What is Wing BCD?

What is Wing BCD?

A backplate and wing (often abbreviated as BP&W or BP/W) is a type of scuba harness with an attached buoyancy compensation device (BCD) which establishes neutral buoyancy underwater and positive buoyancy on the surface.

What BCD do Navy Seals use?

Aquatec BC-72 Military Diver BCD.

What is a BCD jacket?

Backplate and wing. A buoyancy compensator, also called a buoyancy control device, BC, BCD, stabilizer, stabilisor, stab jacket, wing or ABLJ depending on design, is a piece of diving equipment which is worn by divers to establish neutral buoyancy underwater and positive buoyancy at the surface, when needed.

What is a jacket style BCD?

A jacket-style BCD is a wearable sleeveless jacket with a built-in air bladder that wraps around the diver. This bladder also inflates in front, beside, and behind divers.

What brand of scuba gear do Navy SEALs use?

LAR V Draegers are used by Navy SEALs, Special Forces Dive Teams, USMC Force Recon and Division Recon, and other SOF units. Navy SEAL combat divers come ashore wearing rebreathers.

What size BCD do I need?

BCD Size Chart
Size Weight (kg) Waist (cm)
M 64-79 83-101
L 77-95 91-112
XL 93-109 101-122

How much lift should your BCD have?

It said something to the effect that one should choose a BCD with 10 or so pounds more lift than the total weight worn. As an example, it said a diver who wears 30 pounds of weight should have BCD with at least 40 pounds of lift.

What size dive Wing do I need?

As a rule of thumb, if diving a modest wetsuit, say around a 5mm, an AL80 tank, and either no pony or a small one, then a 27-30# wing will be more than enough. If you dive cold water or have more gear than normal, or dive a heavy steel tank, look at a 36# wing.

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