ScubaPro LiteHawk Travel BC 22.220.151 006748

Mfg Part #: 22.220.151

ScubaPro LiteHawk Travel BC

  • Super lightweight, perfect for travel just 5.2 lbs
  • Optional Trim Weight Tank Pouch available - see below to order
  • Streamlined, low-drag profile
  • 29.2 lbs Lift capacity
  • Retractable aircell technology
  • Swivel adjustable buckles on shoulder straps
  • 2 moveable accessory pockets
  • Webbing waist belt for wide range of adjustability
  • Ultra-light backplate and backpack
  • 1000 denier nylon exterior
  • Standard with Balanced Power Inflator (BPI)
  • SIZES: XSmall/Small, Medium/Large, XLarge/2XLarge

Customer Reviews for ScubaPro LiteHawk Travel BC:

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Average Customer Review: based on 6 reviews.

Rating: ScubaPro LiteHawk Travel BC Review - Scuba Gear Reviews
Reviewer: David B.  -  View all my reviews
This is the 2013 design for the LIghtHawk BC. I bought it last minute for a sport diving trip to the Sea of Cortez based on other reviews and its high customer rating. I didnt want to spend the money on a new tech rig since I just sport dive now. I was very impressed. It packed up well and was easy to travel with. I added a couple of accessory weight pockets to the upper tank strap to add a little trim weight. I like the LiteHawk for several reasons. I like a back inflate wing and not a wrap around bladder. I want a minimum of "stuff" on my BC. I dont like things cluttering my chest and waist. This is about as minimalist as it gets without going with just a backplate and wing, and is significantly less expensive than a similar quality tech setup (this years model is almost twice as expensive though). The LiteHawk BC was easy to trim and control buoyancy. It stayed in place and did not shift on my body when i was positioned at odd angles relative to the surface. I dont like the plastic buckle and cam on the waist and tank straps, but I understand the reason for using it on a travel BC, and they held well. Stainless buckles, however, only add a few ounces. Overall, I would recommend this BC to anyone looking for a minimalist, back inflate sport diving BC. I would buy it again.

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Rating: ScubaPro LiteHawk Travel BC Review - Scuba Gear Reviews
Reviewer: Jan C Michael Baart  -  View all my reviews
This has been a wonderful buy, jacket is very lightweight but also very resilient and sturdy. Have enjoyed the first few dives in Cozumel and especially happy with the ability to remain comfortable and well balanced. Highly recc for traveling dive trips and another great product from Scuba Pro.

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Rating: ScubaPro LiteHawk Travel BC Review - Scuba Gear Reviews
Reviewer: frank gray
I have searched the internet looking for something streamline. This Scubapro travel should be called a spirit fishermans dream. Holds just enough air to get me safely to the surface but yet folds into a streamlined position one on the bottom. Other features such as just pulling on your inflator hose will release air make it more than easy to use. I have several other PCs but now this is all I use.

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Rating: LiteHawk BC
Reviewer: David B.
Great BC, used with 100 cf tank and drysuit and worked great. Need to swap out a pocket for one large enough to hold a lifeline. New model, comes with two small back weight pouches, unlike the description at

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Reviewer: Harvey M.  -  View all my reviews
This BC fits what I wanted, its very light and I love how I can maneuver with it.

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Rating: good choice
Reviewer: Robert Heyman
needed a lite BC for travel , Litehawk proved to be an excellent pick at a super price ck it out

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Questions and Answers for ScubaPro LiteHawk Travel BC:

  • ken:

    are there two different models of the litehawk???I see what looks like a stripped down version of this bcd that is sold by some deep discount houses...what up??

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    There is only one Lighthawk. You may be thinking of the heavier version called the Nighthawk as well.

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Good morning, it's possible that the "deep discounted" store is selling an older/discontinued model which is why it looks different.

  • Jeff:

    Hello, I am interested in purchasing the scubapro litehawk bc. I looked at the sizing chart but would appreciate a second opinion. I am 62" 180 lbs. With a 34 inch waist. Should I get the med/large or large/x-large Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Jeff Zagers

    Greg  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    You would be a Medium/Large. For BCD measurements, the height is the least useful measurement.

