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buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
COMMANDO

Originally developed to meet the punishing demands of Navy SAR divers, the AP Commando (formerly BUDDY) went on to take the UK and northern European sport and technical diving market by storm, out-selling it’s rivals for over 20 years ...

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A.P. Diving
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
COMMANDO EXPLORER

... your comfort zone - in complete comfort The AP Commando Explorer is a high quality BCD packed with features designed to maximise comfort and allow fine-tune buoyancy control. It is based on the blueprint ...

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A.P. Diving
rebreather buoyancy compensator
rebreather buoyancy compensator
TEKWING

... customisable technical BCD package with a wide range of optional features allowing you to configure the kit precisely to your needs Upgrade options include: Integrated Weight System option Choice of emergency ...

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A.P. Diving
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
PHANTOM 20L WING DONUT

The Ursuit Phantom 20l wing is a perfect choice for diving with twin cylinder (max 2x18l). The inflator is placed in the center of the wing. The material is strong and durable Cordura 2000. It is rough weaving is almost indestructible ...

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buoyancy compensator
PHANTOM 21L WING

The Ursuit Phantom 20l wing is a perfect choice for diving with twin cylinder (max 2x18l). The inflator is placed in the center of the wing. The material is strong and durable Cordura 2000. It is rough weaving is almost indestructible ...

buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
PHANTOM 17L WING DONUT

The Ursuit Phantom 17l wing is intended for diving with single cylinder, max. 18l. Because of the donut shape the wing is small and compact which eases diving in narrow spaces. The cylinder can be adapted to the wing without an adapter, ...

buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
BC3

Comfort-fit Harness Two Tank Cambands 32lbs of buoyancy Weight integrated (25lbs) Adjustable sternum strap Single buckle waist 3D Back inflation Sculpted shoulder straps 6.4 lbs Flite-Friendly One size fits most XS-XL

buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
Rogue

Created for the accomplished diver who knows exactly what gear they want, the Rogue BC strikes the perfect combination of personalization and minimal design. Utilizing Aqua Lung’s patent pending ModLock connectors, the Rogue allows divers ...

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Aqua Lung
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
GLIDE W/ BPI

The Glide is a front-adjustable BCD with special design features to maximize comfort, fit and performance. The Glide comes with a new Y-Fit shoulder design that adapts to the body better, allowing for excellent control ...

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Scubapro
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
PATROL

The Patrol BC is an impressively light weight, rear inflation BC that is anatomically designed for maximum comfort and durability. The special air cell compression strap guarantees extra quick deflation and volume control. The ultralight ...

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Cressi-Sub
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
Masterlift X-AIR COMFORT

... on the rear gussets2 large pockets with gussets, double slider zips and elastic cord with clip to secure your gearSize / Buoyancy (in Newton)XS / 120NS / 150NM / 210NL / 260NXL / 310N

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Beuchat
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
DRAGON SLS

Superbly comfortable and stable yet tough and durable Aircell slides on shoulders for increased comfort when inflated Position of the corrugated hose retaining epaulette can be adjusted High lift aircell with “dragon” winglets Smart ...

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Mares
professional diving buoyancy compensator
professional diving buoyancy compensator
PSS EN

The PSS® Dive is a professional diving apparatus with integrated pockets for weights, easy to configure for 1 or 2 cylinders, with demand valve or full-face mask.

buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
PRO 2000 EVO

DESCRIPTION BCD with innovative three-dimensional bladder and independent, disengageable harness. Frame to Back system with individually adjustable shoulder straps anchored to the backpa ck. Zip-closure pockets and Q&S ...

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Seac sub
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
AVID 700

Quite possibly the best BCD Sherwood has ever built. The new Avid is a robust, full featured BC that provides tremendous comfort, fit and styling. The hydrodynamic jacket style bladder provide a more noticeable comfort ...

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Sherwood Scuba
rebreather buoyancy compensator
rebreather buoyancy compensator
ORIGO

Poseidon’s ORIGO BCD is the choice for beginners and experienced divers who want a robust BCD. It is also the perfect BCD for diving schools, for example together with our trusted Cyklon regulator. The ...

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Poseidon
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
BC0103B

The updated, next-generation Liberator BC0103B buoyancy compensator is a durable, wrap-around jacket style BC. The Liberator comes standard with TUSA’s ever-reliable tilt valve inflator. TUSA’s NEW Advanced ...

