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BC/BCD Wings

Confused by the different brands?
All of the modular backplate and wing systems we sell are modular, and will work when mixing between component brands. Just because you have a particular brand of backplate doesn't mean you need to buy the same manufacture harness and wing. Different manufacturers each have their own features and selling points, and like everything there are pros and cons which matter differently to different divers.

Tech Tip:
Will back inflation float an unconscious diver face up?

We usually hear this from divers who have always worn a jacket style BC, and we'd like to point out that it's irrelevant. It's true, that boating regulations require an approved wearable Personal Floatation Device (PFD) to float the unconscious victim face up in the water. But a Buoyancy Control Device (BCD) for scuba divers is not designed to be a PFD for an unconscious boating accident victim, regardless if the BC is jacket or back inflation.

We offer back inflation style options because experienced divers have learned the back inflation BCD is better than a jacket BCD, offering very precise control of buoyancy and trim as well as offering a more streamlined profile. An improperly fitted back inflation BCD might cause you to tip forward, but a properly fitted back inflation BCD, worn with a crotch strap, will allow you to assume and hold any position under the water, or on the surface.

 

When on the surface, divers new to back inflation will need to break the habit of holding down the power inflator until they feel squeeze (there won't be any), or hear the OPV release. With an over inflated air cell they will have a huge amount of buoyancy on their back, causing them to float too high in the water and tip forward. Instead, they should add only enough gas until their head is just above the water.

Finally, a very common error when selecting a back inflation BCD is to choose an buoyancy aircell (called a 'wing') that is much too big, causing a 'taco effect' that makes managing buoyancy considerably more difficult. The cylinder size, type and configuration, not lift capacity, is the best guide to selecting the correct wing. While many doubles wing designs can be adjusted for occasional use with singles, keep in mind they are not designed to be used primarily as singles wings and they are not optimal with singles. Unless you are diving one of the very large steel cylinders, a 30 lb (14 kg) is about the maximum lift you need for single tank sport diving.


Dolphin Tech 65lb Lift Dual Bladder Twin Cylinder Wing
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Dolphin Tech 65lb Lift Dual Bladder Twin Cylinder Wing

This Dolphin Tech 65 lb Lift Dual Bladder Air Cell, Twin Cylinder Wing is designed for twin tank use. The double bladder, dual inflator hose wing...
$1,135.00
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Dolphin Tech 50lb Lift Single Bladder Twin Cylinder Wing
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Dolphin Tech 50lb Lift Single Bladder Twin Cylinder Wing

This Dolphin Tech 50 lb Lift Single Bladder Air Cell, Twin Cylinder Wing is designed for twin tank use. Great for Small to Large size twin cylinder...
$570.00
Sale: $524.40
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Mares XR Donut Bladder Twin Tank Wing - 24KG 53LB
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Mares XR Donut Bladder Twin Tank Wing - 24KG 53LB

The Mares XR Donut Bladder is a tough wing for your twin cylinder set with 24 kg (53 lb) of lift and reliable function protected by a durable outer...
$599.00
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Apeks WTX-D45 Donut Wing - Twin Cylinder
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Apeks WTX-D45 Donut Wing - Twin Cylinder

The Apeks WTX-D45 Twin Cylinder Donut Wings with 45 lb lift capacity are designed for twin set diving and perfectly complement the Apeks range of...

Apeks WTX-D60 Donut Wing - Twin Cylinder
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Apeks WTX-D60 Donut Wing - Twin Cylinder

The Apeks WTX-D60 Twin Cylinder Donut Wings with 60 lb lift capacity are designed for twin set diving and perfectly complement the Apeks...
$880.00
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Mares XR Donut Bladder Twin Tank Wing - 20KG 44LB
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Mares XR Donut Bladder Twin Tank Wing - 20KG 44LB

The Mares XR Donut Bladder is a tough wing for your twin cylinder set with 20 kg (44 lb) of lift and reliable function protected by a durable outer...
$549.00
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Mares XR Donut Bladder Single Tank Wing - 16KG 35LB
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Mares XR Donut Bladder Single Tank Wing - 16KG 35LB

