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Aqualung pro hd

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) & Weight Systems' started by gaudencio, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. gaudencio

    gaudencio Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: manila
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    2
    Hi. Has anyone of you felt any chest squeezing when using this bcd on d the surface during swimming or boat pickup. Bec. I have tried d wave brand n felt some squeezing n can cause dificulfy in breathing when on the surface. But i am considering of buying it bcoz of the cheap price. Unlike d back plate.
     
  2. gaudencio

    gaudencio Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: manila
    295
    2
    I have used a scubapro classic before n its fine.
     
  3. arcticat99

    arcticat99 Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Saskatoon Sask canada
    329
    166
    im thinking of switching over from my pro hd just because i dive drysuit up here and a wing with a steel backplate i wouldnt need to add all the extra lead weight to it
     
  4. Sean Walberg

    Sean Walberg Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Northern Virginia
    149
    117
    I have the Wave and haven't noticed anything like that. I also think I could have gone a size down so maybe it being big helps with that.

    Wave and Pro HD are almost identical - I learned to dive in a Pro HD and then bought a used Wave right after. So I wouldn't expect any problems to go away between models.
     
  5. gaudencio

    gaudencio Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: manila
    295
    2
    yes maybe the wave that I used ( bec. it's a rental is a little bit tight for me) I told that to my DM who gave me the bcd that maybe I should get a little bigger size.
     
  6. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Highland Park, IL
    2,514
    1,515
    You may have the sternum strap over tightened.
     
  7. gaudencio

    gaudencio Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: manila
    295
    2
    where is that located? Belt or waistline strap.?
     
  8. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Highland Park, IL
    2,514
    1,515
    That is the chest strap between the shoulder straps.
    Also, snug that one last. New divers often tighten that first and then the shoulder straps, distorting the fit.
     
  9. Sean Walberg

    Sean Walberg Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Northern Virginia
    149
    117
    Reading your original comment again, are you inflating the BC fully at the surface? The air bladder also goes along the sides so if you inflate the jacket until it's full, it'll feel a lot smaller and push in on your sides. Mine's got 38 pounds of lift which is much more than necessary in most situations, so I don't inflate it all the way.
     
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  10. gaudencio

    gaudencio Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: manila
    295
    2
    Thanks for d advice.
     

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