Hi, I am looking to but a travel BCD. Someone recommended the Oceanic Biolite. Would this be your call? Also do you have a package for a travel BCD + regulator + octopus? Many thanks Felix
Hello Felix, if you go to this link: http://www.scuba.com/shop/DiveSystems.asp?Category=125 the third package on that list will have this BCD in it. Also yes this would be the travel BCD I would pick if I needed a travel BCD.
Hi, Back to Darrick. I see that the package includes a dive computer, which I already have. If we limit the package to the BCD, the regulator, the octopus and manometer, where do we get to? Thanks Felix
If I ordered this BCD and it was the wrong size or I didnt like it, can I return it? Buying over the internet vs seeing it and trying it on troubles me!
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I want to buy my husband a new bc, he has a dive rite bc which he has had for over 12 years. We now travel more to dive but he likes to spear fish while diving, do some wreck dives, deep dives with nitrox etc would this biolite be suitable or do I need opt for something more heavy duty? I want to keep it a surprise so cant ask him without giving it away!! Money isnt an issue, i want to buy him a great present, he is an engineer who likes gadgets, if that helps!!
Hello Val, yes that would be a very good travel BCD. The BC I would suggest for you is the same one I use: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-3/105069/TUSA-X-Wing-BCJ-8000-Diving-BC.html. This will have a few more places to clip items off to you for the different type of diving your husband does. Plus it will still be a great travel BC 9.5lbs.
The Biolite is the newest lightweight BCD by Oceanic weighing only 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)! This is the ultimate travel BC with a perfect balance of features and benefits that makes Scuba Diving a pure joy. The Biolite keeps things simple with clean, straightforward design that focuses on comfort and convenience. If your travel plans call for lightweight luggage, then the Biolite is definitely for you.
Now with pink accent color for a more feminine look the Biolite Ladies BCD comes in 4 sizes from X-Small to Large. BCD includes a right shoulder carabineer adjustable positioning system. BCD has a low profile back pack that makes it easy to fold in half for traveling purposes. Low profile bladder design and made with Patented Bioflex material- a living fabric' that stretches, flexes and conforms to your body. With a material that can stretch while remaining airtight, Oceanic is able to make a smaller air cell, creating less bulk and drag underwater while achieving high volume of lift when required.
The Biolite comes with torso adjustable shoulder straps and a self-adjusting sternum strap that is equipped with a safety whistle. The streamline, Integrated Weight System accommodates up to 14 lbs (6.4 kg) in dual 7 lbs (3.2 kg) front weight pockets. The Quick Drop' weight release system is easy to load and use. In addition, there are dual 5 lbs (2.3 kg) tank band Non Drop Weight Pockets' which also add stability when used in the water. BCD uses Oceanic's Power Inflator equipped with a cable activated Pull Dump and has an additional lower rear Pull Dump/Overpressure Relief Valve mechanism. The BC provides 32 lbs to 38 lbs (14.5 to 17.24 kg) of lift from the X-Small to the Large Sizes. BC comes with an Owner's Manual.
Total BC weight is only 2.5 kg
Includes right shoulder carabiner adjustable positioning system
Streamlined, Integrated Weight System accommodates up to 6.3 kg
Includes dual 3 kg front weight pocket 'Quick Drop' weight release system
Low profile back pack, makes it easy to fold in half for traveling purposes
Low profile bladder design and made with Patented Bioflex material
Self Adjusting sternum strap
Generous soft pad
Dual 2.25 kg tank band 'Non Drop Weight Pocket'