A storm approaches across mangroves in Belize ... the sun peeks through clouds over the warm Indian Ocean off the Maldives ... a mother and son suit up for a shore dive on Curaçao's Porto Marie Beach ... a new diver basks in the glow of her first dive and a golden Florida Keys sunset.
Cressi's new Air Travel BC is lightweight and packs easily making it a great option for jet setting divers. It features the same convenient carry bag as the Travelight BC, folding up effortlessly into a compact package. It's is a rear inflation BC that features Cressi's new Commando inflator, which has a durable new design with sealed components, making it more reliable and easier to service.
Scuba BCs are generally divided into three categories based on how they're used: General Purpose, True Travel and Dual Purpose. This article offers extensive descriptions of each BC categories, so you can choose the one that's right for you — and your diving style.
Our crew loved the Seahawk for its functionality and comfort. Extra touches like swiveling shoulder buckles, a soft neoprene neck roll and Scubapro's Super Cinch tank-strap buckle made it just plain fun to dive. A great choice for divers who like the mobility of back-inflation BCs, the feature-rich Seahawk also has noteworthy cargo capacity. MSRP $604 ($725 w/ Air2) CONTACT scubapro.com
By trimming a few creature comforts, Aqua Lung has lightened the Pro LT by a full pound and slashed $100 off its price tag, compared with the Pro QD model. Most important, it left all the basic performance in place. Divers get the upgraded SureLock II integrated-weight system, lots of cargo capacity, a stable backpack and excellent ergonomics. MSRP $450 CONTACT aqualung.com