i want a new bc for my husband. he has an old scubapro equator (i think thats the name). he is a certified rescue diver standing 63" and 220lbs. would this be a good choice for him? someone had recommended the knighthawk, however, after some review reading i thought this may be a better ion.
thanks for any help.
Bob (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
This would be a very good choice for any diver in colder water climates.
The world the diver moves in is constantly changing. It is quite literally a fluid environment that calls for constant adaptation. The buoyancy compensator (BC) is the platform of the SCUBA diving system that provides flexibility and stability. It facilitates precise changes in underwater body position, allowing you to effortlessly see the world around you. SCUBAPRO offers three different categories of BCs offering different buoyancy behavior and trim under the water, as well as stability on the surface. All conform securely to the diver’s body to minimize drag and provide a comfortable, non-restrictive fit around shoulders and waist.
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