About Oceanic HERA Women's BC

Just for the ladies; Fit, Comfort, a host of Female-Friendly Features, and Absolutely-Gorgeous-Styling Maybe you've checked out Women's-Specific BC's before at your local shop but never really got what the hype was about Sure they have different graphics and size ranges, but what is the real advantage of a Women's-Specific BC?

The Oceanic HERA is Built-from-the-Ground-Up for you designed specifically around the Female-Form with Ample-Adjustments to make it your own, without sacrificing the Features-and-Functionality that the most discriminating divers demand. This may just be the most comfortable, best fitting BC you've ever worn.

More than 300 Female Divers, Instructors and Oceanic Dealers participated in a Detailed -Survey to help develop the Ultimate Women's-Specific BC design. Time and time again, Oceanic heard what is lacking in today's BC's designed for women - you're looking for a BC designed to fit you; not a scaled down male BC. You're looking for a BC that's Comfortable, Contoured in all the right places, but one that doesn't sacrifice features or functionality. You want a BC that's Travel-Friendly, yet Rugged enough and packing the Lift Capacity required for daily Local Diving. And finally, you're looking for something with a little style - preferably not just big swatches of pink or purple material. You ask for it - Oceanic delivers.

Oceanic's patented Custom Fit Harness is standard equipment on the Hera. With Multi-Position Shoulder Straps and Cummerbund, the Hera delivers Individual-Comfort for Women of all shapes and sizes. The innovative design of the Hera allows the Freedom-of-Movement and other benefits you have come to expect from a Rear-Inflation BC. However, the unique Wrap-Around-Design of the Air Cell provides you More-Lift than most BC's; as well as an Improved-Upright-Orientation when the BC is Inflated-on-the-Surface.

The Oceanic HERA provide High-Lift with the XS delivering 20.46 lbs (9.3 kg) to the LG providing 40.7 lbs (18.5 kg) of Lift. This Hybrid Air-Cell BCD is Built-to-Last with a Fadeless 500 Denier Nylon Air-Cell and Fadeless 1000 Denier Cordura Shoulder and Pocket Panels. The BCD comes with Oceanic's QLR Integrated Weight System and Trim Pockets with the QLR holding up to 20 lbs (9 kg) of Hard or Soft Weight and the Trim Pockets having a Capacity of 10 lbs (5 kg). Weight Pockets are Angled-Down-Slightly to aid Self-Loading, Oceanic's patented QLR Quick Lock & Release System keeps Weight-in-Position-and-Stabile throughout the dive. The Weight Pouches are Simple-to-Load and Easy-to-Release when you want to. Best of all, Oceanic's patented Positive-Lock System helps to ensure that they'll stay put. The HERA BCD has a Padded Back Pack and Adjustable Position Sternum Strap that is designed for Maximum Comfort. The BCD has Generous Zippered Utility Pockets for all of your Accessory needs. 2-Pre-Bent Welded Stainless Steel D-Rings on the Shoulders, Multiple Standard D-Rings, Integrated Instrument Retractor Mount (retractor not included, see SKU: OCNBCR) and Spinner Knife (see SKU: OCNKSP) Mounting Grommets on either the left or right, all for Accessory Attachment.

The Oceanic HERA has Torso Adjustable Shoulder Straps. The Shoulder Straps, Waist Strap and Sternum Strap all come equipped with Squeeze-Style" Quick-Release Buckles for Easy Donning and Doffing. The BCD also comes standard with Oceanic's Patented Adjustable Depth Compensating Cummerbund. BCD comes equipped with Oceanic's Alliance Integrated Inflator. Ergonomically designed to be Functional and Easy-to-Use in any Dive Position, the Alliance Integrated Inflator provides a Full-Range of Airway Exhaust/Inflation Control. Simply Press a Button to Produce-Precise Flow for Trimming Dive Attitude or Maximum Flow for Major-Changes in Buoyancy. A large Exhaust Valve creates a Flow-Rate Higher than the Inflation Rate of the Power Inflator, Improving Diver Control during Ascents. To add to your Buoyancy Control the HERA has a Right-Back Pull-Ball Exhaust/Overpressure Relief Valve and Right-Shoulder Pull-Ball Exhaust/Overpressure Relief Valve. The BCD is also equipped with a Padded Carry Handle and Tank Positioning Strap. The HERA comes with a Low Pressure Quick-Disconnect Hose, is Black in color, includes an Owner's Manual and is covered by a 24 month limited warranty.

