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About Cressi Aquaride Elite BCD with New Lock Aid System

The Cressi Aquaride Elite BCD is a versatile Jacket Style BCD for both the traveling diver and the professional diver. The durable, yet lightweight 420 denier Nylon high lift air cell, a simplified harness for ease of donning and doffing and integrated Lock Aid quick-release weight system all make this one great buoyancy Compensator.

The shape of the air cell with distribution of lift on the sides offers a natural trim when diving. The BCD is equipped with two large zippered accessory pockets for storage of your back-up light or small digital camera. Pockets supply more room then on other BCD's which can barely hold your dive gloves. The integrated Lock Aid quick-release weight system hold up to 20 lbs (9 kg), with 10 lbs (4.5 kg) in each pocket, and two additional rear non-releasable trim weight pockets that help increase stability in the water.

The back support with carry handle is rigid for proper cylinder stability, but is fully padded for comfort. The elastic waistband/cummerbund harness assembly is an independent suspension system that allows the cylinder and the diver to keep proper stability and avoid cylinder shifting on the back, while allowing the BCD's air cell to fully inflate away from the diver not causing restriction or crushing effect as with non-ergonomic designs. Adjustable sternum straps along with both torso adjustment straps are equipped with quick-release buckles.

The BCD has three over-pressure relief/dump valves with two located on the left and right shoulders and a third lower valve on the rear right of the air cell. All three can be manually dumped two with pull cords and the other with the power inflator mechanism. There are D-rings on the shoulder straps and two D-rings on the pocket lobes with two additional at front waist for attachment of instruments and accessories.

Cressi Aquaride Elite has the new Cressi Inflator mechanism, is available in 5 sizes from XS to XL with lift capacities ranging from 22.4 to 54.8 lbs (10.2 to 25.5 kg). The Aquaride Elite comes with an Owner's Manual and is covered by a 12 month limited warranty.

The Cressi Aquaride Elite BCD with New Lock Aid System is commonly used for Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Cressi Aquaride Elite BCD with New Lock Aid System is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Cressi Aquaride Elite BCD with New Lock Aid System: Comfortable, Durable.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

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Cressi Aquaride Elite BCD with New Lock Aid System Features

  • Material: 420 Denier Nylon and Self-Draining Mesh Fabric
  • Integrated Lock Aid Weight System
  • Two Non-Releasable Rear Trim Weight Pockets
  • 2 Large Accessory Pockets with Zippers
  • Rigid, Fully Padded Back Plate with Carry Handle
  • Adjustable Sternum Strap
  • Adjustable Torso Straps
  • Adjustable Cummerbund
  • 3 Pull Dump/Overpressure Relief Valves
  • D-Rings on Shoulder Straps, Pockets and Waist
  • New Power Inflator with LP Hose
  • 5 Sizes from XS to XL
  • Lift Capacities from 22.4 to 54.8 lbs (10.2 to 25.5 kg)
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

Cressi Aquaride Elite BCD with New Lock Aid System Specifications

Bc Body
Jacket Style
Buoyancy Bag
Xs: 22.4 Lbs (10.2 Kg), S: 26.9 Lbs (12.2 Kg), M: 42.6 Lbs (19.4 Kg), Lg: 47 Lbs (21.4 Kg), Xl: 54.8 Lbs (25.5 Kg)
Valves
3 Pull Dump/Overpressure Relief
Pockets
Two Zippered
Shoulder Straps
Torso Adjustable
Stainless Steel Rings
Yes
Waist Strap
Adjustable Cummerbund
Chest Buckle
Adjustable Sternum
Oral Inflator
Yes Power Inflator
Materials
420 Denier Nylon
Weight Integrated
Yes
Weight Capacity
20 Lbs (9 Kg)
Available in the Following Sizes:
Medium, X-Large, Large, Small, X-Small
Weight [with packaging]
Small: 8.3 lb,
X-Small: 8.55 lb,
Large: 9 lb
CRESSI BC SIZE CHART
Size Chest Waist Weight
  Inch Inch Lbs
XXS / 1 28/33 28/32 106/132
XS / 2 32/35 30/35 121/143
S / 3 35/39 32/37 139/172
M / 4 39/43 37/41 165/187
L / 5 41/45 39/43 176/220
XL / 6 45/49 43/47 243/265

