Sure, Poseidon Octopuses are more reliable and more durable than any Octo you have used before. Without a doubt they will continue working after abuse. That being said, like any life support equipment they should be looked after. The least you could do is get this Octo holder to keep your secondary regulator from being dragged along the sand or reef. Not only is that not great for your Octo, it is not great for the reef, and no one wants to be buddies with the diver with errant hoses dangling everywhere.