The Oceanic HERA Women's BC is commonly used for Cold Water, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Oceanic HERA Women's BC is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Oceanic HERA Women's BC: Comfortable, Durable, Easily Adjustable, Lots Of Features.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months for parts and 24 months for labor.

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Oceanic HERA Women's BC Features

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  • Just for Ladies; Fit, Comfort, Host of Female-Friendly Features and Absolutely-Gorgeous-Styling
  • Women's-Specific BC's Design
  • Built-from-the-Ground-Up Around the Female-Form
  • 300 Female Divers, Instructors and Oceanic Dealers: Detailed -Survey Develop the Ultimate Women's-Specific BC Design
  • Comfortable and Contoured Fit
  • Travel-Friendly, Rugged, Packed with Lift for Local Dives
  • Oceanic's Patented Custom Fit Harness
  • Multi-Position Shoulder Straps and Cummerbund
  • Individual-Comfort and Freedom-of-Movement
  • Hybrid Air Cell: Rear-Inflation BC with Wrap-Around-Design
  • Improved-Upright-Orientation when Inflated-on-the-Surface
  • High-Lift with XS Delivering 20.46 lbs (9.3 kg) to the LG Providing 40.7 lbs (18.5 kg) of Lift
  • Built-to-Last:
    Fadeless 500 Denier Nylon Air-Cell
    Fadeless 1000 Denier Cordura Shoulder and Pocket Panels
  • Oceanic's QLR Integrated Weight System:
    Releasable Capacity: 20 lbs (9.1 kg)
    QLR Assures Weights Say-in-Position, Do-Not-Shift-Around Affecting Buoyancy or Position in Water
    Simple-to-Load and Easy-to-Release
    Oceanic's Patented "Positive-Lock" System Ensure Weights Stay-Put
  • Non-Releasable Trim Pocket Capacity: 10 lbs (5 kg)
  • Padded Back Pack and Adjustable Position Sternum Strap
  • Generous Zippered Utility Pockets
  • 2-Pre-Bent Welded Stainless Steel D-Rings on Shoulders
  • Multiple Standard D-Rings
  • Integrated Instrument Retractor Mount (retractor not included, see SKU: OCNBCR)
  • Spinner Knife (see SKU: OCNKSP) Mounting Grommets
  • Torso Adjustable Shoulder Straps
  • Shoulder Straps, Waist Strap and Sternum Strap Equipped with Squeeze-Style" Quick-Release Buckles
  • Easy Donning and Doffing
  • Oceanic's Patented Adjustable Depth Compensating Cummerbund
  • Oceanic's Alliance Integrated Inflator:
    Ergonomically Designed
    Functional and Easy-to-Use
    Full-Range of Airway Exhaust/Inflation Control
    Large Exhaust Valve
  • Right-Back and Right-Shoulder Pull-Ball Exhaust/Overpressure Relief Valves
  • Padded Backpack, Carry Handle and Tank Positioning Strap
  • Low Pressure Quick-Disconnect Hose
  • Color: Black/Blue
  • Owner's Manual
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Oceanic HERA Women's BC Specifications

Buoyancy Bag
Xs: 20.46 Lbs (9.3 Kg), Sm: 27.2 Lbs (12.36 Kg), Md: 34 Lbs (15.45 Kg), Lg: 40.7 Lbs (18.5 Kg)
Valves
Shoulder And Lower Right Pull Dump/Over Pressure Relief Valves
Pockets
2, Zippered
Shoulder Straps
Torso Adjustable
Stainless Steel Rings
Yes, 2-Pre-Bent, 4-Standard
Waist Strap
Adjustable Waist Strap With Cummerbund
Oral Inflator
Oceanic'S Reliant Integrated Inflator With Cable Activated Pull Dump
Bcd Materials
Air Cell: Fadeless 500 Denier Nylon, Shoulder And Pocket Panels: Fadeless 1000 Denier Cordura
Weight Integrated
Yes
Weight Capacity
Releasable: 20 Lbs (9 Kg), Non-Releasable: 10 Lbs (5 Kg)
Available in the Following Sizes:
Large, Medium, Small, X-Small
Chest Buckle
Yes, Adjustable Sternum Strap
Oceanic Hera Womens BC Size Chart
  X-Small Small Medium Large
Height 5'0"-5'5" 5'2"-5'7" 5'7"-6'0" 5'11"-6'2"
Weight (pounds) 100-125 120-155 150-175 180-210
Waist (inches) 28-36 30-38 32-40 34-42
Chest (inches) 26-36 30-40 34-44 38-48
Lift Capacity (pounds) 19 26 34 40
Weight Capacity (pounds) 20 dumpable, 10 trim 20 dumpable, 10 trim 20 dumpable, 10 trim 20 dumpable, 10 trim
Product Weight (pounds) 8 lbs. 12 oz. 8 lbs. 13 oz. 9 lbs. 9 lbs, 2 oz
Air XS 2 14" or 16" 14" or 16" 16" 16"

