Jun

13

How do you know you have the right BCD (Buoyancy Compensation Device) ? And seriously
what could possibly be the difference between one or another you may ask. There
is very little about the BCD in general that many people find attractive or
enjoyable but more a necessity. I understand possibly better than most a BCD’s
function and the reasoning behind it; but the fact remains that the number 1
most disliked piece of gear in many divers kit is the BCD. It’s too restrictive
or clumsy, its too bulky or I just would like tit to have more function than
just holding my tank and helping me trim or float.

These days if your BCD is not bulky; then you feel like you are wearing body armour
underwater or they have so many unnecessary added features that you feel like a
walking Christmas Tree wearing one. The feature of “welds” in the air cell that
causes the unit to “wrap around” you simply gives the manufacturers a method of
adding more crud to the unit and keeps it comfortable. To avoid the cumbersome
feel and bulkiness of a jacket style BCD, you have the option of going with a
back inflation style BCD (my proffered option). Be careful when you go this
route; as you may find that many manufacturers concentrate more on lift than
function;  some BCD’s have enough lift to
raise the Titanic which equates directly with more fabric and more bulk.

To me, the perfect BCD would look like something that you could use easily out of
the water as in, the bladder would perform all that it needs to do (buy a lift
bag if you really want to raise objects other than yourself) it should also
come with just enough strap material to hold the tank on the back and keep it
against my back and connect your essential objects to streamline your dive but
have all that you really need (you really do not need 24 stainless steel D
rings ). Now, I have to admit my Zeagle Stiletto BCD doesn’t quite match that description,
but when compared to many of the units on the market today, it’s pretty darn
close.

It is a very simple, comfortable design that isn’t packed with a lot of needless
“features” and “frills” to make it overly cumbersome. It’s 35lb (16 KG) lift
capacity is still far greater than I need but the folks at Zeagle have figured
out how to make that bladder not quit as obtrusive as most. This for many
divers equates to a piece of gear that is completely functional for most diving
in most waters. I’ll be the first to admit that on warm water dives the padding at the back is quite
comfortable, and welcome, and the 5 stainless steel D-rings are tucked away in
just the right spots to secure an octopus, console/computer, small light or whatever
other trinket you may be taking along on your dive, but never seem to be in the
way or “dangle” excessively.

Zeagle’s integrated weight system is also equally as streamlined and simple. No bulky
pockets at each hip. The finishing touch on this BCD is the fact that it’s a
soft pack design. You can literally roll this thing up into a tiny little wad in your luggage/dive
bag jump up and down on it to compress some space (careful not to step on your
power inflator) and take it out when you reach your destination and it’s ready
to go diving. The bladder has a good pair of access ports for rinsing after
your dives and is overall a simple very functional piece of equipment for many
divers.
All the important information:
Integrated ipcord Weight System – 44 lb capacity (24 lbs Diver releasable – 20 lbs non-diver releasable trim weights for improved weight distribution and
balance)

35-lb (16-KG) lift capacity low profile bladder

Twin tank bands for single tanks included

1000 Denier Material

Two flap utility pockets

Adjustable Cummerbund

5 – stainless D-rings

Adjustable Sternum Strap

SIZES: XSmall through XLarge

So if you are looking for a light weight BCD that has all the features and
functions of a real heavy-weight contender this should be one of the first you
take for a test dive. Zeagle has a list of suppliers on their web page http://zeagle.com/Find-a-Dealer/

Jul

26

this summer, i am going to be getting my divers certification (knock on wood) and i am considering buying some of the gear, so i can go more often. What gear would i need? and how much would it cost in all? what about second hand gear? Thanks in advance!

