Mares Loop Octopus
The Mares Loop octopus allows the hose to be positioned below the shoulder. This configuration is ideal for technical diving, but many divers also prefer it for recreational use.
The Loop can be used on the right or left side, depending on the diver’s preference.
Made of robust, ultra-lightweight technopolymer. With a Vortex Assisted Design (VAD) system that allows dynamic air flow, ensuring natural, easy breathing at any depth. Also includes a dual vent valve system, increasing performance by decreasing exhalation resistance.
Includes an oversized silicone purge button.
What Is a Scuba Octopus?
The scuba octopus is a secondary regulator. It is more basic than your main regulator because it serves as a backup in case of emergencies. If your scuba regulator fails (or that of your dive buddy), you know that you have your backup secondary regulator.
What are The Main Uses for a Scuba Octopus
We could say that the scuba octopus is there primarily for emergencies. However there are two specific use cases for the octopus. Remember, not all emergencies are the same, and it is best if you are prepared.
- If your primary regulator fails
- If someone else needs air
All scuba divers should be familiar with the “buddy system.” Essentially, you should never dive alone. If your buddy needs air, you should let them use your backup regulator.
Make sure that both of you have discussed what to do in case of this emergency. It may seem obvious, but trust me, logic does not always apply in a crisis. If you discuss what to do beforehand, it helps keep people calm.