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Cressi Aquaride Elite BCD with New Lock Aid System
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easily adjustable (3)
  • Lots of features (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (4)
    • Warm water (4)
    • Cold water (3)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (4), Wreck diving (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    4.0

    Exceptional BC

    By Shane O Mac

    from Denver, Colorado

    About Me Advanced

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    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easily Adjustable
    • Lots Of Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water
      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Cressi Aquaride Elite BCD with New Lock Aid System:

      This was my first BC purchase and I would have to say it doesn't get much better. I've used it on probably 30 dives so far from Cozumel, cenotes, and caves in FL and its worked perfectly. It's got plenty of attachment places for caribiner's and other clips you want to attach. The integrated weight system works flawlessly, never had any issue's with them. Plenty of giant pockets for anything you want to carry with you. Dump valves are in easily accessible area's. Only thing I can see wrong with it and its not that big of a deal is this BC is a little on the bulky side, I've been looking for a smaller more compact travel BC but this one will definitely not let you down and you would be making a great purchase buying this BC.

      • Diving Type:
      • Cave Diving, Drift Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great BC

      By CDucote

      from Louisiana

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easily Adjustable
      • Huge pockets
      • Lots Of Features
      • No Inherent Buoyancy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any
        • Cold Water
        • Extreme Depths
        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Cressi Aquaride Elite BCD with New Lock Aid System:

        I have made several dives with this BC and I love it. It is the most comfortable BC I have ever owned. Also this BC has allowed me to use less weight to gain negative Buoyancy.

        • Diving Type:
        • Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Photography, Spearfishing, Wreck Diving
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        very comfortable and light

        By Jim

        from Northville, MI

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lots Of Features

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recreation
          • Warm Water

          Comments about Cressi Aquaride Elite BCD with New Lock Aid System:

          Very pleased with this BC. Wanted a jacket style and found this to be very comfortable, lots of features, and lighter than my previous jacket BC.

          • Diving Type:
          • Open Water Diving
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Cressi Aquaride Elite BCD with New Lock

          By New to Diving

          from West VA

          About Me Beginner

          Pros

          • Accommodates large frames
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Easily Adjustable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Water
            • Recreation
            • Warm Water

            Comments about Cressi Aquaride Elite BCD with New Lock Aid System:

            Though this is my first BC, I am thrilled with the quality. My wife and I just finished our Open Water certs, and will be in advanced classes in a few weeks and this is the BC we have used from the beginning. Has big pockets, and an integrated weight system, the new guides (from what we were told the guides for the weight system have been redesigned) make locking the weights in easy and proper every time. Very sturdy construction as well.

            • Diving Type:
            • Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
            Angela B  This was the highest rated BCD in this price range and leisure pro had the best price online. It is great for travel and local diving.
            STANLEY D  How does the tank strap fasten down to Velcro with trim weight bags in the way?
            ANN F  The weight bags are not in the way of the tank straps. Really nice BCD. I am 5'9" and 170 lbs. men's medium fits perfectly.
            Andy A  Are the pockets self draining?
            LAURENCE H  Andy, I just inspected my Cressi Aquaride Elite BCD and it does not have pocket drain holes, that I can see/find. That being said, I have done 10 dives in this BCD and have never had water remain in the pockets once I came ashore or climbed into the dive boat. This is the best BCD I have EVER used. I can't explain it, it's just perfect. The fit, the performance and you need very little weight in the Lock Aid System. I think I should buy another in case Cressi ever discontinues this model. You won't go wrong buying this. I would recommend going smaller than you think with the large size. The medium is huge. Good luck.
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