Sherwood Axis BC AXS-403BK 005561

Mfg Part #: AXS403
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Customer Reviews for Sherwood Axis BC:

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Average Customer Review: based on 5 reviews.

Rating: Axis BC
Reviewer: Jamie G.
I have used this BC on 4 dives so far and it has performed great. It works great above & below the surface, the integrated weight pockets & trim pockets work well. Basically this BC is very comfortable & performs as advertised.

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8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Sherwood Axis BC
Reviewer: Christopher S.
Great BC but not a big fan of the weight system and the waist and shoulder straps are ridiculously long. The weight pockets do not stay in place and tend to shift drastically forward or back depending on your position in the water.

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6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great BC!!!!
Reviewer: Jacob Jordan
I purchased this BC as an open box/demo. When it came in I opened the box and looked the BC over-it looks brand new. It is a very nice BC. I love sherwood products and!

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123 out of 215 people found this review helpful.

Rating: divervlk
Reviewer: vernon k.  -  View all my reviews
I have not used the Axis or the Oasis yet since ordering it but the local dive shop uses the same equipment for students and both owners use it for their personal equipment. Both have had number years of experience.

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Rating: Nice back inflation BC
Reviewer: Jim K.  -  View all my reviews
I like the back inflate style. Feels very non-restrictive and very lightweight. Almost has the feel of a travel BC! I would recommend this BC.

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338 out of 693 people found this review helpful.

Questions and Answers for Sherwood Axis BC:

  • Jonathan:

    Is this ok to use with nitrox?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at


  • Jonathan:

    Looking to use this in CA coastal waters 45-52 F average temp. Is this BCD/inflator recommended for this temp? I understand there is a risk of some BCD inflators "freezing open" from the cold.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    This BC will work fine for CA waters.


Comfort. That is what everyone wants in a Buoyancy Compensator. Being comfortable is one of the most essential elements that determines whether or not you have a pleasant diving experience. Achieving and maintaining neutral buoyancy is a necessary skill to be comfortable in the water.

Nothing makes your command of this skill easier than the new AXIS BC. Whether the sewn-in back pack that provides unprecedented stability with the tank, the convenience of the back-mounted flotation cell, or the time-proven, reliable, easy-to-operate CQR3 integrated weight system that secures the placement of your weights, you can expect comfort with the new AXIS.

Finishing details such as the plush interior with a comfort neckline, convenient pockets with zipper closures, the high-grade materials, and rear-mounted trim weight pockets all lead to a buoyancy compensator that will maximize your diving convenience and comfort.

The design of the AXIS and simplified harness system allows you to get into the gear with minimum of adjustments. These features make this BC a favorite of novice as well as advanced divers.

CQR3 Weight system – even easier to operate.

Plush interior lining.

Shaped -shoulders.

Neoprene comfort neckline.

Convenient pockets with secure zippers.

Full length sewn-in back pack with single tank band.

Front closure with depth-compensating feature for a secure fit.

WARNING! Safe use of BC's with integrated weights requires a complete understanding of their operation and limitations. Consult the BC operating manual and your diving instructor to be certain you understand how to weight yourself properly and what to do in an emergency. Failure to understand and act appropriately could result in serious injury or death.

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