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Top 10 Buoyancy Compensators 2016

Despite the fact that scuba diving is one of the most enjoyable and fun sports activities around, it may still be dangerous if you do not have the right equipment. These buoyancy compensators offer a more reliable and comfortable method of comfortable you down and bringing you back up once more than most resort rental units.

Scubapro Knighthawk BC w/ Air II - Small for Scuba DiversCressi Aquaride Pro, Buoyancy Compensator Device Blue, made in Italy (X-Small)Scubapro Litehawk BC w/ Air II Alternate Air Source Octo, MLZeagle Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System, Black, LargeTusa Liberator Sigma II Jacket Style Buoyancy CompensatorZeagle Ranger Technical Scuba Diving BC - Medium for Scuba DiversAquaLung Pro HD Weight Integrated BCD (Large)Cressi Travelight BCD, BL-LGGenesis Drift Jacket Style Buoyancy Compensators, MediumSherwood NEW Avid CQR-3 Scuba Diving BC/BCD Weight Integrated Buoyancy Compensator (LG)


#10.Sherwood NEW Avid CQR-3 Scuba Diving BC/BCD Weight Integrated Buoyancy Compensator (LG)


New CQR 3 Weight System. Adjustable Shoulder Straps give you a Better Fit. 3-D Designed Air Cell that Wraps around the Body for Exceptional Stability. Suspension Strap Promotes Air Cell Movement, thus Preventing Squeeze. Utility Zippered Side Pockets for Additional Scuba Accessories. Removable and Adjustable Sternum Strap. Rear Lower Vent Valve Releases Unwanted Air while you are Descending. Right Shoulder Vent Valve for Convenient Buoyancy Control. Two Non-Releasing Trim Weight Pockets for Enhanced Stability. Custom Pocket for Optional AKONA Safety Tube MiniPac Cylinder Mounting System Provides Dual Mounts. High Lift in All Sizes. Owner's Manual. Low-Pressure Hose. 2 Year Limited Warranty. The new AVID CQR-3 features an updated weight release system providing more convenience and ease when installing and removing the pockets. The redesigned styling of the traditional jacket-style AVID maintains it's respected functionality, comfort, and dependability. The AVID CQR-3 is a natal progression in Sherwood's forward-moving product innovation.


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#9.Genesis Drift Jacket Style Buoyancy Compensators, Medium


The Genesis Drift BCD is a lightweight and inexpensive jacket style BCD with weight integrated system. The Drift BCD has two 8lbs (3.63kg) quick release weight pockets. The weight pockets are equipped with easy to ditch just pull release handles which allow weighs to fall away. These gravity style pockets are one of the easiest to operate in a diving emergency. The BCD harness assembly consists of torso adjustable shoulder straps with a removable and adjustable sternum strap and adjustable waist strap with cummerbund. All strap buckles are squeeze-style side-release buckles for easy donning and doffing. Buoyancy control is made easy with the Genesis power inflator mechanism with cable activated pull dump at the left shoulder. The BCD is also equipped with a lower rear right pull dump/over pressure relief valve with the manual pull for trimming of buoyancy when you are inverted in the water. The Drift BCD is built from strong and durable 420D nylon exterior with a urethane lamination interior air cell with radio frequency (RF) welded seams for airtight integrity. The Drift provides from 24lbs to 40lbs (10.9kg to 18.14kg) of lift depending on the size. BCD is Akona Pro Kit compatible (see optional kit SKU: GNSRKL), comes with a 3/8" threaded low-pressure quick disconnect hose, owner's manual and is covered by a 24-month limited warranty.


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#8.Cressi Travelight BCD, BL-LG


The Cressi Travelight is a lightweight version of a traditional BCD with all round lift to provide good balance and trim under the water and support whilst on the surface. The overall weight of the Travelight has been reduced by careful selection of strong but light materials to allow the BCD to be packed down into a very small carry bag that is ideal for traveling.

The BCD bladder uses a durable 210 denier nylon to provide the necessary strength without adversely affecting the weight and light alloys have been used to make the D-rings in place of traditional stainless steel. This weight and bulk reduction do mean that the Travelight is able to support a full integrated weight system and trim pockets on the rear to make travel driving even more convenient.

The Travelight is also fitted with more traditional features such as a rear kidney and right shoulder pulls dumps, an inflator integrated pull dump on the left shoulder and manual deflation from the inflator assembly. A large zipped pocket can be found on either side of the BCD for convenient storage or accessories.

