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Black Diamond BCD
ScubaGary - 8/27/2017 10:48 PM
Category: New Diver Q&A
Replies: 3

I am finally working on getting my PADI Open Water certification.
I have purchased most of my equipment and am working with an old Seaquest Black Diamond BCD

I am encountering problems with it rolling and doesn’t seem to inflate equally (left side more than the right). This is effecting not only when I swimming, but even my surface skills as well.

I know it is backfill, but is this normal?
CharlesGraves - 6/22/2018 12:04 AM
Doesn’t sound normal. In general I’ve had very good luck with a TUSA back inflate BCD. Only about $260, excellent, good deflator and inflator hose with an orange button, it’s made in a way that it “sticking” is almost impossible (hard to describe), and it has integrated weights with quick release. It also has a good bladder, 2 tank straps, and is comfortable with 2 good pockets and 4 straps in front to put other gear like lights or reels