Mares SXS Octopus
The SXS 2nd stage, in this variant available as Mares alternate air supply, is a Mares stage of the latest generation, one of the most compact 2nd stages on the market, with light weight and very good air delivery performance through technical innovation. This Mares Octopus is the perfect complement for the Mares SXS 62X regulator, also available in our online dive shop as complete regulator system SXS 62X SXS incl. finimeter, inflator hose and regulator bag, but can be combined with any other Mares regulator, like the Mares Epic ADJ 83X PVD or the new Mares Atlas ADJ 62X TBP.
Innovative and performant alternate air source
The SXS octopus, which should actually be called Second eXtra Small, says it all, because it is really very lightweight and compact, designed to save space, not to tense the jaw during long dives and to make the diver as streamlined as possible. But you absolutely can't deduce its performance from its small dimensions, because the performance is really huge! Equipped with a newly developed deflector to optimise the Venturi effect, the SXS allows relaxed and easy breathing even at depths over 100m.
Improved air delivery and natural breathing at any depth
As we have come to expect from Mares, this 2nd stage is also equipped with VAD - Vortex Assisted Design technology. Air flows into the octopus through the bypass tube, creating a vortex that sucks in the diaphragm and causes the regulator to respond more accurately to your breathing, significantly improving breathing comfort. In addition, the SXS has an innovative curved bypass, with a larger diameter than other models, which also provides increased airflow to keep your breathing comfortable and natural at any depth.
Lightweight, durable and easy to use
Made from a very durable and ultra-light technopolymer, the SXS octopus is completely salt-water resistant and tough, qualifying it for more demanding dives. In addition, it can be connected on the right as well as on the left side, which allows a very flexible regulator configuration with the SXS.
To ensure a clear view in any diving position, the exhaust tee is located on the side of the 2nd stage. The purge button can still be operated very well even with neoprene gloves.
With robust Superflex hose
This Mares alternate air source comes as standard with a Long, yellow Superflex hose, which is much more durable than normal LP hoses, and also, with its flexibility, offers you maximum freedom of movement when diving.