Buoyancy Control Devices (BCD)
Criteria for selecting Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs)
Before going to a diving equipment store, you should familiarize yourself with the products of these providers and choose what suits your environment and your diving level. In order to avoid making wrong decisions, we will shed some light on which is more commonly used and what do you need to know before you make a decision. We also made it available for divers to write about their experiences with that equipment.
Remember to take good care of your equipment and maintain it constantly. Always make sure that your equipment is modern, and that things are not hanging from the sides to preserve the marine environment and to protect your equipment from damage. Do not forget what you learned in diving courses: the best equipment is the most suitable for you.
We wish you safe diving with the finest equipment!
Divers use pockets of their BCD to keep the things they might need while diving, such as camera accessories and other things.
Nylon Outer Cover
The strength of the fabric is a key factor affecting the life of the BCD. It protects it from tear and impact of contact with the reefs, rocks or edges of the boat while getting into or out of the water.
The diver makes use of the D-rings in the “sidemount” technical dive to suspend more than one cylinder, attach accessories, or collect hoses and the alternative source in addition to other benefits.
Weight Distribution System
Weight distribution saves the diver from using the weight belt that is unwanted by some divers. It also gives the diver a better balance.
The cost is an important factor for everyone. Prices vary from one provider to another for several reasons.
Deflation outlets are used to adjust buoyancy and increase air volume within the BCD. Each BCD has a main outlet and additional one to help modify buoyancy or to clear out the BCD from the inside.
There are two types of BCD, according to the inflating pattern, which are: back-inflate BCD and front-inflate BCD. The back-inflate type requires an experienced diver while the front-inflate is more comfortable for beginners.
Zeagle -Ranger LTD
|Nylon outer: 1050||Deflation : 3|
|Pockets: 2||Weight system: Yes|
|D-rings : 8||Buoyancy : BACK|
|Almost price: 900$||Made : U.S.A|
Poseidon – ONE WING
|Nylon outer : 1000||Deflation : 3|
|Pockets: 2||Weight system : yes|
|D-rings: 4||Buoyancy : BACK|
|Almost price : 800$||Made : sweden|
Hollis – L.T.S
|Nylon outer : 1000||Deflation : 1|
|Pockets : 2||Weight system :NO|
|D-rings : 4||Buoyancy : BACK|
|Almost price : 500$||Made : U.S.A|
Aqualung – Axiom i3
|Nylon outer : ,,,,,||Deflation : 2|
|Pockets : 3||Weight system : Yes|
|D-rings : 5||Buoyancy : front&Back|
|Almost price : 700$||Made : U.S.A|
Oceanic – Jetpack
|Nylon outer : 800||Deflation : 2|
|Pockets : No||Weight system :No|
|D-rings : No||Buoyancy : BACK|
|Almost price : 600$||Made : U.S.A|