XS Scuba Companion BC BC503C 006071

Mfg Part #: BC503C
  • Great for the traveling diver
  • 10 lb Integrated Weight System - all diver releasable
  • Extremely comfortable and compact
  • Adjustable Sternum Strap
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Twin tank bands for single tanks included
  • Adjustable Cummerbund
  • Dual shoulder releases
  • Heavy-Duty 1000 Denier
  • LIFT: 30 lbs
  • COLOR: Black
  • SIZES: Small (waist 25" to 35"), Regular (waist 35" to 45"), XLarge (waist 45" to 55")

Customer Reviews for XS Scuba Companion BC:

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Average Customer Review: based on 3 reviews.

Rating: Good value and performance
Reviewer: Doug W.
BC looks well made, nothing fancy but it fits the bill for medium use. I use it with a 63 cu ft tank to do bottom scrubbing on my boat. Fit well and I like the 2 weight pockets no need for a weight belt. Priced right.

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Rating: XS Companion BC
Reviewer: Linda M.
This bc is working in a pinch as I am getting my other BC fixed. It is light, easy to use, but still getting used to it. The biggest problem is that there are no pockets to store reef hook, flashlight, etc. Otherwise, a good traveling BC. Linda

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Rating: IMHO
Reviewer: ALEKSANDR Z.
Very good buy for small money!

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Questions and Answers for XS Scuba Companion BC:


    What is the final price $299 or $192 usd?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello, I'm seeing the final price of $299

  • Mariusz:

    do i need to get a back plate for that or it comes with one?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    This is a small, light weight travel style bcd. It doesn't require a back plate.

  • Mike:

    I found following picture in Internet - http://www.leisurepro.com/Image/Product/Large/XSSCTB.jpg its the same product, but with the weight pockets ... do you have the same version, or pockets must be purchased additionally ?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    We offer the same version. XS Scuba only offers it in the one version now, we simply have not updated our artwork on the web site at this time.

  • Bansi:

    What is the size H x W of this BCD? For a very nice bcd on specifications & price that this looks, I wonder why it is not so popular v/smother brands (Diverite travel pac, Hollis travel bc, Zeagle express tech, etc) ..... Hardly any reviews or talk on forums?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Bansi, the sizing you see on the web site is directly from them. If you need other information you can contact them directly at 866.977.2822.

  • bansi:

    How wide are the shoulder & waist straps? can I add D rings, crotch strap & a couple of 2" harness mountable accessories to this bcd?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Bansi, your looking at 2" in the shoulder and 1.5" for the waist strap.

  • Lou:

    Reference my previous question. My wife is 5 feet 6 inches tall, 130 lbs. Thought I should clarify for a proper answer and before she saw that I cut a foot off of her height with the slip of a finger!

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello, yes you would want to go with a small for your wife. This bc would be a tight fit for you though especially with a wetsuit on.

  • Lou:

    I was looking at this for my wife who is 56", 130lbs. Her waist size is a small but her height is a regular. Which would be the proper size to purchase? I am assuming a small. Also, after doing some research, I thought Id like to try this BC out. Is the waist strap interchangeable with a longer strap for me? If so, is the rest of the BC adjustable to fit someone 59", 175 lbs.

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello, yes you would want to go with a small for your wife. This bc would be a tight fit for you though especially with a wetsuit on.

The Ultra Compact Travel BC
'Now with two releasable 5 pound weight pockets'

40% lighter than traditional BC’s at only 5 pounds
Back inflation design with 30 pounds of lift
Two trim weight pockets with Velcro release carry
up to five pounds each
Exclusive MicroPac backpack gives the stability
of a “hard pack” and the comfort of a “soft pack”
Includes two standard length cam bands p/n BP500
Fits cylinder diameters of 6.9” to 8.0”
Versatile adjustment allowing a wide range of fit
Time proven, reliable Alliance inflator
Two-way adjustable sternum strap
Comfortable neoprene neck collar
Rear pull dump on right side
P/N BC500

Buoyancy Compensators

With proper care, your XS Scuba BC will provide many years of reliable service. The following preventative maintenance must be performed to extend the life of your BC:
• Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight and extreme heat. Nylon fabric can quickly fade when exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, and extreme heat may damage the welded seams of the BC’s air cell.
• Avoid repeated or prolonged use in heavily chlorinated water, which can cause the BC fabric to discolor and decay prematurely.
• Do not allow the BC to chafe against any sharp objects or rough surfaces that could abrade or puncture the air cell. Do not set or drop heavy objects such as block weights on the BC.
• Avoid any contact with oil, gasoline, aerosols, or chemical solvents.
• To preserve the life of the air cell, thoroughly rinse it inside and out with fresh water after every day of use, following these steps:
1. Pressurize the power inflator with low pressure air via the LP hose.
2. Using a garden hose, direct water through the oral inflator to flush the interior of the air cell, and then thoroughly rinse the exterior of the BC. Before rinsing, ensure that the power inflator is pressurized with air. This will prevent debris and contaminants from entering the inflator valve if the inflator button is accidentally depressed.
3. Completely drain the air cell of water through the lower OPV/dump valve by pulling the ball/cord assembly.
4. Fully inflate the BC, and allow it to dry inside and out. Then store it partially inflated, away from direct sunlight, and in a clean, dry area. Do not store the BC in an enclosed space, such as a car trunk, where it may be exposed to temperatures below 0º F (-18º C) or above 120º F (49º C).
5. To avoid stress on the air cell or harness assembly, remove all weight from the trim weight and X-Lock™ releasable compartments before storing the BC. Soft weights especially, can discolor the BC over time.
CAUTION: DO NOT attempt to perform any disassembly or service of your XS Scuba BC. Service requiring disassembly must only be performed by a factory trained XS Scuba technician. To obtain any service or repair, it is important to bring your BC to an Authorized XS Scuba Dealer.



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