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About Mares Package #2

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.

Mares Package #2 Features

  • Mares Package #2:
  • Complete Life Support System
  • Regulator, Octopus, Computer Console and BCD
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on Regulator and Octopus
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty on Computer Console and BCD
  • Regulator's, Computer and BCD Owner's Manual's
  • Regulator: Mares Instinct 12S
  • First Stage: Mares MR12S
  • Balanced Diaphragm Design
  • Tri-Material Valve
  • Dynamic Flow Control (DFC) System
  • Chromed Marine Grade Brass
  • 2 HP 7/16" Threaded Ports
  • 4 LP 3/8" Threaded Ports
  • Second Stage: Mares Instinct
  • Downstream Demand Valve
  • Material: Techno-Polymer
  • Small & Compact Design
  • Side Exhaust, Deflects Exhaled Breath
  • Compensating Openings, Prevent Free-Flow in Current
  • Oversized Purge Button
  • Vortex Assist Design (V.A.D.) System
  • Mouthpiece: Soft Hypoallergenic Silicone
  • Superflex 3/8" Threaded 29.5" (75 cm) Hose
  • Hose & Mouthpiece: Reduced Jaw Fatigue
  • Regulator !'1'st & 2'nd Stage Weight (w/o Hose): 29.1 oz (825 g)
  • Octopus Second Stage: Mares Prestige
  • Mid-Size Octopus
  • Vortex Assist Design (V.A.D.)
  • Soft Purge Mesh-Grid System
  • Compact and Ergonomic Exhaust Tee
  • Noncorrosive Techno-Polymer Housing
  • Soft Hypoallergenic Silicone Mouthpiece
  • Fluid Dynamic Reflector
  • Octopus: 36" (91.4 cm) Hose with 3/8" Threads
  • Computer Console: Mares Mission Puck 2 Computer Console
  • Algorithm: Mares-Wienke RGBM (Reduced Gradient Bubbles Model)
  • Calibrated for Fresh or Salt Water
  • Audible Alarms
  • Depth Display: 492' (150 meters)
  • Altitude Adjustable
  • Operating Modes: Air, EAN and BT
  • Back Light
  • Memory Capacity: 38 Hours
  • Time, Date & Temperature
  • Imperial/Metric Display
  • Precautionary Programs Settings
  • Plan Mode
  • Log Book
  • Dive Simulator
  • Prudential Programs with Easy Access
  • Residual Nitrogen Memory Reset
  • 3 Volt CR2450 User-Replaceable Battery
  • Superior Display Readability
  • Power Indicators
  • Pressure Gauge: Mares Mission 1
  • Florescent Dial for Easy Reading Day or Night
  • Color Coded for Safe Air Reserve
  • Readout: 0 to 5,000 psi
  • 500 psi Color Coded in Red
  • 360° Swivel and 36" (90 cm) HP Hose
  • Hose: 7/16" UNF Threaded Neoprene Jacket Double Braided
  • BCD: Mares Prestige BCD
  • Jacket Style BC
  • Dual-Adjustment Chest Strap
  • 4 Stainless Steel D-Rings, 30° Angle
  • 2 Heavy-Duty Techno-Polymer D-Rings
  • Anatomical Shoulder Straps with Airnet Padding
  • Materials: Cordura 1000/ Polyurethane
  • High Lift Design:
    XXS/XS: 31.5 lbs (14.3 kg
    SM: 33.72 lbs (15.3kg)
    MED: 36 lbs (16.3 kg)
    LG: 45 lbs (20.4 kg)
    XL: 52.8 lbs (24 kg)
  • Rear Non-Releasable Weight Pockets
  • 2" (50 mm) Waist Closure
  • Long Backpack with Handle and Padded Cover
  • Adjustable Cummerbund
  • Self-Draining Zippered 3D Pockets
  • Grommets for Optional Force Knife
  • Ergo Inflator with Shoulder Pull Dump
  • Rear Quick-Dump/Over-Pressure Relief Valve
  • MRS Plus System 13 lbs (6 kg) Capacity (each pocket) Most Sizes
  • Non-Releasable Trim Pocket Capacity: 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
  • 3/8" Threaded LP Hose with Quick Disconnect Coupling
  • Weight: 9.7 lbs (4.4 kg)
  • All Buckles Equipped with "Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckles
  • Easy Donning & Doffing

