Halcyon offers the Explorer wing for double tank diving . The Explorer wings are available in three lift capacities to satisfy various buoyancy requirements, and are able to accommodate a wide range of tank sizes, exposure protection, and equipment requirements. Halcyon explorer wings are available in 40 lbs., 55 lbs., and 70 lbs. lift capacities.
Explorer wings have been slightly modified for even greater streamlining and efficiency. The new Explorer wing is slightly narrower and longer, with a reduced buoyancy tube behind the neck to minimize heads-up trim. In addition, the inflator elbow is now located in the back center of the wing to eliminate hitting the tank neck during full inflation.
Halcyon's Explorer wing is still made from the most rugged materials available for a buoyancy compensator. The 400 denier nylon bladder has a tighter weave and is therefore more puncture resistant than a broad weave. The Explorer's 1680 ballistic nylon outer shell is designed for maximum abrasion resistance. The two materials used together offer the best protection from damage in any wing design.
Heavy-duty zipper has a three-inch wide strip of Cordura to prevent zipper chaff on the inner bladder
Two-inch webbing-reinforced backbone construction
"Trap-door" drainage system allows water to drain rapidly from the outer cover to minimize excess weight and diver effort reboarding the dive boat
Inflator elbow strain relief constructed from two-inch nylon webbing minimizes wear on this connection
Narrower, elongated construction improves streamlining and trim
Relocated corrugated hose eliminates stress from impact with tanks
All Explorer wings are CE-certified for sale in the European Community
The Explorer wings can be mated with either the Halcyon hard-coated aluminum or six pound stainless steel backplate, providing divers with a variety of weighting solutions. The 40 lbs. Explorer wings provide a minimalist approach to buoyancy where double aluminum 80s and a wetsuit are the rig of choice. The widely popular 55 lbs. Explorer wings are ideally suited for use with situations requiring additional lift such as with heavy double steel tanks.
The 70 lbs. Explorer wing is designed specifically for heavier steel tanks and multiple stages where divers are unable to attain proper lift from the Explorer 55 lbs. wing.
All Halcyon wings now come with our newly designed precision-flow inflator. The internal components and buttons are 316 stainless steel. Halcyon's inflator provides a controlled low-volume air flow to allow the diver to fine tune their buoyancy and resist freezing in extremely cold conditions. The Halcyon inflator is another Halcyon innovation that will only be found on Eclipse, Pioneer, and Explorer wings