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buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
EQUALIZER

The Equalizer is a front-adjustable BC that brings together all the best features you could ever want in a recreational diving BC. Its high performance wraparound bladder is made of 420 denier nylon so it's durable and lightweight and ...

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Scubapro
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
REBEL BC

Specially designed for younger divers, the front-adjustable REBEL BC is built tough to last. Its wrap-around bladder provides a stable and secure ride at depth, and the padded backpack and cummerbund offer a lot of additional comfort. Three ...

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Scubapro
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
HYDROS PRO

... specific body shape, and has been designed with body grip gel, providing extreme comfort and stability. Near-Zero inherent buoyancy means less lead. And, thanks to a back inflation, smart air system you can dive in any position.

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Scubapro
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
X-ONE

Optional weight system gives you the choice of going basic or fully-loaded with your BC. Sometimes you don't want to spend a pile of money. Sometimes you don't want to dive with an integrated weight system. Sometimes you just want ...

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Scubapro
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
GO

... routing), a cummerbund and a sternum strap all work together to dial in a perfect fit. The GO has virtually no inherent buoyancy, so whatever ballast needs you have will be minimal. The integrated quick-release weight ...

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Scubapro
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
ENVIRO-PRO

The Enviro-Pro is the first BCD designed and developed specifically for Public Safety Divers and contaminated water situations. The jacket can be customized to meet your team’s mission criteria with a unique a molle strap ...

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Hollis
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
HD-200

Comfort, function and durability. The HD200 is everything the advanced sport diver could ask for. Fitted with a combination of Tech/Rec features and updates for 2013 that provide ultimate comfort and function. Heavy duty construction ...

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Hollis
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
RIDE

The all-new RIDE, technically the world's best travel BC. It's lightweight at just over 6lbs but packed with technical features. It includes a simple yet strong nylon harness, that is one size fits most and easily adjustable. The wing ...

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Hollis
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
L.T.S.

The L.T.S. Light Travel System is our latest warm water solution for traveling divers and destinations where weight restrictions are limited. Incorporating key features from our popular HD200, the LTS is a weight integrated back inflation ...

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Hollis
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
R.E.D.S.

... all air hoses placed internally to reduce drag and any chance of entanglements. In addition to public safety purposes, this BCD also serves as a great system for kayaking or boating allowing quick and easy deployment.

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Hollis
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
PURE SLS

Comfortable and stable back buoyancy BC with 18kg lift (40 lbs) Streamlined Swivel shoulder buckles Smart trim weight positioning SLS weight system Roll-down cargo pocket Waist strap allows ...

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Mares
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
BOLT SLS

Superbly comfortable and stable back buoyancy BC with 21kg lift (46 lbs) Streamlined Swivel shoulder buckles Smart trim weight positioning SLS weight system Roll-down cargo pocket Adjustable ...

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Mares
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
MASTERLIFT X-AIR LIGHT 3

HYBRID PRINCIPAL/ TRAVEL VEST Technical specifications The new Masterlift X-Air Light 3 vest improves the hybrid concept with a product that is as versatile as ever and even more comfortable > Combines lightness with a comfortable semi-rigid ...

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Beuchat
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
MASTERLIFT FIRST

... hold «instructor’s ballast» > 3 D-rings for accessories > 1000 denier material > Bladder in 1000 denier material Size / Buoyancy (in Newton) XXS / 90N XS / 120N S / 150N M / 170N L / 200N XL / 250N

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Beuchat
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
Ultralight

... comfortable and practical soft back. Lock Aid Integrated weight system FLAT version. Hideaway pocket and 420 denier sack. The buoyancies are 90 N for sizes XS-S-M and 150 N for sizes L-XL

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Cressi-Sub
women's buoyancy compensator
women's buoyancy compensator
Ultralight Lady

... comfortable and practical soft back. Lock Aid Integrated weight system FLAT version. Hideaway pocket and 420 denier sack. The buoyancies are 90 N for sizes XS-S-M and 150 N for sizes L-XL

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Cressi-Sub
professional diving buoyancy compensator
professional diving buoyancy compensator
PSS DIVE 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.

women's buoyancy compensator
women's buoyancy compensator
Soul i3

The Soul i3 is a luxury BC added to the women’s line of quality dive products. It incorporates Aqua Lung’s most comfortable harness system to date, the Wrapture™ harness. The BC is powered by the intuitive i3 control system. Integrated ...

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Aqua Lung
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
Dimension

The Dimension is a back inflation style BC that incorporates Aqua Lung's integrated Wrapture™ Harness System, providing amazing comfort and stability. The Dimension is made from durable, fade-resistant ResisteK™ material and features ...

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Aqua Lung
women's buoyancy compensator
women's buoyancy compensator

Femme is a stabilizing jacket designed to meet the needs of women. It features the following: cut created with particular attention paid to the hip zone to fit the body better. bellows along the lower part to optimize the diving comfort ...

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Seac sub
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
TRIP

Trip is the ideal solution for those who love to travel. The choice of materials (from 420 nylon to D rings in light alloy) and the technical solutions employed (from the small back pack to the Safety Release weight pockets). are aimed ...

