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Recommend me a travel BC for advanced diver

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by Bigeclipse, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Barracuda

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    In warm water diving with a 3mm I need 18lbs for shark tooth diving to keep me down in shallower water. If not wearing a 3mm then I need about 14lbs negative. Typically I wear a 5lb steal plate and a 6lb weighted sta with 6lbs lead on a belt.
     
  2. ReadyDiverOne

    ReadyDiverOne ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Absolutely love my Zeagle Covert. Light as you can get but tough and durable mine now has 150+ dives on it and no issues. New version is a little heavier but also looks good. One change I made to my original was to add an extra tank band. Highly highly recommend the Covert.
     
  3. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving

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  4. skyperbon

    skyperbon Angel Fish

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    You can always give the Aqualung Outlaw a try. Light as a feather and packs down to nothing. Have the optional weight pockets to carry the soft weights.
     
  5. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I've taken my Halcyon Eclipse with SS plate all over the world without issue. I"m traveling to dive, so I take the gear I want to dive with.
     
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  6. AdivingBel

    AdivingBel Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I dive an ET with zip touch pockets (I picked up the pockets on ebay). Several of the group I sometimes travel with (very experienced warm water, rec divers) dive Scubapro Litehawks. They are nice rigs.
     
  7. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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  8. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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    There's Zeagle's Express Tech Deluxe which is more modular than the Covert. Also costs about $200 mire and is over 1lb. heavier b/c it has their Ziptouch system for mounting accessories. I believe it also has steel d-rings and is 1000denier fabric,

    It's a soft back plale design. Don't buy their pockets though, they're pricey. Get them from Dive Gear Express.

    I don't own one but have looked at one since it will easily fit in a carry-on with room left over.
     
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  9. delacrue96

    delacrue96 Scuba Chixs Member

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    What about the Aqualung Rogue with integrated weights in the waist band assembly? I bought two of them for my boys. The whole thing can be configured, shoulder, back and waist.
     
  10. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    Why not add dive-rite quick ditchable weight pockets to the waistbelt of a BP/W harness? That covers you for hard or soft weights: Dive Rite Quick Buckle Weight System | Dive Gear Express®

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    -Z
     
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