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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
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
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
COMMANDO ESCAPE

The AP Commando Escape is a light-weight BCD that utilises bespoke new materials to deliver heavy-duty quality, comfort and performance - under 3kg* The Escape is a single bladder construction using our unique new material ...

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A.P. Diving
rebreather buoyancy compensator
rebreather buoyancy compensator
TRIDENT

... mini-cylinder (A-clamp/DIN/300 bar) Ancilliary or Weight Pockets 3 x Twinset Camband sizes Colour: All Black Max Buoyancy: 22.5 kg

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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
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
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
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
C60 LX

We are proud to release the new LX wing range, developed and tested by technical divers and 3 years in the making. Quality and performance are the two most integral features of our products, which is why we have reintroduced the proven ...

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Hollis
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 ...

rebreather buoyancy compensator
rebreather buoyancy compensator
TRANSPAC XT

From its initial design and release in 1995 to today, the TransPac XT has evolved through technology and relentless testing and diving to become one of Dive Rite’s signature products. Developed by Dive Rite CEO, Lamar Hires, the TransPac ...

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Dive Rite
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator

The No Mount Tank BC is designed to provide added buoyancy to heavy steel cylinders or other equipment underwater. The BC attaches to the cylinder via a center-mounted 1.5 inch cam strap (included). Each end is held in ...

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Dive Rite
rebreather buoyancy compensator
rebreather buoyancy compensator
NOMAD LS

The next evolution in Nomad Sidemount has come with the introduction of the Nomad LS Sidemount System. The Nomad LS builds on its "L" series predecessors to be the most streamline and capable system in the family. The extremely durable ...

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Dive Rite
rebreather buoyancy compensator
rebreather buoyancy compensator
NOMAD XT

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Dive Rite
rebreather buoyancy compensator
rebreather buoyancy compensator
TRAVELPAC BCD

... Travel EXP wing combination, the TravelPac BCD is big on performance and features yet compact and streamline in design and use. Designed for recreational diving and warm water conditions, the TravelPac places buoyancy ...

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Dive Rite
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
Rescue BC

... DIVATOR Rescue BC is a new buoyancy compensator intended for diving in contaminated water, that is approved as a Combined Buoyancy and Rescue Devices (CBRD) – according to the norm EN12628. ...

women's buoyancy compensator
women's buoyancy compensator
Soul

The Soul is the ultimate luxury women’s BCD with the ideal blend of comfort, fit and style. The patented Wrapture Harness system creates maximum comfort and the shortened torso with sleek scalloped lobes provides the ...

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

The Pearl is a wrap-around jacket style BC specifically designed for the female diver. It offers an adjustable waistband and specially curved shoulder straps that provide a customizable and comfortable fit.

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Aqua Lung
women's buoyancy compensator
women's buoyancy compensator
BELLA W/ AIR2

... specifically designed, tailored and sized for female divers who prefer the comfort and security of a front-adjustable BCD. This BCD is loaded with convenience and performance features, including SCUBAPRO’s exclusive wraparound ...

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Scubapro
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
START PRO

If there is a jacket that is a smart buy, it is the new START PRO, an amalgamation of features traditionally reserved for high end ranges, but at an "entry level” price. The basic version of the jacket has received excellent reviews in ...

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Cressi-Sub
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
BACK JAC ELITE

... the air bladder against the back and around the tank. Abdominal area with low wings. The dorsal air chamber has the best buoyancy of the entire Cressi range, while remaining compact, thanks to the elastic containment ...

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Cressi-Sub
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
DRAGON SLS

Description 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 ...

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Mares
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buoyancy compensator
KAILA SLS

Description 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 ...

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Mares
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
Masterlift TEK

35 litre bladder with gussets and elastic compression cordPreformed back-pack with anodised aluminium backplateCompatible with twin-pack cylindersUnique adjustable harness from size M to XLMultiple attachments for cylinders and accessories ...

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Beuchat
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
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
CONTOUR

After months of collaboration with some ofthe world's top sidemount divers, we areproud to release the Contour™ . TheContour™ comes from the factory as aturnkey sidemount system. The unit can beused right out of the box, without themodifications ...

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HALCYON
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
HERA

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

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Aeris
rebreather buoyancy compensator
rebreather buoyancy compensator
WING

... INCH ADAPTER FEATURES: • Self retracting bladder • Three dump valves • Nylon covered black aluminum backplate • Maximum buoyancy is 150 N which is reached within 5-8 seconds • Dry weight 1.8 kg

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Poseidon
rebreather buoyancy compensator
rebreather buoyancy compensator
SIDEMOUNT BCD

... harness system has been perfected in collaboration with leading cave divers, who are at the forefront of this sport. SIDEMOUNT BCD RELATED PRODUCTS: WEIGHT POCKET MANUALS FAQ TECHNICAL INFO SUPPORT FEATURES: • ...

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Poseidon
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.

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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
AVID BC

The new AVID 400 Series features the widely regarded CQR-3 weight release system providing more convenience and ease when installing and removing the pockets. The redesigned styling of this traditional jacket-style AVID maintains it's ...

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Sherwood Scuba
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
AXIS BC

... That is what everyone wants in a Buoyancy Compensator. Being comfortable is one of the most essential elements that determines whether or not you have a pleasant diving experience. Achieving and maintaining ...

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Sherwood Scuba
buoyancy compensator
buoyancy compensator
EGO

The decision to use Cordura 1000 in creating this jacket was based essentially on the need to maximize abrasion resistance given the intensive use these jackets are subjected to in diving centers. Another fantastic feature is the even ...

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Seac sub
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
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
GUARDIAN

Limited availability. Please call us on +44 (0) 1257 25 44 44 to check if your size is in stock. The top-selling Guardian BCD is back! The latest Guardian has an incredible 1680/1000 denier nylon build. There’s thirteen ...

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Northern Diver (International)
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

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