VR 2nd Stage

Product No: 416408


Listening to the needs of divers, Mares designed the VR second stage. Its particular hose entry into the body makes it unique on the market. This feature allows it to be considered the best product among bail out stages, in the world of rebreathers. Also ideal for stage cylinders and in sidemount configuration.

Product Information


The design of the second stage VR was born after listening to the needs of divers searching the market for a premium performance product, though also comfortable to use. Its particular entry of the hose into the body makes it unique on the market. This feature allows it to be considered the best product among bail out stages, in the world of rebreathers. Also ideal for stage cylinders if the hose is passed under the user's shoulder. It is also rather valuable in sidemount configuration.

The key features of the 2nd Stage VR are:
• The first second vertical stage
• Excellent breathing position
• Integrated sagittal VAD (S-VAD)
• Single bubble discharge
• Oversized silicone discharge button
• Freedom of movement in all positions
• Ideal for stage tank with decompression or travel and sidemount configuration
• Can be mounted left or right
• Hose position “under the shoulder”
• Excellent Miflex carbon/titanium hose coated with polyurethane
• Greater resistance to cuts, abrasions, explosions and UV rays - less float
• Watertight - flexible and comfortable


Ultralight Technopolymer
Second stage weight:
199 g / 7 oz
Hose type:
Miflex XT-Tech Hose
Second Stage 1:
Technopolymer second stage
Second Stage 2:
Standard downstream valve
Flow Rate (STP):
560 l/min - 20 ft³/min
Weight (without hose):
199 g / 7 oz
Hose length:
110 cm / 43 in



Please follow the instructions contained in the manual. You must read and understand all warnings and instructions in their entirety before using our products. Scuba diving is a hazardous activity, which involves a risk of injury to any and all parts of the body. As with all scuba diving equipment, our products are designed to be used by trained, certified divers only.

Regulator Special Disclaimer
Equipment complying with EN 250 is not intended for breathing by more than one user at the same time.

If SCUBA equipment is configured and used by more than one diver at the same time, the cold water and breathing performance may not fulfill the requirements of EN 250. Therefore, the octopus should not be used during dives in cold water. Use of the dual regulator is recommended for cold water diving.

For safety reasons, it is not advisable to use an Octopus second stage that is not a certified Mares Octopus.

Delivery & Returns


Online purchases on mares.com are enabled for Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Belgium and Finland. Some products from the catalogue are only available to purchase at an authorised Mares Dealer.

Products shipped in Italy are entrusted to Bartolini couriers. Products shipped in other countries are entrusted to DHL couriers.

Delivery times are 3-5 working days.



If you are not satisfied with your order, you can return it quickly and easily.

You can decide to return any products purchased on mares.com within 30 days of delivery. To return items, use the same box they were received in, complete the returns label found here with shipping details and attach it to the box. Remember to insert the delivery number found on page 1 of the delivery documents.


To allow you greater freedom, we have not chosen a courier service with which you need to return the package, you are free to choose your preferred service provider.

Please remember that shipping costs are your responsibility.


You will receive the total refund on the same payment method you used to place your order, within 14 days after your return has reached our warehouse. 


At the moment, we cannot offer exchanges on our products. If you would like a different size, please return the article for a refund and purchase a new size. If you still have any doubts, you can write us an email at shop@mares.com, our Customer Service team will be happy to help.