The Mares XR Donut Bladder Single Tank Wing with 16 kg (35 lb) of lift is a small wing suitable for use with small and large sized cylinders. Wings...
$399.00
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Mares XR Polgygon Special Edition Donut Bladder Wing - 16KG
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Mares XR Polgygon Special Edition Donut Bladder Wing - 16KG

The Special Polygon Edition  Mares XR Donut Bladder Single Tank Wing with 16 kg (35 lb) of lift is a small wing suitable for use with small and...
$500.00
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OMS Single Bladder, Single Cylinder BC Wing - 32 lb Lift
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OMS Single Bladder, Single Cylinder BC Wing - 32 lb Lift

The OMS Performance Mono Wing is a doughnut-style wing allowing quick and easy movement of air from one side of the air cell to the other. It also...
$629.00

Mares XR Donut Bladder Single Tank Wing - 10KG 22LB
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Mares XR Donut Bladder Single Tank Wing - 10KG 22LB

The Mares XR Donut Bladder Single Tank Wing with 10 kg (22 lb) of lift is one of the smallest wings available for a compact travelling single...
$399.00
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Cressi Aquawing BCD - Rear Inflation
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Cressi Aquawing BCD - Rear Inflation

Anodised light alloy back plate Nylon 210 D air bladder Modular adjustment system Aquawing is the one-size donut jacket designed to adapt to all...
$1,099.00
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Cressi Aquawing Plus BCD - Rear Inflation
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Cressi Aquawing Plus BCD - Rear Inflation

The new Cressi Aquawing plus is a premium product with a budget friendly price point. This wing and back plate system is a fantastic entry Aquawing...
$1,249.00
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Dolphin Tech 30lb Lift Single Bladder Single Cylinder Wing
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Dolphin Tech 30lb Lift Single Bladder Single Cylinder Wing

This Dolphin Tech 30 lb Lift Single Bladder Air Cell, Single Cylinder Wing is designed for single tank use. The air cell is extremely streamlined and...
$515.00
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Dolphin Tech 40lb Lift Single Bladder Single Cylinder Wing
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Dolphin Tech 40lb Lift Single Bladder Single Cylinder Wing

This Dolphin Tech 40 lb Lift Single Bladder Air Cell, Single Cylinder Wing is designed for single tank use. The air cell is extremely streamlined and...
$525.00
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OMS Tesseract Dual Bladder Wing with Retraction Bands 60lb Lift
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OMS Tesseract Dual Bladder Wing with Retraction Bands 60lb Lift

Stock Status: Sadly these are now a sold out, discontinued line. However we are able to supply the newer version in the Trieste Wing via this blue...
$1,257.00

OMS Trieste Dual Bladder Wing with Retraction Bands 60lb Lift
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OMS Trieste Dual Bladder Wing with Retraction Bands 60lb Lift

The OMS Trieste Double Bladder Wing is designed for the diver that prefers a wing with a redundant bladder. The secondary bladder is designed to...
$1,950.00

Apeks WTX-D18 Donut Wing - Single Cylinder
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Apeks WTX-D18 Donut Wing - Single Cylinder

The Apeks WTX-D18 Single Cylinder Donut Wing with an 18 lb lift capacity keeps the streamlined approach to diving at the forefront of its...
$750.00
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Apeks WTX-D30 Donut Wing - Single Cylinder
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Apeks WTX-D30 Donut Wing - Single Cylinder

The Apeks WTX-D30 Single Cylinder Donut Wing with 30 lb lift capacity keeps the streamlined approach to diving at the forefront of it's...
$800.00
Sale: $696.00
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Apeks WTX-D40 Donut Wing - Single Cylinder
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Apeks WTX-D40 Donut Wing - Single Cylinder

The Apeks WTX-D40 Single Cylinder Donut Wing with 40 lb lift capacity keeps the streamlined approach to diving at the forefront of it's...
$810.00
Sale: $704.70
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