The Instinct 12S chrome plated marine brass first stage regulator is a balanced diaphragm design which is environmentally sealed. The diaphragm membrane transmits the pressure changes to the internal mechanism eliminating the need for the surrounding water to enter the intricate mechanism. The benefit of this type of first stage design is that none of the internal parts are exposed to contaminants such as salt, sand, chlorine or pool acids. These environmental contaminants cause corrosion and mineral deposits to form on the internal mechanism deteriorating regulator performance.
The Instinct 12S uses Tri-Material Valve Technology. This patented technology created to optimize performance, safety and reliability. The valve is covered with hard Polyurethane (PU) and the sealing surface is a layered with a soft PU for a perfect seal. Tri-material (brass, soft PU and heavy-duty" PU) reaches new levels of durability.
First-stage features the Dynamic Flow Control (DFC). The DFC system minimizes the intermediate pressure drop during inhalation, making a more reliable second stage. No manual adjustment of the second stage is necessary due to the consistency derived from a first stage that guarantees a stable flow of air, even under extreme conditions. The first stage comes equipped with two 7/16" HP ports and four 3/8" LP ports.
The Instinct's small and compact Techno-Polymer second stage has superior performance with a side exhaust that deflects the exhaled breath, so that hardly any bubbles crowd your view. Compensating openings in the back minimize the likelihood of free-flows in strong current. The oversized purge button makes it easy to find/use, even when wearing thick gloves. The Instinct second stage has Vortex Assist Design (V.A.D.) 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 mouthpiece is made of soft hypoallergenic silicone: limiting jaw fatigue. The EN250 approved hose is extremely light weight and exceptionally soft, guaranteeing the maximum freedom of movement and further reducing jaw fatigue. Superflex hose is 3/8" threaded high flow hose and is 29.5" (75 cm) in length. Regulator has a total weight of 29.1 oz (825 g), comes with owners manual and is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.
The Prestige Octopus is a mid-size octopus design that give steady, natural and effortless breathing. Like the primary second stage the octopus is reliable downstream valve, has the VAD system bypass tube, and features the "mesh-grid" system for water inflow and outflow and the same compact and ergonomic exhaust tee. The mouthpiece is made of soft hypoallergenic silicone: limiting jaw fatigue. The Octopus also incorporates a Fluid Dynamic Deflector and combined with the VAD system it delivers very natural and effortless breathing.
The Mares Mission Puck 2 Console consisting of the Puck Computer Capsule and a compact easy-to-read pressure gauge with a chrome-plated brass body. The shock resistant elastomeric techno polymer console boot has been designed with optimized angles and shape for maximum ergonomics. The Mission Puck 2 Computer uses Mares-Wienke RGBM (Reduced Gradient Bubbles Model) algorithm. The RGBM takes into account micro-bubbles in order to prevent their formation. In over 10,000 real dives monitored by Dr Bruce Wienke, the formation of micro-bubbles has been studied and evaluated; it is the most evolved algorithm for reducing the formation of micro-bubbles without compromising dive times.
The Computers easy excess push buttons allow the diver to operate the computer in all conditions, even when wearing thick gloves. Navigating through the computer programs is extremely simple and very intuitive. There are three special function modes of air, nitrox and bottom time. The Mission Puck 2 Console has a maximum depth display of 492' (150 meter), a memory capacity of 38 hours, runs on a user replaceable 3 Volt CR2450 lithium battery, power indicator, back lighting for low light conditions, has a plan mode display, can be used in both imperial or metric units, fresh or seawater settings, residual nitrogen reset, option to exclude audible alarms and uncontrolled ascents", has an ascent rate indicators and is altitude adjustable. The Puck also has a watch, date and temperature functions. The Puck has an optional USB interface for logging dives on your PC.
The Puck has a precautionary program settings that allow individual adjustment to more conservative dive profiles if needed. When you do multi-level, multiple dives during a single day or multiple dives over several days you can choose different setting levels in order to adjust your computer to a more conservative dive profile.
The Puck has superior display readability. In order to offer an easy-to-read display Mares produced a wide computer display, with intense backlighting and high contrast. The computer featuring illuminated, oversized digits. Special attention is paid to maximize the viewing angle, to eliminate angular distortion and to always grant the best readability.
The Mission 1 Submersible Pressure Gauge has a 0 to 5,000 psi readout with a safety reserve 500 psi color coded in red to allow the diver to know that they are low on air. The 7/16" UNF neoprene jacket double braided High-Pressure Hose has a 360° swivel and is 36" (90 cm) long. Pressure Gauge has a florescent dial for easy reading in day or night diving situations. Face of pressure gauge is color coded for safe air reserve in a glance. The Prestige BCD is a robust and sturdy Jacket Style BCD made from 1,000 Cordura/Polyurethane. The long backpack with handle for stability, 2" (50 mm) waist closure and dual-adjustment chest closures, large zippered self-draining three-dimensional pockets, bladder with its enveloping fit, adjustable cummerbund, backpack cover, and the padded shoulder straps are a few of the features designed to provide complete comfort.
Rear non-releasable weights pockets holding 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) per pocket, secured with quick release buckles. High lift capacity across all sizes 45 lbs (20.5 kg) in large size compared to traditional bladder constructions support even when loaded by the weight of heavy tanks and many accessories. You'll have plenty of places to attach those accessories with the 4 stainless steel D-rings bent at a 30- angle for ease of use, 2 heavy-duty techno-polymer D-rings and grommets for Mares Force Knife Collection.
Buoyancy control is established with the Ergo Inflator, shoulder pull dump and rear quick-dump/over-pressure relief valve. The Ergo is the standard inflation/deflation control unit on Mares BCD's. Prestige comes in six sizes and the regulators computer and BCD are covered by a 24 month limited warranty.
The Mares Package #2 is commonly used for Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Mares Package #2 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Beginner among others. The Mares Package #2 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Mares Package #2: Easy To Use, Functional, Lightweight, Solid Construction.