About Oceanic Islander BC, Black/Blue

This Lightweight Champion Weighing in at only 6 lbs (2.73 kg), the Islander BC is out to make your diving experiences as comfortable as possible. BCD has a Streamlined, Integrated Weight System. This is the Ultimate-Travel BC with a Perfect-Balance of Features-and-Benefits that makes diving a pure joy. The Islander keeps things simple with a Clean, Straightforward Design that focuses on Comfort-and-Convenience. If your Travel-Plans call for Lightweight Luggage, then the Islander BC is definitely for you.

Streamlined "Quick Drop" Weight Integration System; the Weight Pouches are much Easy-to-Load and even Easier-to-Release with a Capacity of up to 14 lbs (6.36 kg). A Comfort Rolled Neoprene Neck Collar provides Ultimate Comfort. The BCD comes with 2 Carabineer Clips with 16 Attachment Points for Easy, One-Handed Accessory Attachment. The Low Profile Rear Inflation Bladder Minimizes Dag for great Hydrodynamics while you cruise the reef. The Islander BC provides 26 to 30 lbs (11.82 to 13.64 kg) of Lift depending on the size. Built-to-Last with a Durable Nylon Air Cell and Fadeless Denier Nylon Shoulder Panels and Pockets, this BCD will give you years of reliable use.

The Islander BC has 2-Large Zippered Pockets that are easy to get into, providing enough room to store your Light, Extra Mask, Pocket Snorkel, and more! The BCD is also Set-Up to Except an Optional Integrated Retractor System and both Pockets have Grommets for Mounting a BC Knife. Oceanic's Depth Compensating Cummerbund is manufactured from a unique Woven Elastic Material that Eliminates-the-need-to-Readjust as your Suit Compresses at Depth. Oceanic's Cummerbund offers up to 8" (20.3 cm) of Adjustment to Fit-a-Wide Range of Sizes. The Heavy Duty Padding Backpack provides Comfort both Above-and-Below the Surface without having to Sacrifice the Stability of a Hard Backpack. This Low-Profile Backpack is equipped with a Carry and Cylinder Positioning Strap. BCD has Built-In Lumbar Support.

The BCD's Waist Strap, Torso Shoulder Adjustment Straps and the Sternum Strap all have Squeeze-Style" Quick-Release Buckles for Easy Donning and Doffing. 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. The Islander BC comes with a Low Pressure Quick-Disconnect Hose, is Black/Blue in color, includes an Owner's Manual and is covered by a 24 month limited warranty.

The Oceanic Islander BC, Black/Blue is commonly used for Cold Water, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Oceanic Islander BC, Black/Blue is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced Diver, Recreational Diver among others. The Oceanic Islander BC, Black/Blue is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Oceanic Islander BC, Black/Blue: 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 Islander BC, Black/Blue Features

  • Lightweight Champion
  • Ultimate-Travel BC: Only 6 lbs (2.73 kg)
  • Streamlined, Integrated Weight System
  • Perfect-Balance of Features-and-Benefits
  • Clean, Straightforward Design
  • Focuses on Comfort-and-Convenience
  • Streamlined "Quick Drop" Weight Integration System: Easy Loading and Easier-to-Release
    Weight Capacity: Up to 14 lbs (6.36 kg)
  • Comfort Rolled Neoprene Neck Collar Provides Ultimate Comfort
  • 2 Carabineer Clips with 16 Attachment Points for Easy, One-Handed Accessory Attachment
  • Low Profile Rear Inflation Bladder Minimizes Dag, Improves Hydrodynamics
  • Lift: 26 to 30 lbs (11.82 to 13.64 kg)
  • Durable Nylon Denier Air Bladder, Shoulder Panels and Pockets
  • 2-Large Zippered Pockets: Room to Stow Light, Extra Mask, Pocket Snorkel, and More!
  • Optional Integrated Retractor System
  • Grommets for Mounting BC Knife
  • Depth Compensating Cummerbund: Eliminates-the-need-to-Readjust as Suit Compresses at Depth
  • Cummerbund Offers Up to 8" (20.3 cm) of Adjustment to Fit-a-Wide Range of Sizes
  • Heavy Duty Padding Backpack: Provides Comfort Above-and-Below the Surface
  • Carry and Cylinder Positioning Strap
  • Built-In Lumbar Support
  • Oceanic's Alliance Integrated Inflator:
    Ergonomically Designed
    Functional and Easy-to-Use
    Full-Range of Airway Exhaust/Inflation Control
    Large Exhaust Valve
  • Waist Strap, Torso Adjustment Straps and Sternum Strap Have Squeeze-Style" Quick-Release Buckles
  • Easy of Donning and Doffing
  • Low Pressure Quick-Disconnect Hose
  • Color: Black/Blue
  • Owner's Manual
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Oceanic Islander BC, Black/Blue Specifications

