Atomic M1 Octopus Review
Like all Atomic Aquatics equipment the Atomic M1 Octopus is designed with functionality and safety in mind. It appears that Atomic thought of everything when designing and manufacturing this piece of equipment so necessary to divers and it shows, both from a quick look at the M1 features right down to examining it section by section. So let’s have a look at the M1 Octopus.
The M1 Octopus is loaded with useful features including:
- Designed for high visibility using bright yellow in the manufacturing of this Octo
- The front cover of the Octo limits sensitivity to currents
- Comes with a nice long 36 inch hose
- The M1 is factory rated for oxygen mixes up to 80%
- Heat sink feature helps to reduce possibility of freezing when diving in cold water
- Diaphragm is make from flexible, but sturdy silicone rubber
- Second stage is pneumatically balanced for easier breathing
A Closer Look
The Atomic M1 Octopus is exceptionally well designed and no detail is overlooked even when it comes to where the hose meets the second stage. It is designed to be used in certain extended range applications which is why it may be an excellent choice for some divers.
The covering over the second stage diaphragm is bright yellow for easy visibility, it also contains no holes or vents in the front of the cover itself, but rather all the holes are in the side of the cover. This actually prevents the water from directly interacting with the diaphragm in water with strong currents.
There is a manual over ride knob on the side of the second stage so you can fine tune your valve opening. While the Venturi control knob is automatically controlled
The M1 Octopus also has standard wide exhaust deflectors which helps to keep the bubbles away from your face increasing visibility which is important to most divers.
The mouth piece of the M1 is incredibly soft, in fact it is so soft you may just forget it is in your mouth. However, it does have tear resistant bite tabs which will prevent you from biting though the mouth piece while still providing extreme comfort to your mouth.
You can’t be too safe when diving, and the Atomic M1 Octopus safe seconds supplies you with that little bit of extra protection you need when breathing underwater. It is a well thought out and manufactured Octo that provides users with easier breathing under water and includes a heat sink features that helps to prevent things from freezing up just when you need them most. This Octo simply provides you with the back up air you may need when every single breath counts.
Reviews for the Atomic M1 Octopus are extremely good, although in somewhat short supply. Users find this Octopus to be of fantastic quality and a great breather for different diving conditions.
If you often dive alone, the Atomic M1 Octopus can provide an extra level of safety for any diver.