buoyancy compensator


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buoyancy compensator

n.
An inflatable, usually vestlike piece of scuba equipment that is equipped with a harness for an air tank, is connected by a hose to the tank's regulator, and is used to control buoyancy, as in controlling descents and ascents and establishing neutral buoyancy at a desired depth. Also called buoyancy control device.
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Sold at: Sporting goods and scuba diving stores nationwide from September 2008 through October 2014 for between $460 and $700 for the buoyancy compensator with the weight pockets.
But an A-OK really cannot express the liberating feeling of being able to hover a few inches from the bottom in the deep end of the pool, by inflating and deflating the buoyancy compensator.
The only "authorized for Navy use" (ANU) buoyancy compensator affected by this recall is the IDI "Advantage" (Affected date codes are October 2000 through June 2001).
While certified divers need to learn to control their own buoyancy compensator, since this was an introductory dive, Sadler would swim by my side and do that for me.
Name of product : Aqua Lung buoyancy compensators with SureLock II weight pocket handles Hazard: The rubber handles can detach as divers are trying to remove the weight pockets to rise to the surface in an emergency.
Soul i3 Buoyancy Compensator --This luxury BC incorporates Aqua Lung's most comfortable harness system to date, the Wrapture Harness (TM) for a comfortable and lighter fit, and includes the intuitive i3 control system, allowing you to easily inflate and deflate the air cell.
Hazard: The buoyancy compensator seal ring could crack, posing a drowning hazard to divers.
Hazard: The over pressure valve springs in the diving equipment could rust and fail allowing the buoyancy compensator devices to leak, posing a drowning hazard to divers.
Description: Buoyancy Compensator devices provide buoyancy control for scuba divers by allowing them to inflate or deflate the devices.
com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO ) Name of product: Halcyon SCUBA Buoyancy Compensator (BC) Inflators Units: About 4,000 Manufacturer: Halcyon Manufacturing, of High Springs, Fla.
Name of product: Oceanic-brand Reliant Buoyancy Compensator (BC) Inflators and AERIS-brand AW3 BC Inflators
attaches directly to a diver's buoyancy compensator -- the device that helps a diver rise to the surface.