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Tusa
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator

The minimalist gear configuration: Shoulder straps without buckles, no seams Technical crotch strap (without quick release) Plate pocket for surface marker buoy Interchangeable air cell: donut for single tank donut for twin tank Outer ...

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Dive System
rebreather buoyancy compensator
rebreather buoyancy compensator
Tekno Donut 16 l

Description Donut bladder with 16l buoyancy and one additional overpressure valve in the front low. Possible to combine with stainless steel, aluminium and plastic back plate

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Sopras group
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
SMS KATANA

Hollis continues to lead the sidemount revolution with the new SMS Katana - the latest innovation in our line of sidemount systems engineered to perform in the most extreme environments.

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Hollis
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
EXCURSION

The Excursion is for the serious adventurer. Our extremely comfortable and stable rear inflation BC is ready for any adventure that you are.

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Aeris
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
OJ 2.0

For more info: TECHNICAL DATA OPTIONALS CORDURA® 1000 D OUTSIDE SINGLE BLADDER, NYLON HT 420 D INSIDE BLADDER (CORDURA® IS A DUPONT® TRADEMARK) 4 STAINLESS STEEL D RINGS SIDE WEIGHT POCKETS WITH QUICK RELEASE UP TO 2 Kg EACH F2 ...

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buoyancy compensator
Beaver Lightning

... integral hose clips, twin shoulder and lower mounted overpressure/exhaust valves, ensure buoyancy is perfectly controlled. • Weight: 2.7 Kgs. • Colour: Black.• Buoyancy/Lift: 17 Kgs.

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Beaver
rebreather buoyancy compensator
rebreather buoyancy compensator
TETRADON 3

Tetradon 3 is a Buoyancy Compensator Platform (BCP) that supports the divers needs in a diversified diving environment. The Tetradon 3 was designed to be used for recreational Open Water open circuit ...

buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
TRAVELER BC

The new Halcyon Traveler™ merges the simplicity and lightweight appeal of small jacket systems with the performance of back-mounted BC systems. The Travelers unique PA6 Nylon backplate has an integrated single-tank carrier and Cinch quick-adjust ...

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HALCYON
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
Sea pearl

High volume single bladder made of Cordura 1000 (externally)/nylon 840 (internally). Padded hard back pack. Adjustable cummerbund in 3 positions; 8 staineless steel AISI 316 rings for equipment fitting; Inflator with integrated valve; ...

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Amaranto
women's buoyancy compensator
women's buoyancy compensator
HERA

The newly re-styled Hera BC from Oceanic is built from the ground up for the ladies and comes standard with all the features and durability required of a high-end BC. The design also incorporates our Patented Adjustable Positioning System, ...

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Oceanic WorldWide
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
BC1

The BC. Redefined. The NEW Atomic Aquatics BC1 is designed to be the TOUGHEST performance BC in the world. The BC1 redefines traditional BC design. Every detail was reexamined. Every material and component was rethought. The new ...

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buoyancy compensator
BC-25

This is the tried-and-true jacket style BCD that you see being used at dive sites all over the world. It is comfortable, economical, and easy to use. This has the same durability and reliability that you find on the more ...

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Aquatec

How to choose this product

buoyancy-compensator

A buoyancy compensator (BC, BCD, stab jacket) is a piece of dive gear whose principal functions are to facilitate floating at the surface, adjust buoyancy beneath the water and reach the surface without effort in case of emergency.

Applications

These devices are worn by both recreational and commercial divers, and are used by dive schools. Today, virtually no one dives without a BC because of their safety advantages.

Technologies

The BC jacket is inflated by compressed air from the tank via a hose attached to the first stage of the regulator. It is filled or emptied via buttons and/or pull-cords. It usually incorporates a rigid backpack to which the tank is strapped. It also has pockets and D-rings for holding gear, such as dive lights, fish guides and gauges. Some include quick-release pockets for dive weights.

Older-style, horse collar BCs are slipped over the head and strapped to the body. They are independent of the tank and backpack, but can still be connected to the first stage for power inflation.

How to choose

There are numerous varieties of stab jacket, including specialty models designed for travel or for technical diving. The jacket should be inflated to verify fit and ready access to controls and closures. Particular attention should be paid to the lumbar support and to seam quality.

An in-water test is advisable before purchase, since proper fit is essential for safety and comfort. Jacket volume should be sufficient to lift the wearer and a diver needing assistance to the surface.

Advantages

- Added comfort and safety
- Provides gear storage
- Facilitates surfacing

Disadvantages

- Cumbersome if fit is poor
- Inflation uses tank air