Average Customer Review: based on 1 reviews.Rating: ScubaPro KnightHawk Scuba BC
i am stuck between this bc and the Aqua Lung SeaQuest Black Diamond BC which is better
Both are top of the line BCDs. Take a look at the Scubapro SeaHawk. Same great features as the KnightHawk with some very nice updates. More style, comfort and easy to use pockets. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-3/006720/ScubaPro-Seahawk-Scuba-BC.html
I am interested in the Scubapro Knighthawk BC w/BPI, Would I be able to use this BCD with doubles, or will I run into trouble with the back flotation? Thanks
This BC is designed to be used with a single tank. A Tech style BC would be a better choice for doubles. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-100/006784/ScubaPro-Pure-Tek-Scuba-BC-Harness-System.html
What are the differences between the glide pro & knighthawk. I only dive recreationally in the carribbean.
I am interested in this BC. I have seen some reviews about having to lean back and struggling on the surface. Is this the difference between jacket and back inflation BCs?
Are there any other companies that sell second stage alternate regulators that are in combination with the LPI other than ScubaPro? I am a new diver and my course instructor Only sells ScubaPro.
Hello Kyle, yes Atomic SS1: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-33/035069/Atomic-SS1-Octo.html, Sherwood: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-33/035038/Sherwood-Gemini-Breathable-Inflator.html, Zeagle: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-33/035047/Zeagle-Octo-Z-Breathable-Inflator.html. There are a few manufactures that do make Octo''s like the ScubaPro
Ive only used jacket-style BCDs. Anything harder or easier with back flotation? IS it critical that I try back flotation before buying?
It is not critical to do so. The choice between a back inflated and a wrap-around style bcd is truly simple personal preference. A back inflation bcd offers a more natural neutral buoyancy underwater as you are suspended from the air cell rather than wrapped in it. The back inflation bcd also feels much more comfortable and unencumbering as there is no air cell squeezing the diver during use. It can take a dive or two to get accustomed to the buoyancy as the diver will no longer "feel" the air being put into or dumped from the bcd, but once that is mastered, they allow for extremely comfortable dives.
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.
The Knighthawk, Ladyhawk and Litehawk back-floatation BCs incorporate an array of features which make them a truly complete package for divers who prefer a more streamlined profile.
One of our most popular BCs, Knighthawk is a robust and comfortable back flotation jacket that integrates numerous performance features to deliver outstanding comfort and easy handling.
Back flotation technology positions air bladder in the back, providing exceptional freedom of movement around chest and shoulders
3-dump deflation system enables divers to dump air from a variety of underwater positions
Streamlined air cell technology and automatic volume control of air cell through compression straps
Rotating Quick Release shoulder buckles and adjustable shoulder straps improve fit
Dual zippered pockets with rollout pocket- easily accessible with an expandable compartment
Soft neoprene neck roll and padded back pad provide skin-friendly padding
Firmly padded, flexible cummerbund compensates for changes in the suit resulting from varying depths
Ergonomic harness incorporates anatomically-shaped components to allow for even load distribution
Quick-release integrated weight system offers more comfort and convenience. Pouches accommodate from 10lb to 12lb each (depending on size) and are secured in specially-designed pockets with oversized buckles.
Two rear trim pockets counterbalance front weights and provide a well-balanced swimming position
1000 denier nylon outer bladder and 420 denier nylon inner, for maximum resistance to punctures and abrasion
Pre-bent stainless steel D-rings
Available with Balanced Power Inflator or AIR2