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About Cressi Start BCD

If you're looking for a Durable, Strong and Almost-Bulletproof BCD Jacket than the Start is what you are looking for. Constructed from Extremely Strong 500 and 1000-Denier Cordura, with Excellent Buoyancy, even on smaller sizes the Start Full-Jacket BCD fits the bill. Designed with the demanding use of Dive Training and Rental Facilities in mind this BCD will give the Sport Diver years of dependable use.

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 two Plastic D-Rings and two additional Snap Hooks for attachment of Instruments-and-Accessories. If used at Dive Facilities a size indicator is highly visible on the right shoulder.

BCD has two Large-Accessory-Storage-Pockets with Velcro Closures, and the Adjustable Sternum Straps along with both Torso Adjustment and Waist Straps are equipped with Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckles for Easy Donning and Doffing. The Waist Strap/Cummerbund Assembly is Independently-Suspended from the Air Cell allowing the Air Cell to Inflate-Away-from-the-Diver preventing the Squeeze-Effect" when inflated. The Backpack is Rigid for Support-and-Stability of the Cylinder, yet is Fully-Padded for Comfort. The Cressi Start BCD come with a 3/8" Threaded Quick-Disconnect Low Pressure Hose, Owner's Manual and is covered with a 12 month limited warranty.

Buoyancy in: lbs / kg / size
29.2 lbs/13.25 kg/XS
31.5 lbs/14.29 kg/S
33.7 lbs/15.29 kg/M
38.2 lbs/17.33 kg/L
45 lbs/20.4 kg/XL

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.
(800) 338-9143

Cressi Start BCD Features

  • Designed Primarily as Rental BC for Resorts and Dive Schools
  • Strong Enough to Rent Bullet-Proof Construction for Recreational Divers
  • Stability of a Jacket Style BC
  • 1000 and 500 Denier Cordura Construction
  • Large, Easily-Seen Size Markings on Shoulder
  • 2 Large Cargo Pockets with Velcro Closures
  • Plastic D-Rings for Accessory Attachment
  • Rigid Padded Backpack and Carry Handle: Stability and Ease of Transport
  • Buoyancy Control:
    3-Exhaust/Overpressure Relief Valves
    2-Vlaves with Pull Dump Handle (Right Shoulder/Lower Rear)
    Cressi's Power Inflator with Cable Activated Pull Dump
    3/8" Threaded Low Pressure Quick-Disconnect Hose
  • Torso Adjustable Shoulders
  • Adjustable sternum strap
  • Adjustable Waist Strap with Cummerbund Pad for Comfort
  • All Straps Equipped with Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckles for Quick-and-Easy Donning and Doffing
  • Lift Capacities: 29.2lbs to 45lbs (13.25kg to 20.4kg) Size Dependent
  • Single Cam Cylinder Band
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

Cressi Start BCD Specifications

Bc Body
Jacket Style
Buoyancy Bag
Xs: 29.2Lbs (13.25Kg), Sm: 31.5Lbs (14.29Kg), Md: 33.7Lbs (15.29Kg), Lg: 38.2Lbs (17.33Kg) Xl: 45Lbs (20,4Kg)
3-Dump/Overpressure Relief Valves
2-Pockets With Velcro Closures
Shoulder Straps
Adjustable Torso Straps With "Squeeze-Style" Side Release Buckle
Stainless Steel Rings
No, 4-Plastic
Waist Strap
Adjustable Waist Strap With "Squeeze-Style" Side Release Buckle And Cummerbund Pad
Chest Buckle
Yes, Adjustable Sternum With "Squeeze-Style" Side Release Buckle
Oral Inflator
Cressi Power Inflator With Cable-Activated Pull Dump
1000 And 500 Denier Cordura
Available in the Following Sizes:
Large, Medium, Small, X-Large, X-Small
Weight [with packaging]
X-Small: 6 lb,
Small: 6.25 lb,
Medium: 7 lb,
Large: 7.45 lb,
X-Large: 7.95 lb
Mfr #
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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Great BCD

By Leo

from Playa del Carmen

About Me Beginner


  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Easily Adjustable


    Best Uses

      Comments about Cressi Start BCD:

      Bought this one for my OW thinking on upgrading in the future, but no way i need fancy stuff, if i ever upgrade will be the Start pro BCD just for the WI, i am 162lbs and 5'11 and the large feels on the big side, Medium should be better for me. Very nice BCD, easy dry,big pockets, durable fabric.

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

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      Great Product for a Great Price

      By DShoemaker

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational


      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easily Adjustable


        Best Uses

        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Cressi Start BCD:

        I purchased this BCD last year and just got a chance to try it out this week. You should be aware that these run large for the size and as a 5'8 and 150lb guy the small was a perfect fit, if maybe slightly snug, but I would much prefer that over too loose, not to mention you need hip room for a weight belt as this does not have W/I. Dove 10 dives in the Florida Keys and not a single issue with tank slippage or looseness. The D rings, while plastic, are durable enough to snap hook a small camera or flashlight. If this one got damaged, I would definitely buy another.

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

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