  • Holly:

    i want to buy a bc for my son to travel with, i am considering the Zeagle Stilleto and the ScubaPro LiteHawk - he is 510" but only 150lbs, 16 yrs old. thoughts?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Holly, when you are sizing a BCD the two most important measurements are your waist and height. Weight has nothing to do with sizing. going by your two picks for BCD's I would go with ScubaPro. I think it is a better well made BCD.

  • chris:

    im looking at the litehawk on here and its looks like an air2 is it?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    These are sold with a standard inflator.

  • Philip:

    What are the disadvantages of using a travel BC all of the time when diving in warm waters. I would have thought smaller and lighter would be better all of the time

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Lift on a travel BC would be the only thing keeping you from using it in colder water. This one has 56lbs which should be enough for most recreational diving.

  • Kyle:

    How durable is the plastic harness for the waist strap on this bc? Is there a better buckle you can replace this with?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Kyle, yes there are other buckles that you can switch out if you choose too, but that is the buckle that the manufacture puts on it so if you are looking to replace it you would find those buckles in this section:

  • Kyle:

    Does the lighthawk priced at $239 come with the corregated hose for the BPI? When you click on the BPI in the product summary it says id does not include the hose but it looks like that would we the case if you were buying it separately

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Kyle, yes this does come with the power inflator hose.

  • Antonio:

    Hi, I’m 261Lbs, 6ft. My waist is about 40-42 and my chest is roughly 52-54 inch. What size would you recommend for me?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Antonio, going by your measurements I would suggest a size XLarge/2XLarge.

  • Roger:

    I am a warm water diver mainly. I travel a lot and have a old BC that heavy, so want to get a travel (Light) BC. I ware 2X shirts. Im 6 and 250#. Yes, cost will determine if I can afford to up grade. Which on would you recommend? Would this LiteHawk 2X be the answer? What about the up grade? I now have integrated weight system and like it. Thanks

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    This will be a good choice for a travel BC. Waist and weight are the most important measurements. You want the BC to fit snug rather than loose. The upgrade the octo will be more streamline and eliminate an extra hose.

  • Roger:

    You mention the up grade. I have a nice Octo now with a hoseless air and computer. Would that just go away. Not sure how that up grade would work. Sorry, for some reason the picture doesnt tell me enough.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    The XS Scuba Airwave Plus will plug into the inflator on the BC. Then your octo and inflator are in the same place. You would remove your current octo and plug the port on the 1st stage.

  • Ralph:

    This is confusing: So what is the real lift capacity in pounds of the BCD - and is that enough for a XL to 2XL guy to (ocassionally, mostly warm water) cold water dive in 7mm wetsuit, hood & gloves... ? I read 56 lbs in the replies to Q&A here (and elsewhere), but in the description of the item it states 31 lbs and on the scubapro web site in their BC master sizing chart it states 29.2 lbs. The latter two are close enough, but where from does 56 lbs keep popping up?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Ralph, the life on this BC is 29.23 pounds. So if you are wearing more than 29lbs this would not lift you.

  • JEFF:

    The description says it comes in black. Does it actually have the grey like in the picture?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Jeff, yes this BCD will have the gray accents. The black states the color for the bladder which only comes in black

  • Jim:

    I am 510" and my waist is 36-48 inches..What size LiteHawk should I buy?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Jim, the size I would suggest for you is the size Medium/Large going by the sizes you stated here.

  • ken:

    According to the questions I read, this unit comes with quick release weight pockets. However, according to the product description, they are extra. Am I missing something?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Ken, no this comes with 2 weight pockets.

  • Bonnie:

    How much do the optional accessory quick-release weight pockets cost and how do they attach to the LiteHawk?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Bonnie, they are easy to install and they go on the tank strap. So they would sit on either side of the tank. Each pocket will hold up to 5 lbs of weight.

  • Tannaz:

    What is the essential difference between the LiteHawk, KnightHawk, and LadyHawk?? Also - is it impossible to dive in colder waters with this BCD??? (i.e. California). 8mm wetsuit, 165 pound? Thanks!

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Tannaz, the LadyHawk is designed for women. The LiteHawk is designed for travel. Lightweight easy to pack. Where as the KnightHawk has a hard back plate so it will take up more space in luggage if you take your get on travel location. Also yes you can use the LiteHawk for both local and travel diving.

  • Stephen:

    Im really looking hard at this Litehawk. On sizing, I am 6 at 240lbs. Thinking of the M/L since I think the XL/2XL would be too large. So, Im asking the pros.

