Dive1 25LB Wing
Dive1 25LB Wing is a complete replacement bladder for your bcd set up. Comes complete with inner bladder, outer bladder, corrugated hose with OPV, be assured of quality as well.
Tank bands are not included in the replacement wing.
Features of the replacement wing
- Precision built inner bladder with TPU coated 420 denier high tenacity nylon, HF welded edges, and HF welded polyurethane flanges from HYDPRO
- Outer bladder constructed from 1000 denier CORDURA Military-grade filament fibre “Classic” coated nylon from authorizsd INVISTA’s CORDURA fabric makers
- HYDPRO’s piston based power inflators with patented “EDGE” system designed and manufactured for extreme conditions. Soft buttons for easy operation, and gradual inflation for precision and maximum control.
- HYDPRO’s P04 low profile connections and Over pressure valves utilising LSR (liquid silicone rubber) to ensure efficient sealing and high resistance to wear. OPVs located on front bottom left and back top right
BCD Lift Requirements
A lot is said regarding the lift capacity of a BCD. However lift of the BCD (i.e. the amount of negative weight the BCD can float) should not replace proper weighting and most recreational BCDs will hold a single 12 or 15 litre steel or aluminium cylinder.
As with all diving you should ensure you are correctly weighted before the dive so you shouldn’t need to use your BCD too much.
You should always avoid being over weighted otherwise you waste a lot of gas adjusting your buoyancy when you change depth. With this in mind, all BCDs offer plenty of lift for single cylinders. The exceptions come when you start to carry multiple cylinders, or extra tools, which will increase your need for extra lift.
Tropical Diving (with little or no wet suit protection): 8 to 12 kg of lift is plenty
Recreational Diving (with a full wet suit or dry suit): 10 to 20 kg of lift
Technical Diving (or diving under other demanding conditions): 20 to 40 kg plus of left