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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Our guide, Mohammed introduced us to the holder of our underwater air, the oxygen tank which was strapped into a buoyancy control device (BCD).
Last year, the group used the support they received from The Gazette's readers to purchase a new buoyancy control device jacket to help the younger ones who are still learning.
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Holly Marlatt of Aspen, Colo., claims Harry Gunther, owner of Grawdaddy's, provided her with a defective buoyancy control device which failed during a dive off Isla Cozumel, Mexico.
After being fitted out with a wet suit, I was introduced to the rest of my kit, which included a buoyancy control device (basically a life jacket), fins (flippers), regulator (oxygen supply), weight belt, snorkel and mask.