About Cressi-Sub Aqualight R BCD,

Made to travel, the Aqualight R BCD is designed for added convenience The perfect choice for the traveling diver, the Aqualight R is weight integrated Additionally, its lightweight, and utilizes a flexible soft backpack Small, lightweight, weight integrated and attractive, the Aqualight R has it all

The Cressi-Sub Aqualight R BCD, is commonly used for Cold Water, Professional, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Cressi-Sub Aqualight R BCD, is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced Diver, Beginner, Divemaster, Recreational Diver among others. The Cressi-Sub Aqualight R BCD, is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Cressi-Sub Aqualight R BCD,: Comfortable, Durable, Easily Adjustable, Lots Of Features.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

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Cressi-Sub Aqualight R BCD, Features

  • Three over pressure relief valves
  • Flexible soft back
  • Protective mesh material over two large pockets
  • Gravity drop away weight pockets
  • Six inch wide cummerbund
  • Two tank bands.

Cressi-Sub Aqualight R BCD, Specifications

Available in the Following Sizes:
Large, Medium, Small, X-Large, X-Small

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Cressi-Sub Aqualight R BCD,
 
4.2

(based on 66 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (60)
  • Easily adjustable (53)
  • Durable (34)
  • Lots of features (32)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Does not work well (4)
  • Not enough pockets (3)

Best Uses

  • Recreation (58)
  • Warm water (48)
  • Cold water (14)
  • Professional (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Recreational diver (32), Advanced diver (22), Beginner (7), Divemaster (7)
    • Diving Type:
    • Open water diving (9), Drift diving (6), Night diving (6), Wreck diving (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Really lovely (be aware of weights)

I researched reviews before buying this BCD (here and elsewhere including dive mags) and I haven't been disappointed. The BCD is very comfortable in and out of the water. I'm happy with both ...Read complete review

I researched reviews before buying this BCD (here and elsewhere including dive mags) and I haven't been disappointed. The BCD is very comfortable in and out of the water. I'm happy with both my trim underwater and how I sit on the surface.

The only impact I feels from not having a backplate is the added comfort. The double tank bands are very secure - there's no way that tank is going anywhere! The cumberbund is nice and snug. The pockets are nice and big and there is still room in there even when the weight pockets are full.

Speaking of those weight pockets... well, they aren't perfect. I have had weights fall out on two occasions (but I've learned a few things, so read on). The first time was on exit so I didn't notice, but the second time I lost all 3 weights out of my left pocket at around 10 metres (30 feet). Thankfully I noticed quickly, found the weights, and re-inserted them (not that easy).

You should understand that I often hang upside-down looking at things. Even so, I don't think this is a good result.

In order to avoid this I have done 2 things. First, I make sure that the buckle is as tight as possible. Don't use weights that are too big for the pocket and mis-shape it so that the buckle is perpendicular to the BCD; the pocket should sit flush. If you look at the picture of the BCD you'll notice that the pockets are higher toward the back. Remember that you are horizontal most of the time under water so the weights will be pulling the pocket toward the front of the BCD. The only thing stopping the pocket falling forward / down and emptying is this buckle and the rigidity and angle of the pocket. If you have it at all loose, it can fall beyond the buckle, distend, and empty. (If you hang upside-down, the weights are at the top of the pocket, if you then go to horizontal the weights are pulling this pocket / buckle from the top = more leverage). I have replicated this at home.

What I have also done is to tape my weights together into a bundle so they make one larger item. I suppose you could use weight pouches as well. I haven't had a problem since I've done both these things. Not sure what would happen when using less weight (I'm talking about 3-4 kgs in each pocket here).

I'd still recommend it and buy it again - but be aware of this weight pocket issue because losing your weights and then having an uncontrolled ascent may be very dangerous.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good BC

I used this BC in Warm salt water and plan on using it this summer in fresh water. it is an okay BC, it is extremely light weight for air travel. It has lots...Read complete review

I used this BC in Warm salt water and plan on using it this summer in fresh water. it is an okay BC, it is extremely light weight for air travel. It has lots of D rings and clips on it, It also has good size pockets, It's great value for the money and it fits good. I would recommend it.
CONS: I do not like the weight pocket design, on a dive my one weight pocket opened up and dumped the weights out. I would have gone rocketing to the service if my buddy did not see it happen and grab my fin. I do not use the weight pockets any more. I prefer a weight belt now. I also found the flight control hose to be a little shorter then I would have liked.

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3.0

wanted to love it

By booniepepper

from UAE

About Me Advanced Diver

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Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Does Not Work Well

Best Uses

  • Recreation
  • Warm Water

Comments about Cressi-Sub Aqualight R BCD,:

I really wanted to like this BCD. It was just what I was looking for in a BCD. It is sooo light, packs into nothing, simple and comfortable. I love the two tank straps. My decision between this and another BCD came down to the awkward weight pockets. They are poorly designed and tiny on the small.

  • Diving Type:
  • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving

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4.0

Great BCD for $$$

By Martin

from Tampa, FL

About Me Recreational Diver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easily Adjustable

Cons

  • Poor weight pockets

Best Uses

  • Recreation

Comments about Cressi-Sub Aqualight R BCD,:

Great for the money, however the only problem we seem to be having is that the integrated weight pockets don't see to stay locked.

  • Diving Type:
  • Open Water Diving

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4.0

I would recommend it to any divers

By snajper

from WORTH IL

About Me Recreational Diver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Easily Adjustable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold Water
    • Recreation
    • Warm Water

    Comments about Cressi-Sub Aqualight R BCD,:

    a good lookin bcd

    • Diving Type:
    • Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving

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    1.0

    Very disappointed

    By sparky103

    from LI,NY

    About Me Advanced Diver

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Dual tank bands a plus

    Cons

    • Does Not Work Well
    • Int weight pockets failed
    • not enough D-rings
    • No trim pockets

    Best Uses

    • Shallow depth only

    Comments about Cressi-Sub Aqualight R BCD,:

    Pockets opened and weights are currently in the Gulf of Mexico. If not for a buddy w/ spare lead ,I would have had to end my dive. No trim pockets. Too few D-rings ,most are plastic.
    Would not recommend to ANYONE. Am on my way back to LP to get a BP&W

    • Diving Type:
    • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving

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    3.0

    Good BC

    By Robert

    from Milton ON Canada

    About Me Recreational Diver

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easily Adjustable
    • Light weight
    • Lots Of Features

    Cons

    • Flight control hose
    • Weight pockets release

    Best Uses

    • Recreation
    • Warm Water

    Comments about Cressi-Sub Aqualight R BCD,:

    I used this BC in Warm salt water and plan on using it this summer in fresh water. it is an okay BC, it is extremely light weight for air travel. It has lots of D rings and clips on it, It also has good size pockets, It's great value for the money and it fits good. I would recommend it.
    CONS: I do not like the weight pocket design, on a dive my one weight pocket opened up and dumped the weights out. I would have gone rocketing to the service if my buddy did not see it happen and grab my fin. I do not use the weight pockets any more. I prefer a weight belt now. I also found the flight control hose to be a little shorter then I would have liked.

    • Diving Type:
    • Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving

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    Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
    JEFF K  wanted lightweight BCD for travel. have taking it all over the world, and it still works great!!
    Shopper  Is it soft cushion on back or plastic?
    LeisurePro S  It has a hard backpack coverted with soft padding.
    Shopper  Does this has a power and oral inflator? I am 32": waist, 39" chest (female) 5'1" 135-140 pounds. What size should I order ?
    LeisurePro S  Yes, this has both and oral and a power inflator. I would recommend a small.
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