Mares Package #2 Specifications

Regulator
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1'st Stage Type
Balance Diaphragm
LP Ports
Four 3/8" Thread
HP Ports
Two 7/16" Thread
Nitrox Compatible
Yes
2'nd Stage Type
Downstream Demand Valve
Regulator Materials
1'St Stage: Chromed Brass, 2'Nd Stage: Techno-Polymer And Polyurethane
Hose Thread
3/8"
Hose Length
36" (90 cm)
Total Weight
Primary Regulator: 29.1 oz (825 g) w/o Hose, Octopus Regulator: 13.76 oz (390 g) w/o Hose
BCD
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BC Body
Jacket Style
Buoyancy Bag
XXS/XS: 31.5 lbs (14.3 kg), SM: 33.72 lbs (15.3kg), MED: 36 lbs (16.3 kg), LG: 45 lbs (20.4 kg), XL: 52.8 lbs (24 kg)
Valves
Rear Dump/Over Pressure Relief, Inflator Pull Dump
Pockets
2 Zippered
Shoulder Straps
Torso Adjustable with "Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckle
Stainless Steel Rings
Yes, 4 and 2 Techno-Polymer
Waist Strap
Adjustable Cummerbund with Webbing Strap "Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckle
Chest Buckle
Adjustment Sternum with "Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckle
Oral Inflator
Mares Ergo Inflator
BCD Materials
1,000 Cordura, Polyurethane, Techno-Polymer, AISI 304 Stainless Steel
Weight Integrated
Yes
Weight Capacity
26 lbs (12 kg) MRS Releaseable, 10 lbs (4.54 kg) Non-Releaseable
BCD Weight
9.7 lbs (4.4 kg)
Computer
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Algorithm
Mares-Wienke Rgbm (Reduced Gradient Bubbles Model)
Fresh/Salt Water
Yes
Audible Alarms
Yes
Depth Display
492' (150 Meter)
Altitude Adjustable
Yes
Operating Modes
Air/Nitrox/Bottom Time
Back Light
Yes
Memory Capacity
38 Hours
Time, Date & Temperature
Yes
Imperial/Metric Display
Yes
Power
CR2450 Battery
Pressure Gauge
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Readout
0 To 5,000 psi
SPG Fluorescent Dial
Yes
Attachment Point
Yes
Threads
7/16"
Mfr #
SKU
PCKM2

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Pros

  • Functional (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Solid construction (6)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Improves diving experience (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Recreation (6)
  • Warm water (4)
  • All diving applications (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

good product, good price

By SN

from baltimore, md

About Me Beginner

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Lightweight
  • Solid Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mares Package #2:

      product is exactly as described, at unbeatable price. About BCV -- I am 6'2'', and BCV barely adjusts to my height. I am pretty sure that it would not fit right to anybody taller than that(or could not use the crutch straps). Just something to keep in mind.

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      5.0

      Worked great

      By none

      from Boise Idaho

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recreation

        Comments about Mares Package #2:

        Bought this for my wife's Birthday..Just got back from Belize..She loved it..Dove the Blue Hole at 140 feet..Worked great.

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        Great Buy for the money!

        By Gypsym87

        from Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

        About Me Advanced

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Diving Applications
          • Recreation

          Comments about Mares Package #2:

          Awesome...

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          5.0

          Great Buy

          By Scooby

          from red river

          About Me Advanced

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Improves Diving Experience
          • Lightweight
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional
            • Recreation
            • Warm Water

            Comments about Mares Package #2:

            Love it. I saved a ton. Checked everywhere first all around great deals on all brands for bcds I went with a jacket style bcd, so can't comment on the one shown, I went with the integrated weight system, no complaints I've got 40 dives with it now. The console is great, has an awesome dive computer included. Works great and very simple to use. I also upgraded the reg. Very pleased with everything the package and saved a ton

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            5.0

            just what was expected

            By josed

            from Sydney Australia

            About Me Beginner

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Lightweight
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Diving Applications

              Comments about Mares Package #2:

              The gear was just what was shown, it feels quite comfortable out of the water, i cant wait to hit the drink this weekend.

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              Shopper  I live in Michigan, i want to get this package but want to make sure that this right for me. temperature here is colder then the Caribbean. Can the mares prestige reg and the octopus withstand cold waters... and up to how many degrees? thanks
              PAOLA V  Fortunately, for us, most of our diving is in warm waters such as the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico (80 degrees F). We have dived at Millford quarry in VA (temp 70 degrees F) and the Mares equipment did fine. The Mares package was a great deal!
              Shopper  Can you ice dive with this regulator ? and the Octopus too ?
              SCOTT D  Not sure I don't ice dive best to try their web site
              Shopper  I live in Michigan, i want to get this package but want to make sure that this right for me. temperature here is colder then the Caribbean. Can the mares prestige reg and the octopus withstand cold waters... and up to how many degrees? thanks
              PAOLA V  Fortunately, for us, most of our diving is in warm waters such as the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico (80 degrees F). We have dived at Millford quarry in VA (temp 70 degrees F) and the Mares equipment did fine. The Mares package was a great deal!
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