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Introducing the new Mares Epic ADJ 82X Regulator



The new Epic ADJ 82X is the top-of-the-line in Mares regulators, boasting unique and exceptional technical features.

The Epic 82X combines the traditional advantages of Mares regulators with latest-generation technological innovations and an exclusive design.  Epic 82X marks the new benchmark product for people who want a high-performance regulator.

A 1st stage with an always dry 360° swivel turret

As a result of their extensive expertise, Mares has produced the Epic 82X first stage with a 360° swivel turret and a unique design for the HP ports (OPD) allowing you to orient the high pressure hose and/or computer transmitter to your preference, regardless of the first stage position. This offers you total control of your equipment configuration.

The 82X is a balanced-diaphragm first stage. This technology guarantees reliable, consistent, elite performance at any depth or air pressure supply. Mares have completed extensive research into air flow in optimizing the internal passages of air delivery. This, paired with other design features in the first stage, delivers a Natural DFC (Dynamic Flow Control), elevating air flow through ALL of the low-pressure ports.

The 82X first stage includes the new anti-flooding system, called AST (Auto-Sealing Technology): the flow of gas activates the AST system automatically without relying on a mechanical solution, ensuring maximum reliability. This creates a safeguard against water intrusion into the first stage, maintaining a dry first stage under all conditions.

The forging process used to manufacture the body allows us to achieve a compact and lightweight product with an element of design that all will envy. The Epic 82X first stage is truly one of a kind. Available in either INT or DIN configurations.

Latest generation 2nd stage with twin power system

Mares designed the Epic 82X second stage to be the absolute top of the line.

The innovative Twin Power system combines the features of the VAD system which is typical of Mares second stages, with some adjustment advantages:

  • The VAD system capitalizes on the Venturi effect, conveying 90% of the air inside a lateral by-pass. The air currents flow through it without encountering levers or mechanisms, ensuring the very best performance even in extreme situations, like diving in cold water.
  • The Twin Power System makes it possible to control the VAD system air flow to ensure natural breathing at any depth and deliver the right amount in response to the demand from the diver.

But the benefits don’t stop there. The diver can adjust breathing comfort as needed using a knob that’s easy to operate even when wearing thick gloves; Mares also apply this concept to the purge button, which is broad and pivoting for fast, intuitive use.

Full pneumatic balancing completes the list of bonuses this second stage has to offer. It will ensure incredible levels of breathing comfort at any depth and under any usage conditions.

In terms of design, the Epic 82X is the undisputed leader, with a unique and exclusive look. It’s also available as an Octopus, in the classic yellow color. With the innovative Epic 82X, Mares are once again revolutionizing the diving market, with new paradigms that make this regulator the benchmark product for the very best dives.


1st Stage

  • PVD Coating
  • Swivel Turret
  • Natural DFC on all LP ports
  • Tilted HP ports
  • AST – 1ST stage dry system
  • Compact dimensions

2nd Stage

  • Metal 2nd stage with PVD coating
  • Twin power system
  • Adjustable breathing comfort
  • P.A.D. – Pneumatically Assisted Design
  • High air flow
  • Wiede pivoting purge button
  • Cold water use
  • Superflex hose

*Achieved EN250 work of breathing requirements at the depth of 200 m at a breathing rate of 62.5 L/Min while using a breathing mix of 6.7% oxygen, 83.3% helium and 10% nitrogen. This gas mixture has a density at 200m equivalent to the density of air at 50m.

*Certified performance at 200m; proven technology at 400m

For more information please visit the Mares website by clicking here.

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Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!



This year Northern Diver’s Christmas offers are starting on Black Friday and running until midnight on New Year’s Eve! 

There are some great deals to be had across the site – – from discounted Drysuits and Coltri compressors to 15% off their entire Lighting Section!

And if you can’t find the perfect present for the diver in your life, they have a choice of Gift Cards on offer. They are even giving you £25 extra when you purchase a £100 voucher!

The offers don’t stop there – there is FREE shipping on all orders over £100 and even a FREE gift with every online purchase.

Every purchase will get you entered into a great prize draw to win one of their new Electracore 3.0mm Rechargeable Heated Vests!

And should you find that you need to return any of your purchases, Northern Diver understand that Christmas may be a little different for everyone this year and you may not get to see every one over Christmas, so they have extended their Returns Period to the end of January 2021. (Valid for purchases made from Black Friday to end of December 2020).

Some unmissable offers to look out for are the Varilux Zoom, part of the Varilux Black & Gold Range, with its variable beam width; and Northern Diver’s 4mm compressed Neoprene Drysuit, the Voyager, which is on offer for an incredible £475!

For more information visit the Northern Diver website by clicking here.

Photo credit: Joe Duffy

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Jeff chats to… Richard Corner from Mares about swimwear products (Watch Video)



In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman chats to Richard Corner, UK Watersports Category Manager for Mares, about swimwear products and the purchase of Zoggs swimwear.

Part three in a series of four videos.

Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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