The SUBEA SCD 500 buoyancy compensator is of the “wraparound” type: the volume of the air is distributed over the entire surface of the body that is covered, providing a significant level of buoyancy and improved support in the vertical position. This makes for greater comfort in the surface phases.
The SCD 500 buoyancy compensator is designed for comfort and adjustment has been optimised by the harness with a wide front strap, a chest strap and patented braces.
Unisex buoyancy compensator with patented V-shaped straps: Rgomoove concept
The exclusive shape of the straps leave the arms free whilst providing even better support. The shape of the straps also prevents compression of the chest, making this buoyancy compensator suitable for both men and women. The buckles on the straps allow for easy and accurate adjustment thanks to their shape and size. For easy adjustment, your are advised to pull the straps from the shoulders towards the hips (the direction of the braces) rather than downwards.
Ease of use
The drain tabs have been moved forwards: on the chest for the upper drain, and on the belly under the right-hand pocket for the lower drain. Their shape and the choice of neon yellow also make for an easier grip (by the diver or a mate).
The openings of the two side pockets have been lowered for easier access.
Two loops are also provide to secure a pressure gauge or to hold the octopus so that it is always within easy reach.
For added comfort, SUBEA design teams have developed reinforced back padding on the back of the buoyancy compensators, to cushion the tank. The braces are also padded for more suppleness on the shoulders. The front strap contains elastic parts so that the vest fits perfectly on the back and hips.
Accessories to attach and store everything you need in safety!
Five rings: one 3D anodised ring on each shoulder, two 3D anodised rings on the hips and one PVC ring inside the pocket.
Two releasable weight pockets each holding up to 3 kg.
The chest strap has a built-in whistle to call for help on the surface.
Two loops are also provide to secure a pressure gauge or to hold the octopus so that they are always within easy reach.
The new version of the SUBEA SCD 500 buoyancy compensator is more buoyant.
S =90N (15l steel tank)
M =120N (15l steel tank)
L =150N (15l steel tank)
XL =150N (15l steel tank)
SUBEA vests comply with EN 1809: 2014 (the latest version of the standard). They are certified by the DGUV -BG Bau laboratory in Hans, Germany (European Notifying Body n° 0299).
SUBEA buoyancy compensators are made of high-quality materials that have been tested in seawater and in pools.
Fabric material: 400d dobby polyamide.
Inflatable chamber fabric: PA210 polyamide with PU laminate.
The size label is always visible on the vest’s collar.
Space is provided for clubs on the left shoulder and the pockets to indicate the size, if necessary.
Supplied with a direct system hose.
1/ Rinse your buoyancy compensator thoroughly with clean water. Pay particular attention to the drains and the inflater. 2/ Empty any water that may be contained in the buoyancy compensator by pulling the lower drain tab. Do not store water in the inflatable bladder.
3/ Dry your buoyancy compensator on a wide hanger, out of the sun.
Inspect your buoyancy compensator once a year and look for any signs of wear. Inflate the inflatable chamber by mouth, then wait 12 hours to see if it deflates.
Servicing buoyancy compensators
Your buoyancy compensator must be inspected and serviced by a certified SUBEA centre at least every two years, and more often if you are a frequent diver.
After Sales Service: Please refer to the Decathlon website.
It is important to store all diving equipment well clear of sources that produce ozone (electric motors, cookers, etc.) and to protect it against UV rays. If this is not the case, the seals can deteriorate more quickly, affecting your safety or the working order of the regulator. Keep your equipment in a dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.