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What the Heck do I buy?

Discussion in 'Diving Into New Gear' started by The Aquamaniac, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. athigunk

    athigunk BKK Divers

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    You are right that it is not difficult to maintain the trim on jacket BC, but it is generally significantly easier to do so in BP/W.
     
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  2. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    I respect your opinion but have to disagree.
    It is all down to the experience of the diver. An inexperienced diver would NOT know how to put on a BP/W properly, let alone maintaining horizontal trim.
     
  3. MrBlenny

    MrBlenny Angel Fish

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    Location: Washington State, USA
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    Sorry, honest question, but apart from remembering to thread the crotch strap (yes, I looked silly on that first dive), what is difficult about a PB/W? I found my Apeks WTX to be an immediate improvement over the jacket BCD I certified on.
     
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  4. MrBlenny

    MrBlenny Angel Fish

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    To the OP: I can vouch for the build quality of the Apeks WTX and do travel with it, but it's admittedly heavy and if I were to buy again I would look into xDeep's line of BP/W's, probably the Ghost.
     
  5. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    Setting the should strap too tight is very common among new user.
    I can only speak with my personal experience, diving jacket bc or BP/W makes no difference in maintaining a horizontal trim. Balance is the key word.
     
  6. mallbritton

    mallbritton Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
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    I can't comment on the Aqua Lung Outlaw or Rogue, but I can say I really liked the Cressi Travelite when I had it: B.C.D.s-Travelight Man. I dove that thing till it leaked and the weight pockets wouldn't hold weights anymore. :) I probably got close to 800 dives out of it.

    I've since them moved up to the Apeks Black Ice and while this is not a "travel" BC, per se, it is a back inflate. I absolutely love it.
     
  7. FreeFlyFreak

    FreeFlyFreak Solo Diver

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    Poppycock!

    A poorly trained diver maybe, or a diver who doesn't like to learn, can't read, or doesn't have access to YouTube.
     
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