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  • Comfortable (8)
  • Easily adjustable (8)
  • Lots of features (8)
  • Durable (7)

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    Best Uses

    • Recreation (7)
    • Warm water (6)
    • Cold water (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (3), Recreational diver (3)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (5), Drift diving (4), Night diving (4), Wreck diving (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    5.0

    Solid Product, No Complaints.

    By Mr Clean

    from Winnipeg, MB

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easily Adjustable
    • Secure Weight Pouches
    • Tailored Fit For Women

    Cons

    • Hose Clips Are Stiff

    Best Uses

    • Recreation
    • Warm Water

    Comments about Oceanic HERA Women's BC:

    I bought this BC for my wife. She has used several BCs while diving and is thrilled to have her own! She loves the fit of this BC and enjoyed diving it in Cozumel. She did 12 dives in 7 days including 2 night dives. Her only complaint surrounded the hose clips that come with the BC. They are extremely stiff and are hard to attach and detach gear to.

    • Diving Type:
    • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Fits great

    By Kathy

    from Pembroke Pines, FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easily Adjustable
    • Lots Of Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Oceanic HERA Women's BC:

        Very comfortable, great fit, and easy to control buoyancy. I originally got a medium based one size chart, but I had to adjust everything to it's tightest settings. I exchanged it for a small and the fit is much better. I am 5'7", 142 lbs. If you are new to diving or just need all new equipment, I would recommend the 'create your own package' feature of this website. Definitely saves you money.

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        • No

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        5.0

        SHE LOVES IT

        By DR. CADE

        from OMAHA, NE

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Easily Adjustable
        • Lots Of Features

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Water
          • Extreme Depths
          • Recreation
          • Warm Water

          Comments about Oceanic HERA Women's BC:

          FITS HER PERFECTLY. TRIED SEVERAL BC'S WHILE DOING CERTIFICATION WORK. OCEANIC HAD SOME OF THE BEST FEATURES AND HEAVY DUTY RUGGED CONSTRUCTION.COMPLETELY ADJUSTABLE AND EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE. WOULD RECOMMEND EVEN TO THE MOST FINICKY.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Nice, but runs large

          By Jackie

          from Maryland

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Lots Of Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Water
            • Recreation
            • Shore Diving
            • Warm Water

            Comments about Oceanic HERA Women's BC:

            I bought this BC since it was designed for women. I'm 5'6" and 155lbs and bought medium, but in hindsight should have bought a small. The BC feels big and clunky, especially during wreck dives. After about 10 dives, one of the pocket zippers broke. This BC is heavier than my old second hand BC which isn't a good thing considering I travel with it. My dive buddy bought the same BC and loves it, so I guess my advice is to make sure you get the right size.

            Service and delivery comments:

            As always, LeisurePro delivered this BC in phenomal time. Do you have your own shipping company? :-)

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

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            5.0

            Great Women's BC

            By TK

            from Princeton, NJ

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Easily Adjustable
            • Lots Of Features

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Cold Water
            • Recreation
            • Warm Water

            Comments about Oceanic HERA Women's BC:

            I finally decided to upgraded to an integrated BC just before we left for our dive trip to Little Caymen. Let me tell you, not having to put on a weight belt while diving was liberating. I also enjoyed the large and easy to access pockets. There were plenty of hooks in convenient locations. The BC was very easy to adjust to fit my body length. The BC was very comfortable to wear both in and out of the water. It took me a couple of dives to get completely used to the BC but I would say my buoyancy control is even better (and it was very good before) and made it even easier to take amazing underwater photographs. It was a great investment and I only wonder why I didn't upgrade sooner.

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

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            Shopper  I see on my Hera that the hose is a 26in, is this standard size?
            EDWIN H  I am sorry I don't know if that is standard or not but I do know that I really love my Hera!
            Shopper  Does this BCD have a rigid back-plate?
            TOM P  It has a hard surface for the tank but it does not cover the whole back of the BC. My wife has over three hundred dives and no complaints if that helps.
            Cindy C  What is total dry weight on this bcd in M?
            HARVEY C  My wife's Oceanic Hera Medium size weighs 9 pounds.
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