EVOLUTIONARY DESIGN, UNPARALLELED
This easy-to-use octo/inflator is the best backup
breather money can buy.
An octo/inflator combines a backup regulator with a BC's
buoyancy control system in one compact, at-the-ready unit. The cool
thing about an octo/inflator is that it's always within reach
because it's constantly being used to control descents, adjust
buoyancy, and vent air during ascents. In the event of an emergency
there's no need to grope for a dangling octo reg; simply pass your
primary reg to the diver in need while you take the octo/inflator,
enabling you to breathe easily and control your buoyancy as you
make your way safely back to the surface.
SCUBAPRO introduced the octo/inflator concept to diving almost
thirty years ago with the introduction of the original
AIR2 (short for Alternate Inflator Reg). Now in
its 5th generation, it offers even more in both
performance and ease of use.
As a backup reg the AIR2 delivers air as
smoothly as most primary second stages. The flexible purge cover is
large and easy to locate, allowing for quick clearing when it comes
time to take a breath. In addition, a new dive/pre-dive switch lets
you detune the AIR2 when it's not being used,
eliminating free flows. And unlike traditional dangling octos, the
AIR2 is always within easy reach if
As a BC power inflator the AIR2 is very easy to
use. It fits comfortably in the hand, and the large inflate and
deflate buttons can be differentiated by both color and touch,
improving safety on both ascents and descents. The power inflate
button features a very light lever so it's easy to initiate
inflation. Also, both inflate and deflate buttons are positioned on
top of the housing, making them easier to operate when breathing
off the unit without having to change hand positions.
If you want a reliable backup reg that's always within easy
reach, that does double-duty as a BC inflator/deflator, and that
streamlines your dive profile by eliminating a dangling octo hose,
you're going to love the AIR2. It was diving's first octo/inflator
and, with five generations of improvements, it's still the
- Test-proven breathing performance and cracking effort surpasses
many traditional downstream second stages when it comes to ease of
- New dive/pre-dive switch enables you to detune the unit when
not in use, eliminating free flows.
- Flexible purge cover is easy to locate and depress for quick
clearing, even when wearing thick gloves.
- Power inflate and deflate buttons are positioned on top of the
housing when the AIR2 is in your mouth, making it easier to control
- Power inflate button features a lighter lever so less load is
required to initiate inflation.
- Power inflate and deflate buttons can be differentiated by
color and touch due to their different shapes and sizes, improving
ascent control and safety when inflating or deflating the BC.
- Large bite tabs on the mouthpiece guarantee a secure grip in
- CE certified EN250 (A> 50°F warm water test controls) as a
second stage regulator.
Includes: High Flow LP inflator hose.