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Seac sub
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
PX 500

PX 500 is the evolution of the model PX 420 equipped with new systém of pockets."High volume single bladder made from Nylon 420. Padded hard back pack; Inflator with integrated valve; Over-pressure / dump valves placed on shoulder and ...

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Sopras group
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
Divecenter BCD

Divecenter BCD black/yellow (S, M, L, XL), especially designed for dive centers with very spacious pockets in very well visible yellow colour with a slot for positioning your octopus regulator. The single bladder is available ...

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Sopras group
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
BC0102 SOLVERIN ALPHA

TUSA's BC0102 Soverin alpha incorporates TUSA's new Advanced Weight Loading System (A.W.L.S III). The BC0102 features a new Repositionable D-ring and Snap Hook design for personal customization. The Soverin alpha offers a secure comfortable ...

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Tabata Deutschland
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
BC0201 CONQUEST II

... Weight Loading System (A.W.L.S II). The BC0201 features a new Harness System providing ultimate tank stability and unsurpassed buoyancy control. The Conquest II comes standard with TUSA's A.P.A. (Active Purge Assist) ...

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Tabata Deutschland
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
IMMERSION KIT

... and compact equipment with complete outfit ready for dive - Pressure gauge - Regulator with octopus - Cylinder (5 or 7 lt.) - Bcd - Total weight 12kg. - Measure 55x40x14cm

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Free shark
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
HI PRO EXPLORER

Ideal for recreational and tec-rec divers • Buoyancy Bags in Platilon 400 Micron • Zip in Nylon mm.10 • Exterior in highly resistant woven netting 1000 Fili • Reinforced Armature • Inflator standard • Connection Inflator ...

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Free shark
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
GUARDIAN II

... non-integrated weight buoyancy control device (BCD); these are favoured by divers who prefer to wear a separate weight belt with their BCD to fine tune their buoyancy control. Constructed ...

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Northern Diver (International)
women's buoyancy compensator
women's buoyancy compensator
EVE

A BCD for women, designed with extra padding for maximum diving comfort. Though comfort is at the heart of its design, this 1680/420 denier nylon BCD is very hard wearing. The Eve has twelve D rings, ...

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Northern Diver (International)
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
PROBE

Full Description: Available soon - the new Procean Wing Shipping: domestic: EUR 6.50 abroad: EUR 8.50

buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
BC0201 CONQUEST II

... Weight Loading System (A.W.L.S II). The BC0201 features a new Harness System providing ultimate tank stability and unsurpassed buoyancy control. The Conquest II comes standard with TUSA's A.P.A. (Active Purge Assist) ...

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Tusa
women's buoyancy compensator
women's buoyancy compensator
BC0401 JASMINE

TUSA’s Jasmine, BC-0401, is the new secret to staying comfortable and stylish underwater. Tailored with women in mind, Jasmine is a wrap-around style BC that hugs and supports in all the right places. Extra-plush padding on the shoulder ...

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Tusa
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
Air Cell 20 Lt

Maximum thrust: 21kg / 205 Newton Maximum tank size: Mono=20 Lt. Colors: Red, Yellow, Blue, Black

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Dive System
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
Air Cell 40+40 Lt

Double air cell Maximum thrust: 40,8kg / 400 Newton Maximum tank size: Mono=20 Lt. Bibo 40+40 Lt. Colors: Red, Yellow, Blue, Black Also available in Kevlar®

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Dive System
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
Atmos

The Atmos is a durably-constructed, full-featured hybrid air-cell BC. Unique, hybrid rear-inflation bladder enables air to “shift,” which provides maximum amount of lift and keeps you properly orientated on or below the surface.

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Oceanic WorldWide
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
EXCURSION

You glide through the water like a manta ray, air bladder tucked neatly behind you. Up front, there's nothing but contoured harness straps and a couple of integrated weight pockets. You're uncluttered, unencumbered and looking good. Built ...

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Oceanic WorldWide
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
Ray

Technical Rear Donut BCD After two years of studies and tests, Rofos finally proposes a series of technical donut rear jackets. The models come with four different capacities and are designed for double tanks. The ...

buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
FREE

"Horseshoe" Shape Rear BCD FREE is a modular technical BC that is fully customizable with rear bag. Although it was created for recreational use, the design details make it useful for technical dives as well. The BC ...

buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
WTX-D18

The WTX and WTX-D Series is a selection of harnesses, buoyancy cells and accessories which offer unparalleled versatility due to the modular nature of the whole system. Each component can be configured into a highly technical ...

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Apeks
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
WTX-D30

The WTX and WTX-D Series is a selection of harnesses, buoyancy cells and accessories which offer unparalleled versatility due to the modular nature of the whole system. Each component can be configured into a highly technical ...

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Apeks
buoyancy compensator
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. Product Options: B.C.D. ...

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Beaver
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
Storm 25lb

Back-buoyancy rear bladder provides fantastic freedom of movement. Its streamlined and flexible design provides reduced drag and simple and effective buoyancy control whilst also ensuring a high level ...

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Beaver
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
TRAVELER PRO BC

The new Halcyon Traveler™ Pro builds upon the popularity of our dedicated single-tank Traveler™ system by adding the classic ruggedness of our popular Eclipse™ BC. Available in 30- or 40-pound lift capacity, the Traveler™ Pro maintains ...

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HALCYON

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