreck diving (7), Drift diving (6), Night diving (6), Outdoor professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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Best Choice

I didn't like having the octo hanging down that I had to make sure was secured the whole time...the Air XS eliminated that problem. It takes a little getting used to the...Read complete review

I didn't like having the octo hanging down that I had to make sure was secured the whole time...the Air XS eliminated that problem. It takes a little getting used to the buttons for the BC, but it was cake after that. In open water testing I did with it, it was a whole lot easier(for me)to hand my primary off and use this to get to surface. You also have the comfort of knowing that your backup is right there. I would reccommend having a dive shop install it; it seems pretty easy, but I had problems until my local shop spent a minute on it for a VERY nominal fee.As with almost everything, let the experts save you time and trouble!!!

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Just ok

Great idea, and work's great for the most part. The only problem I have with the unit is the button placement. I wear 7mm gloves in the local quarry and often found myself...Read complete review

Great idea, and work's great for the most part. The only problem I have with the unit is the button placement. I wear 7mm gloves in the local quarry and often found myself hitting both the release and inflate buttons at the same time. It's hard to tell form the picture but the buttons are on the same side of the unit facing the same direction as the mouth piece, separated only by the mouth piece. It was really easy to grab and find but also easy to press the inflate button with the palm or another finger. I just got used to pulling the hose to dump and it worked perfectly. I also did some buddy breathing tests and the unit breathes well at around 30 feet. Keep in mind that with no spare octo you have to give up your primary if someone is out of air.

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5.0

Great Octo/Inflator Combo

By Sam

from Southern California

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Eliminating Hoses

    Comments about Oceanic Air XS 2 Regulator/Inflator Combination, Complete:

    I love this octo/inflator combo. Seems ruggedly built and should last a long time. Breathes very easily. I've had no free flow problems. I also found it very easy to use with my 5 mm cold water gloves. Better than my previous Sherwood octo combo that I used to use.

    • Diving Type:
    • Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    I'll never go back to a standard Octopus

    By Fitz

    from Guam

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          Comments about Oceanic Air XS 2 Regulator/Inflator Combination, Complete:

          The idea with this, or any similar product, is that you do as follows:

          Your buddy signs "I need air!"

          1. YOU put the secondary air source in your mouth and hand him your normal second stage (which is still in your hand -- you just took it out of your mouth).

          2. You grasp him by the lapels and hold him close (he doesn't have enough hose to wander off, so you are in control -- a Good Thing if he's a little panicky).

          3. Ascend safely.

          The three advantages of one of these things are that (a) you KNOW where your spare is, all the time, (b) You control your buddy, not vice versa, (c) you don't drag your octopus across the bottom or get it snagged somewhere.

          Personally, I'll never go back to a standard octopus (this one isn't mine, I have a ScubaPro Air II, but same idea. I'm getting this for my son, because I'm that sold on its being a safer option, and he dives an Oceanic BC).

          I'll grant you, your octopus SHOULD be secured, but they don't always stay that way. With the Air II, I always KNOW right where it's at.

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          • No

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          4.0

          No problems after 4 years

          By Norcal Scuba Diver

          from Sacramento

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Does Not Leak
          • Easy To Connect
          • Easy To Retrieve
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable
          • Slim Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Eliminating Hoses
            • Last Resort
            • Upgrading Equipment
            • With Nitrox

            Comments about Oceanic Air XS 2 Regulator/Inflator Combination, Complete:

            Takes a few dives to become very familiar with its operation. You give your primary for buddy breathing, or your going to make it a uncomfortable and difficult return to surface.

            No issues with free flow, generally have it serviced annually. Additionally I insure that it is rinsed out and dried thourghly after each dive. It doesn;t get abused as most other lenghty octos. You won;t be acccidently dragging it thru the sand and bumping it on coral. (Unless you have some serous bouyancy issues)

            While in transit or traveling I tuck it inside my BCD for protection.

            My only gripe is that the quick disconnect to the unit is non-standard and difficult to find or replace.

            • Diving Type:
            • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Works with no drama

            By DrBoom

            from New Mexico

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            Pros

            • Easy To Connect
            • Easy To Use
            • Slim Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Eliminating Hoses
              • Upgrading Equipment

              Comments about Oceanic Air XS 2 Regulator/Inflator Combination, Complete:

              Installs in a snap, and the integrated controls just work as intended, with no drama.

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

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              5.0

              cool-makes sense

              By Shane

              from Orlando

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Eliminating Hoses
                • Upgrading Equipment

                Comments about Oceanic Air XS 2 Regulator/Inflator Combination, Complete:

                Wouldn't go back to diving with a normal octo unless teaching. You can eliminate hoses with this piece and its actually easier to find in an emergency, just inches below your mask, same location you would reach for your inflator hose.

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                David B  Will this work with a Halcyon wing?
                GENE G  Not sure, but I bet it will. The reason I am responding is because I put one on a wing (Oxycheq). I want you to realize that wings come with a very powerful inflator and alternate airsources are not as powerful. The benefit is a backup second stage without an octo, but the inflation is slower and takes getting used to.
                David B  Thanks
                Shopper  With this fit onto a halcyon ECL bcd?
                LAWRENCE W  Don't know if it will fit the Halcyin BCD but I'm assuming that it would since it's the same company as Oceanic. I got rid of mine and bought a Atomic integrated octo. Which I like much better.
                Shopper  Is it possible to just buy the LP hose? Mine got split and I need a new one.
                LeisurePro S  Sure--you can buy a low pressure hose here or if you need one with the quick disconnect, here.
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