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About Mares Package #2

Compact, reliable, and performance, key words for describing this Mares 1'st stage with medium-size 2'nd stage made of ultra-light techno-polymer. The chrome plated marine brass 1'st stage regulator is a balanced diaphragm design which is inherently environmentally sealed. The diaphragm membrane transmits the pressure changes to the internal mechanism eliminating the need for surrounding water to enter the intricate mechanism. The benefit of this type of 1'st stage design is that none of the internal parts are exposed to contaminants such as salt, sand, chlorine or pool acids. These contaminants cause corrosion and mineral deposits to form on the internal mechanism deteriorating regulator performance. The Prestige15X uses A.C.T. Advanced Coating Technology. This patented technology created to optimize performance, safety and reliability. The valve is covered with a 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. The new valve is 600% more durable than its predecessor.

Another unique feature of the 1'st stage is the dynamic flow control (DFC). The DFC system minimizes the intermediate pressure drop during inhalation. The Prestige15X first stage guarantees a stable flow of air, even under extreme conditions. The 1'st stage is equipped with 4 LP ports with 3/8" and 2 HP 7/16" ports for attachment of a Pressure Gauge or Air Integrated Console.

The 2'nd stage 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 second stage cover features the new "mesh-grid" system for water inflow and outflow, which provides a further performance improvement. The compact and ergonomic exhaust tee ensures superior hydrodynamic performance and reduced exhalation resistance. Mares Prestige 2'nd stage incorporates the Fluid Dynamic Deflector, which 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. All enclosed in a lightweight Techno-Polymer housing. Regulator has the super flex hose. Hose is extremely light weight and exceptionally soft, for maximum freedom of movement and reducing jaw fatigue. Hose has 3/8" Threads and is 31.5" (80 cm) in length. The regulator weighs 34 oz. (965 g).

The Prestige Octopus is a mid-size octopus design that give steady, natural and effortless breathing. Like the primary 2'nd 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 & 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 (SPG) 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. SPG has a florescent dial for easy reading in low light conditions. Face of the SPG is color coded for safe air reserve in a glance. Prestige BCD is a robust and sturdy Jacket Style BCD made from 1,000 Cordura/PU. 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. Package comes with owner manuals.

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
  • Owner Manual's for Regulators, Computer and BCD
  • Regulator: 
    Mares Prestige 15X Regulator
  • Weight: 34 oz. (965 g)
  • Hose Dimensions: 3/8" Threads, 31.5" (80 cm) Length
  • First Stage:  Mares MR12S
  • Balanced Diaphragm
  • DFC System
  • Chromed Marine Grade Brass
  • Inherently Environmentally Sealed Design
  • Design Provides Protection from Sand, Salt, Chlorine, Pool Acid and Contaminants
  • Pre-Oriented Pressure Ports
  • A.C.T. Advanced Coating Tri-Material Valve Technology
  • 4 LP and 2 HP Ports
  • Second Stage:  Mares Prestige
  • Soft Purge Diaphragm with Mesh-Grid
  • Mid-Size and Stylish
  • Vortex Assist Design (V.A.D.) System
  • Dependable Downstream Demand Valve Design
  • Fluid Dynamic Deflector
  • Very Natural and Effortless Breathing
  • Hose and Mouthpiece: Reduced Jaw Fatigue
  • 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. (15.3 kg) 
    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

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4.6

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100%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Bargain

I have talked with many new beginners who are piecing together their equipment and paying a lot of money. If you want to get started with your own equipment and you're looking for a deal, this is it. Everything works well and is functional. Keep in mind no trim pockets in the BC and the reg tends to pull out when you turn your head, I plan to correct this with a custom mouthpiece.

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4.0

Received Everything Except Console

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from Murfreesboro, TN, US

Excellent service and one day early delivery but, disappointingly, the console was not included in the box. Called customer service and I guess they need to coordinate with the warehouse to see if it was left behind. They say it might be 2-3 days before they can even get back to me. I understand Leisure Pro is associated with Adorama. If so, I'm a little less concerned because the people at Adorama have been fantastic over the years. Still, pretty disappointed that an item was left out when I paid extra to have it delivered quickly.

 
5.0

Great Package Deal

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from Reno, NV, US

Decided to get back into diving after a hiatus and this package with the Puck dive computer worked out great. Love the integrated weight system in the BC. Dive computer is simple and easy to use. The money saved not having to rent equipment paid for another dive day. Regulator and octopus work fine. My only complaint would be that there was no place to loop the octopus but I made it work.

 
5.0

good product, good price

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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.

 
5.0

Worked great

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

 
4.0

Great Buy for the money!

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Super fast International delivery!

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Is the first stage a DIN or a Yolk? I'm seeing both stages included, does that mean both are in the package?
MASON P  It comes with yoke only. Stage 2 is the reg you put in your mouth.
CHARLES H  No, both were not included. You must specify when ordering. A
Amanda Z  Does it come with a compass?
Frank L  No, it does not.
Amanda Z  Do these work for cold water (33-50 degrees farenheit)?
Frank L  This reg would not be my first choice for Cold water. You would really want a sealed first stage. Please call us directly for more assistance in selecting a cold water regulator.
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