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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

The Cressi Start BCD is commonly used for Cold Water, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Cressi Start BCD is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Beginner, Casual/ Recreational, Professional among others. The Cressi Start BCD is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Cressi Start BCD: Comfortable, Durable, Easily Adjustable.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

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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)
Valves
3-Dump/Overpressure Relief Valves
Pockets
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
Materials
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
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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Pros

  • Easily adjustable (24)
  • Comfortable (22)
  • Durable (18)
  • Lots of features (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (17)
    • Warm water (15)
    • Cold water (7)
    • Extreme depths (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (10), Casual/ recreational (8), Beginner (4), Professional (4)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (27), Night diving (16), Drift diving (12), Wreck diving (11), Outdoor professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (22), Yes (4)

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    Great BC

    Really comfortable BC with easily adjustable straps. When I first ordered this BC I was really concerned because it was so inexpensive however once I dove in it I realized that the price has...Read complete review

    Really comfortable BC with easily adjustable straps. When I first ordered this BC I was really concerned because it was so inexpensive however once I dove in it I realized that the price has nothing to do with the quality. Its plastic tank plate with handle on the inside make it really easy to load on and off the boat if you take it off in the water. I would recommend this BC to anybody as most of the really expensive buoyancy compensators that aren't as quality as this one.

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    4.0

    Cressi Start BCD by Cressi

    By Tony

    from Texas

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easily Adjustable

    Cons

    • Needs More Attach Rings

    Best Uses

    • Recreation

    Comments about Cressi Start BCD:

    Delivery was fast

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

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    5.0

    The working mans BCD

    By Jim

    from Temple, Texas

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer
    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Design For Inflation
    • Durable
    • Easily Adjustable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recovery And Rescue
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Cressi Start BCD:

      One of the guys that works for me is not a small fellow and I needed a larger than large vest for him. This one fit the bill perfectly. X-Large and the price was perfect. He's a Marine and kind of hard on things so I was happy to find him a bomb proof BCD that he wouldn't tear up on the first dive.

      • Diving Type:
      • Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Recovery diving, Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Basic at good price

      By cat

      from SG

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Adjustable
      • Light weight
      • Lots Of Features

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Cressi Start BCD:

        Haven't used it but it seems well built. My existing Oceanic was also a basic BCD but it only had 2 dump valve, it didn't have the right shoulder dump valve.
        The edges of the shoulder pads feel quite rough against the tee shirt, it should be fine wearing on wetsuit...

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

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        4.0

        excellent shop/hire/2nd bcd

        By scuba dave

        from Australia

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy
        • large pockets
        • simple

        Cons

        • Threaded Cummerband

        Best Uses

        • Light Travel

        Comments about Cressi Start BCD:

        excellent for try dives, starting new divers or a light travel alternative, student budget diver/hire/shop bcd/spare.

        If serious about diving would put this as a second bcd to something with steel d rings, weight pockets for comfort.

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

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        5.0

        Cressida start BCD

        By Curt

        from Indiana

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Easily Adjustable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recreation
          • Warm Water

          Comments about Cressi Start BCD:

          Work great .was easy to put on and off

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

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