This is an excellent recreational rig! I first used it when I was freshly certified, even though I was trained in a jacket style, this back inflation was vastly easier to dive with, very stable in the water with enough attachment points to secure what needed to be carried without making it feel like I was a walking brick! The integrated SMB holder works very well, and the drop down cargo pocket folds and zips easily, while always being easily usable and loadable when finding trinkets (I've dove for sharks teeth a fair amount of times.) I suggest also adding the Akona BC Pro Kit. It comes with an instrument retractor, small flashlight (backup) w/ retractor, very easy to use, and the B.C. knife is easily used and secured when in the water, the blunt tip works great when prying or digging for, "trinkets" to put in the cargo pocket!