Posts tagged BCD
Review: Aqualung Rogue BCD

Hey guys, this is Cody from Rowand’s Reef and today I want to talk to you about a new BCD;   the new Aqualung Rogue. I want to share with you why I think this is the perfect bcd for every diver.

The Aqualung Rogue BCD is the perfect combination of minimalist design and the most desired features. It is a totally modular BCD that comes in four parts; backplate, wing, shoulder straps and waistband. Unlike most BCDs where you just get small, medium and large sizes, each component of the Aqualung Rogue BCD can be sized independently. This gives you a total of 27 different sizing configurations to allow you to custom build your BCD for your exact shape and size. All of this is made possible by Aqualung’s patent pending ModLock System.

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How to find an Octopus!

One of the most exciting things about diving in BC waters is finding octopus. I think that they are on everybody’s wish list of underwater critters to spot during a dive. The question is how to find them. With a body that allows them to squeeze into any crack in a wall, they could be anywhere. I have found them in car tires, bottles, once even in a discarded fin foot pocket.

In some places in BC “around the Port Hardy region” you can find them just in the open. It is still hard to spot them as they are masters of camouflage. You just look for boulders that are not boulders. They move in a rhythmic pattern as they move water through their blow holes to breath.

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New Gear: Aqualung Zuma Travel BCD

If you are a diver that does a lot of traveling to warmer destinations, you will run into the new airline luggage fees and weight/size restrictions. Regular BCD’s have a weight of somewhere between 3kg/6lbs and 6kg/12lbs, and their size makes it awkward to fit in a suitcase and might push you to have to bring a second suitcase.  

The Zuma is a full featured back inflate bcd, that even boasts weight integration, shoulder and back padding and only weighs 2.2kg/4.75 lbs. It can be packed flat or rolled to save room in your suitcase to even fit in your carry on luggage.

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