Jul

5

I have some fairly old scuba gear that I would like to sell or get rid of. I have a pair of women’s size 6 booties, gloves, vest w/regulator, knife and scabbard, fins, snorkel and mask Continued…

Jun

16

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Jun

16

Dive Rite Z Knife with Sheath - Knives - Scuba diving equipment & gear

Free Sheath included Ultra-compact cutting tool is sharper than any dive knife Continued…

Jun

16

AirForce Air Tank Refill Clamp with Gauge

The refill clamp assembly permits recharging the gun’s air tank from a standard K-Valve scuba cylinder. Includes gauge to easily determine pressure.

Jun

16

Bare 7mm Elastek Super-Stretch Drysuit Hood - Hood - Scuba diving equipment & gear

Brand new for 2009 100% Elastek (Super-Stretch) Continued…

Jun

16

Ski Warm Classic Series: Multi Sport Wetsuits

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Jun

9

PowerFlare PF-200 Safety Light 3 Pack,Red LEDs,Yellow Case,Carrybag and Xtra Batteries

font color=’#003399′ b u h3 The PowerFlare PF-200 3 Pack, 3 PF-200 Safety Lights, Softpack Carry Case, Xtra Batteries /h3 /u /b /font b i font color=’#000000′ Authorized Dealer of PowerFlare Products /font /i /b p b u /u /b /p p b The 3 Pack contains 3 PowerFlare PF-200 Safety Lights in a Softpack and 3 Xtra CR-123 Lithium Batteries. The Softpack Case will hold up to 4 PF-200 Safety lights in case you decide to expand later, and has a zippered pouch to hold the extra batteries and any other accessories. /b /p font color=’#000000′ p b Invented by a police officer, and Made in the USA, the amazing PowerFlare PF-200 Rechargeable Safety Light is an essential piece of equipment for Drivers, Boaters, Outdoorsman, Divers, Police, EMTs. Rescue First Responders, and Members of Emergency Response Teams. This compact light emits 360 degrees of ultra-bright light from an array of 16 LEDs, and is visible up to 10 miles away. Sturdy construction allows PowerFlare units to be deployed in Traffic. So Durable these units can be ran over by a Tank. The PF-200 uses 1 RCR-123 3.6V Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery which can left in the carger until the unit is needed without the battery developing memory like other rechargeables. Intrinsically safe, they Can be deployed around spilled fuel or in brush unlike chemical flares. No more holes burned in clothing, and no dangerous chemical residue to wash into our lakes and rivers. /b /p /font font color=’#000000′ b u h4 Suggested Uses /h4 /u /b /font b font color=’#006600′ * Vehicle Breakdown * Traffic Control * Rescue Signaling * Boating/Marine/Scuba Diving * Tactical Police and Military Operations * Helicopter Landing Zones * School Crossing Safety * Biking Safety Light * Power Blackouts * Earthquakes * Hurricanes * Disasters * Other Emergencies * /font /b h4 b u Features /u /b /h4 ol li Size – 4.25′ (12CM) diameter x 1.25′ (3.5cm) Tall /li li Weight – Less than 7oz (200g) with Battery

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Jun

9

Seasoft 6mm Pro Drysuit Titanium Hood - Hood - Scuba diving equipment & gear

Great for use with drysuits Hood neck seal is designed to work with a dry suit  Back 3 panels made of compressed neoprene Trim-to-fit face seal for custom tailoring Optional zipper – see below to order SIZE: XSmall through 2XLarge COLOR: Black FULL MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY Click for Seasoft sizing chart Seasoft 6mm Pro Drysuit Titanium Hood – Scuba Diving Hood Dive Hood .

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Jun

9

Hyperflex Mojo 3.0 Kiteboarding Wetsuits

Hyperflex MOJO 3mm Kite Specific Wetsuit: This wetsuit features: 70% Chillbreaker Skin neoprene that cuts the wind chill, unlike surf suits. Superstretch Movement panels for unrestricted flexibility while kiteboarding. Bombproof “Harness Zone” for durability Intergrated ankle straps Waterproof G

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Jun

9

IRO 130mm BCD Chainring

3D Forged 130BCD Single Chainring is an alloy chainring made to work with a 110mm square taper bottom bracket for a 42mm chainline.