The harness system uses traditional quick release and adjustable straps on the shoulders, chest, and waist for precise adjustment and fit. A Velcro waistband provides extra security and comfort. A flexible padded backplate with two cylinder straps provides good back protection and cylinder security whilst still allowing the BCD to be quickly folded and packed away.


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#7.AquaLung Pro HD Weight Integrated BCD (Large)


The Pro HD is a wrap-around jacket with weight integration that is sure to appeal to a wide range of divers. It provides excellent value because it is so feature-rich for the price. Due to its advanced ResisteK material, it will hold up to the rigors of salt and chlorine and retain its good looks. Wherever you want to take it, it?s ready to go. The Pro HD comes in 6 sizes and one color combination: black/charcoal / blue. **Pictured here with optional knife***


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#6.Zeagle Ranger Technical Scuba Diving BC - Medium for Scuba Divers


The Ranger has been at the "top of the charts" for many years for some very good reasons: The Ranger was the first BC to combine high-quality heavy duty construction, weight integration, and rear flotation. Its introduction created a new category of buoyancy systems, and it is, without the doubt, the most imitated BC in history! But it's the Rangers incredible versatility that keeps knowledgeable divers recommending it year after year. Zeagles modular construction allows the Ranger to transition between tropical travel diving, rugged cold water diving in wet or dry suits, single or twin cylinders, and even (with optional bladder assemblies having up to 2 X 85-LB lift and easily mounted backplates) technical diving! Constructed of heavily reinforced 1050 denier ballistic nylon, the Ranger is compatible with a variety of options and accessories, including bladders, pockets, hard backplates, and custom gear attachment components. If you are a diver who wants a rugged recreational buoyancy system but also wants one that can adapt and change to meet different diving needs, the Ranger is a system you won't outgrow.


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#5.Tusa Liberator Sigma II Jacket Style Buoyancy Compensator


The highly anticipated BC-0101 Liberator Sigma II buoyancy compensator is a heavy duty, wrap-around jacket style BC that utilizes TUSAs Advanced Weight Loading System and Ultimate Stabilizing Harness, which ensures security and stability. With its two large, double zippered pockets with mesh drainage, you can maximize utility and function.


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#4.Zeagle Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System, Black, Large


Zeagle Stiletto Travel Light Weight Integrated BCD The Stiletto is a rugged full featured but light weight BC, designed for divers who may do both warm and temperate water diving but don needs the twin tank capability or higher lift of Zeagle's heavy-duty BCs. The Stiletto's extra durable reinforced 1000 denier nylon bladder material gives an extra level of protection against abrasion or punctures in close environments like the edge of a coral reef or wreck. It has sufficient lift and weight capacity for most average sized divers to use in their local environments, yet packs easily into a lightweight travel system. The Stiletto has many of the same features of the famous Zeagle Escape BC. Its bladder is constructed of heavier weight 1000 denier nylon. It also features stainless steel D-rings and Zeagle's PFS (Personal Fit System) sizing. The Stiletto is ideal for the diver who wants a lightweight but rugged system, for both travel and local diving that doesn't compromise on features. 35-lb lift capacity low profile retracting bladder Personal Fit System (PFS) Sizing Reinforced 1000 denier nylon construction Sewn on Lumbar Pad Two zippered utility pockets Adjustable elastic waist panels 5 Stainless Steel D-rings Adjustable Sternum Strap 24-lb capacity Ripcord weight system 20-lb capacity rear mount weight system Comes with two tank straps Dry Weight: 7.4lbs


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#3.Scubapro Litehawk BC w/ Air II Alternate Air Source Octo, ML


- Back flotation technology positions air in the back, providing movement around chest and shoulders
- 3-dump deflation system enables divers to dump air from a variety of underwater positions
- Streamlined air cell technology


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#2.Cressi Aquaride Pro, Buoyancy Compensator Device Blue, made in Italy (X-Small)


- Cressi is a REAL diving, snorkeling, and swimming Italian brand, since 1946.
- Thanks to is anatomical, preformed profile, is easy to fit and is comfortable on the shoulders.
- Next generation anatomical inflator with hose retainer.
- The BCD features the Flat type Lock Aid System of integrated weight.
- In the box: BCD Aquaride Pro, Low-Pressure Inflator Hose, Lock Aid System


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#1.Scubapro Knighthawk BC w/ Air II - Small for Scuba Divers


A robust and comfortable back flotation jacket that integrates numerous performance features to deliver outstanding comfort and easy handling. It represents a new dimension in optimized load distribution, freedom of movement and comfort.


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