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    I''d lean towards the XL size. I am slightly smaller than you, and own the M/L. I''m at it''s upper reaches of fit.

  • Isaac:

    what is the difference between the 2014 Litehawk and its predecessor? Thanks.

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello, the main difference is cosmetic.

  • Gareth:

    Hi - what are the pockets on the litehawk intended for - they look pretty small, but I assume that they are not quick release weight pockets - can they be removed?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Those are the weight pockets.

  • Jon:

    Is this the 2014 version with 31# of lift?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    It is the current model, featuring 56lbs of lift.

  • marcia:

    i just bought the litehawk. i wrongly assumed that the pockets for the weights were quick release. how do you safely dump your weights with this bc in an emergency? i thought about turning the pockets upside down so id just have to open the buckle and the weights could out. would that work or is there a better option?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello, I wouldn''t turn the pockets around because they might accidently fall out.

  • don:

    Im 510" and weigh around 235. What size should I get?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Don, going by those two measurements I would suggest the size XL/XXL but if your waist size is under 52" I would go down to the size Medium/Large.

  • Kathryn:

    How do the weights remove from the side pockets? I like to pass my weights up to the boat crew before climbing the ladder. Would that work with this BC?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Kathryn, you would have to open up the weight pockets and hand up the weight to the boat crew. This BC does not have pockets that you can pull out and up to the boat crew.

  • John:

    I use a full face mask so need to carry a spare regular mask for emergency use. Are the pockets in this large enough to hold a regular dive mask?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello John, the pockets on this BC are for your weights. There would be no pockets to hold a mask. Now if you wear a weight belt you could use the weight pockets as gear pockets and yes it would hold a back-up mask.

  • Tom:

    I am looking for a new BC for my wife. She is 117lbs with 24 inch waist. Is there a small size that would work or is there another line we should consider. Thanks

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    the xsmall/small would work. these BC''s are very adjustable.

Lightweight, low-profile design is built with dive-trekkers in mind.

In the world of scuba diving, nothing exemplifies freedom of movement better than the feeling you get wearing a bulk-free, back-flotation BC. Especially a back-flotation BC built specifically for dive travel. Like the LITEHAWK.

Featuring an ultra-slimmed-down design and a soft, flexible backpack, the LITEHAWK's lightweight, low-profile shape lays flat for packing, making it ideal for travel. The adjustable belt-style waist strap with nylon buckle can be cinched up snug. Add the quick-release rotating shoulder buckles that let you route the straps under your arms, plus the two-position sternum strap, and you end up with a BC that hugs your body like it was custom-made for you.

But you can't fully appreciate the LITEHAWK until you get it in the water. With the tank secured by a lower primary tank band, an upper support strap and an adjustable yoke strap, the entire system locks in, ensuring a controlled, stable ride at depth. The BC carries no inherent buoyancy so only minimal ballast weight is required. Consequently, the two non-ditching pockets can be used either to carry ballast weight or accessories. Optional quick-release pockets are also available, and four aluminum D-rings provide convenient clip-on points for additional gear.

The LITEHAWK provides a streamlined package that travels easy and delivers a comfortable, stable ride at depth, making it well-suited for both tropical and temperate water travel diving.


Technical Information

  • Compact, lightweight design with soft backpack makes it perfect for dive travel.
  • A combination of 1000 denier and 420 denier nylon provides maximum abrasion resistance for long life.
  • Low-profile, progressively-shaped rear air cell increases range of motion while decreasing drag.
  • Elastic cords rein in the air cell when partially inflated and help control deflation.
  • Clutter-free ergonomic harness eliminates bulk and enhances freedom of movement.
  • Multiple band and strap system keeps tank secure and increases stability at depth.
  • Three-dump deflation system lets you to dump air from a variety of underwater positions.
  • Adjustable belt-style waist strap with nylon buckle offers a snug fit for any body shape.
  • Rotating quick-release shoulder buckles allow you to optimize the routing of your shoulder straps to maximize fit.
  • Two basic accessory pockets are included. Optional quick-release pockets are also available.
  • Two rear trim pouches allow you to achieve a well-balanced swimming position.
  • Four aluminum D-rings provide convenient clip-on points for additional gear.
  • BC comes equipped with a Balanced Power Inflator or an AIR2.
  • Available in three sizes


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