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Jun

9

Sea Pearls Ankle Weights (1 Pair)

Top quality ankle weights in 3 sizes and 4 colors. For use in trimming your balance, these weights are a must for suits with buoyant legs. Especially useful with drysuits. Handy as snap-on utility weights. SEA PEARLS|ANKLE WEIGHTS

Jun

9

Rip Curl Core Stealth Wake Vest - Men's

Rip Curl Core Stealth Wake Vest – Men’s The Rip Curl Core Stealth Wake Vest gives you a low profile, almost wetsuit fit and a sleek superhero look that could earn you a spot on the Justice League.

Jun

3

14KT Gold Scuba Tank

Metal: 14kt Gold In Stock: Yes Lifetime Warrenty: Yes Normal Ship Time: 2-4 Days

This is the ultimate scuba toy

Jun

3

Henderson 5mm Duratex Dry Gloves - Dry Suits - Scuba diving equipment & gear

Perfect for extreme conditions and for use with drysuits Lighter in weight than standard neoprene Durable grip palm Waterproof seams and skin wrists provides greater warmth Continued…

Jun

3

IST 3mm durable nylon II neoprene red - Womens - Wetsuits, Shortys

New shorty with innovative cutting for a trendier look. Comfort and mobility are retained in the design process   Construction: Durable 3mm nylon II neoprene Flat-lock stitching eliminates seam irritation Large size back zip (YKK size 10) eliminates woeful zip problems Back zip leash assists donning and doffing Continued…

May

26

Thailand by Borch

Folded color road and travel map. Scale 1:1,500,000. Distinguishes roads ranging from expressways (free/toll) to country lanes/paths. Legend includes international/regional airport, sights, museums, monuments, zoos, scuba diving sites, beaches, caves, Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, Chinese

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May

26

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May

26

Edge 7MM Plush Titanium Neoprene Hood For Drysuits

OUTSTANDING Drysuit hood!! Deluxe plush titanium neoprene for comfort and 7mm for warmth. Glued & Sewn.

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May

26

Quintana Roo Hydrojohn triathlon wetsuits - 2006

Newly engineered anatomic cut delivers better fit and efficiency on every stroke and every kick. 5mm SCS Metal torso keeps you toasty warm while its hydrophobic personality reduces drag in the water. Exclusive QR breakaway zipper gets you out of the suit quicker than the competition. The Speed Cut

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May

26

Scubamax BCD Repair kit - Buoyancy Compensators - Scuba diving equipment & gear

Brand new for 2009 Seals most Polyurethane Nylon BCs Dry Bags Snorkeling Vests or Safety Tubes Compact and easy to carry KIT INCLUDES: Primer  BCD Seal  4 Polyurethane Patches 4 Nylon Patches 4 PVC Patches FULL MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY Scubamax BCD Repair kit – Scuba Diving Buoyancy Compensators BC Accessories .

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May

24

Cuba by Borch

Folded color road and travel map. Scale 1:1,000,000. Distinguishes roads ranging from expressways to country lanes. Legend includes international airports, airfields, sights, museums, monuments, castles, churches, synagogues, mosques, caves, beaches, yachting, windsurfing, scuba diving sites, no matter what your idea of a great scuba diving holiday Cuba is fast becomming a cheap exciting destination

May

24

Mesh Scuba Tank Protector

21in long and for 7 1/4/7.25in tanks. An inexpensive way to help protect your scuba expensive tank from scratches and dings wether you are diving from a boat or the shore even just transporting you tank or tanks to the dive these mesh covers are a cheap but valuable way to protect your investment.

May

24

NRS Wetsuit Shampoo (Gallon)

Complete, scientifically balanced maintenance system for all neoprene and water sports gear. Ideal for wetsuits, drysuits, boots and gloves, fishing waders, Continued…

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