What’s in the box: BCD, LP Hose, Releasable Weight Pockets, Inflator and Owner’s Manual
The Cressi Aquaride Elite BCD is a versatile Jacket Style BCD for both the traveling diver and the professional diver. The durable, yet lightweight 420 denier Nylon high lift air cell, a simplified harness for ease of donning and doffing and integrated Lock Aid quick-release weight system all make this one great buoyancy Compensator.
The shape of the air cell with distribution of lift on the sides offers a natural trim when diving. The BCD is equipped with two large zippered accessory pockets for storage of your back-up light or small digital camera. Pockets supply more room then on other BCD’s which can barely hold your dive gloves. The integrated Lock Aid quick-release weight system hold up to 20 lbs (9 kg), with 10 lbs (4.5 kg) in each pocket, and two additional rear non-releasable trim weight pockets that help increase stability in the water.
The back support with carry handle is rigid for proper cylinder stability, but is fully padded for comfort. The elastic waistband/cummerbund harness assembly is an independent suspension system that allows the cylinder and the diver to keep proper stability and avoid cylinder shifting on the back, while allowing the BCD’s air cell to fully inflate away from the diver not causing restriction or crushing effect as with non-ergonomic designs. Adjustable sternum straps along with both torso adjustment straps are equipped with quick-release buckles.
The BCD has three over-pressure relief/dump valves with two located on the left and right shoulders and a third lower valve on the rear right of the air cell. All three can be manually dumped two with pull cords and the other with the power inflator mechanism. There are D-rings on the shoulder straps and two D-rings on the pocket lobes with two additional at front waist for attachment of instruments and accessories.
Cressi Aquaride Elite has the new Cressi Inflator mechanism, is available in 5 sizes from XS to XL with lift capacities ranging from 22.4 to 54.8 lbs (10.2 to 25.5 kg). The Aquaride Elite comes with an Owner’s Manual and is covered by a 12 month limited warranty.
- New Design for 2012
- Material: 420 Denier Nylon and Self-Draining Mesh Fabric
- Integrated Lock Aid Weight System
- Two Non-Releasable Rear Trim Weight Pockets
- 2 Large Accessory Pockets with Zippers
- Rigid, Fully Padded Back Plate with Carry Handle
- Adjustable Sternum Strap
- Adjustable Torso Straps
- Adjustable Cummerbund
- 3 Pull Dump/Overpressure Relief Valves
- D-Rings on Shoulder Straps, Pockets and Waist
- New Power Inflator with LP Hose
- 5 Sizes from XS to XL
- Lift Capacities from 22.4 to 54.8 lbs (10.2 to 25.5 kg)
- Owner’s Manual
- 1 Year Limited Warranty