For the i3 controller, can we manually blow air into to inflate just incase somthing goes wrong with the inflater like regular controller?
what is the weight of this BCD. My student travels a lot. She is a newer diver but is going into marine biology. Is this too much of a BCD at this point and perhaps she should start with something simplier?
Hello Susan, if you are looking for a BCD that will hold up over time and be a travel friendly BCD. I would take a look at the http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-4/006822/Oceanic-Womens-Biolite-Bioflex-Travel-BCD.html#tabdesc.
The Soul i3 is a luxury BC added to the women’s line of quality dive products. It incorporates Aqua Lung’s most comfortable harness system to date, the Wrapture™ harness. The BC is powered by the intuitive i3 control system. It utilizes the GripLock tank band system to keep cylinders secure.
The advanced air cell design has sleeker, lower profile lobes and a shorter torso length. This hybrid design gives the best of both worlds, ADV jacket style combined with a back inflation unit
The Wrapture Harness System, utilizing a specialized backplate, valve retention strap and swivel shoulder buckles provides unsurpassed comfort.
The i3 control system is intuitive – lift up to inflate, push down to deflate
A multiple dump feature opens upper and lower dump valves simultaneously by depressing the i3 handle
Flat e-valves can be opened by the i3 control handle or opened manually
The pull-down oral inflator is easy to deploy and easy to stow. Just push against your lips to open the valve.
The GripLock tank band is easy to use and provides peace of mind that your cylinder is secure,
The SureLock II weight system is the easiest to use in the industry. Just insert the weight pocket until it clicks and pull to release.
Additional standard features:
Large utility pocket on the right, zippered security pocket on the left.
Knife attachment grommets
7 utility D-rings
Padded rolled neck collar for comfort
Dual bladder retraction system
Adjustable chest strap
Right shoulder pull dump
Available for shipment to U.S. zip codes only