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ScubaLab 2013 BC Review
BC ERGO TEST PROTOCOL
Test divers, armed with slates and waterproof score sheets, rated each BC in the following real-world performance categories, using a scale from 5 (excellent performance) to 1 (poor performance).
No piece of dive gear needs to multi-task more than a Buoyancy Compensator. It has to secure tank, hoses and accessories. It must support weight pouches and cargo pockets and still maintain a streamlined profile. It has to enable you to safely control your ascents and descents, and afford relatively comfortable surface flotation. That’s a tall order. Clearly, no one BC can hit all the marks for all divers in all diving conditions. But if you can identify where you spend most of your wet-time, it’s not so hard to find a BC with your name on it.
Want more? Download our ScubaLab score sheets and test charts for east reference.