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Scuba BCD: Float with the Pros

It holds your gear in place, lets you carry a tank with minimal effort, floats you at the surface and allows you to achieve neutral buoyancy at any depth. Look for a scuba BCD that fits snugly but doesn't squeeze you when inflated. Weight integrated Scuba BCD's like the Oceanpro Oceanic BC are becomming the norm because of the ability to comfortably carry your weights on the outside of the Scuba BCD.

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Scuba Package Special of the Month

Scuba Package Special of the Month

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Aeris EX100 BCD

Aeris EX100 BCD

SKU: AER0061
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Aeris EX 100 Jacket Style BCD offers all the features of a high priced BCD at value price.
$299.95

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Aeris JetPack Travel BCD

Aeris JetPack Travel BCD

SKU: AER40.1050
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$599.95

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Aeris Spare Replacement EZ Adjust Weight Pocket

Aeris Spare Replacement EZ Adjust Weight Pocket

SKU: AER0099
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Basic Harness with Crotch Strap

Basic Harness with Crotch Strap

SKU: EDG0147
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Cressi  R1 BCD

Cressi R1 BCD

SKU: CRSIC73000X
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Cressi Air Travel BCD

Cressi Air Travel BCD

SKU: CRS0110
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Cressi Air Travel Ladies BCD

Cressi Air Travel Ladies BCD

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Cressi Sub Aquapro  BCD

Cressi Sub Aquapro BCD

SKU: CRS4339
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Cressi Sub Aquaride Elite BCD

Cressi Sub Aquaride Elite BCD

SKU: CRS0099
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Aquaride is the perfect jacket for the recreational diver!
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Cressi Sub Back Jac

Cressi Sub Back Jac

SKU: CRS0034
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Cressi Travelight BCD

Cressi Travelight BCD

SKU: CRS0217
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Cressi Travelight Ladies BCD

Cressi Travelight Ladies BCD

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Dive Rite Aluminum Back Plate

Dive Rite Aluminum Back Plate

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Anodized 5052 Aluminum resists corrosion and abrasion
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Dive Rite Deluxe Harness  W-Quick Release

Dive Rite Deluxe Harness W-Quick Release

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Choosing a Scuba BCD By Body Type

If you’re having trouble choosing a scuba BCD, one of the factors you should consider is your body type. You need a scuba BCD that fits well because this device will give you the support you need in the water.

  • Your body type will help determine what type of scuba BCD you choose. For instance, if you have a large frame, bulk won’t be an issue when you’re choosing a scuba BCD. However, if you are petite, you’d be better off with a compact scuba BCD.
  • If you are short-waisted, one way to ensure a good fit is by selecting a scuba BCD that has an integrated weighting system.
  • Consider the length of your scuba BCD. You don’t want one that extends too far down because it will make removing your weights more difficult.
  • Choose a model that fits snugly and doesn’t ride up your body or one that has a customizable fit.

Jacket Style Scuba BCD
The air cell surrounds your torso like a jacket. Jacket inflation is best suited for divers who need to maintain a vertical orientation or spend a lot of time on the surface.

Back Inflation Scuba BCD
Back Inflatation places the bladder behind the diver. Many divers find this more comfortable, as it allows for easier movement of the arms and feels less restrictive. A back inflation ScubaBC, like the Excursion Oceanic BC, also helps divers maintain proper horizontal attitude while underwater.

Snorkel Vest
Snorkelers often appreciate a third kind of buoyancy control device, the Snorkel Vest, which provides much needed buoyancy when snorkeling on the surface. More articles about Purchasing scuba equipment online.



Caring for your Oceanic BC
Your Oceanic BC is an essential piece of equipment to help you control your descent into the water or rise to the surface. To make sure you keep this valuable piece of equipment in good shape, there are a few maintenance guidelines you should keep in mind.

  • Rinse your Oceanic BC before and after use, whether you’ve used it in the pool or ocean. Both chlorine and salt water can harm your Oceanic BC.
  • Make sure you drain all the water out of your BC after using it. First, fill it to one-third full with fresh water, swish the water around and then drain the water from your BC.
  • Leave your Oceanic BC fully inflated until it dries. By doing so, you are testing the firmness of the bladder and valves.
  • If your Oceanic BC doesn’t stay firm for at least an hour, take it in to a professional for repairs.

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