Bc Body
Back Inflator
Buoyancy Bag
26 To 30 Lbs (11.82 To 13.64 Kg)
Valves
Shoulder Pull Dump/Over Pressure Relief Valve
Pockets
2, Zippered
Shoulder Straps
Torso Adjustable
Stainless Steel Rings
No, 2-Carabineer Clips
Waist Strap
Adjustable Waist Strap With Cummerbund
Oral Inflator
Oceanic'S Alliance Integrated Inflator
Bcd Materials
Air Cell: 420-Denier Nylon, Shoulder Panels And Pockets: 1600-Denier Fadeless Nylon Fabric
Weight Integrated
Yes
Weight Capacity
Releasable: 14 Lbs (6.36 Kg) Non-Releasable: 10 Lbs (4.55 Kg)
Weight
6 Lbs (2.73 Kg)
Available in the Following Sizes:
2X-Large, X-Large
Chest Buckle
Yes, Adjustable Sternum Strap
Oceanic Islander BC Size Chart
  Small Medium Large X-Large 2X-Large
Height 5'2"-5'7" 5'7"-6'0" 5'11"-6'2" 6'2"-6'5" 6'2"-6'5"
Weight (pounds) 120-155 150-175 180-210 195-240 230-270
Waist (inches) 30-38 32-40 34-42 38-46 40-48
Chest (inches) 30-40 34-44 38-48 40-50 42-52
Lift Capacity (pounds) 26 26 30 30 30
Weight Capacity (pounds) 14 dumpable, 10 trim 14 dumpable, 10 trim 14 dumpable, 10 trim 14 dumpable, 10 trim 14 dumpable, 10 trim
Product Weight (pounds) 5 lbs. 10 oz 5 lbs. 12 oz 6 lbs. 6 lbs. 4 oz 6 lbs. 4 oz
Air XS 2 16" 16" 16" 18" 18"

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (16)
  • Easily adjustable (14)
  • Durable (9)
  • Lots of features (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (14)
    • Warm water (12)
    • Cold water (4)
    • Professional (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced diver (10), Recreational diver (5), Beginner (3), Divemaster (3)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (5), Wreck diving (4), Night diving (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very comfortable, safe and easy to use

    Well guys, I'm a Bulgarian Advanced OW diver, having more than 50 certified + more non-certified dives. I'm diving in Black Sea (known by the big amplitude between deeps: surface 25C, on...Read complete review

    Well guys, I'm a Bulgarian Advanced OW diver, having more than 50 certified + more non-certified dives. I'm diving in Black Sea (known by the big amplitude between deeps: surface 25C, on 30 meters around 7-9C), Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea and Red Sea. My previous BCD was ScubaPro. I was ok, but it wasn't very comfortable for video-shooting. Oceanic is different. Actually, you will not feel the air in your jacket. No pressure on body or some embarrassment on shoulders. The construction of this BCD is extremely clever. With it, you can move easier and in a spectacular free way. Witch was my aim, because I'm an amateur video shooter and a need a lot of freedom down the water. Congratulations to Oceanic and I should say: guys, if you need a free ride down there, I strongly recommend you this Oceanic BCD!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good for travel, but not much else

    Small, lightweight BC. Good for travel, but not well suited for anything beyond that. No D-rings, only 2 caribiners.
    The lack of D rings limits growth potential ( less room for...Read complete review

    Small, lightweight BC. Good for travel, but not well suited for anything beyond that. No D-rings, only 2 caribiners.
    The lack of D rings limits growth potential ( less room for primary light, safety gear, reel ).
    On the plus side, very comfortable, small and lightweight.
    Not much lift however at only 29 lbs, and the one tank strap is poorly configured/placed. The slack from the cumberbund feeds out and is bundled right where your tank WOULD come in contact with the rubber gripping area, however, because I had to take in the waist, my tank barely made contact with the rubber...my tank DROPPED out of my BC twice...once IN the water.

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    5.0

    good BC, works and looks cool

    By Ninshark

    from Berkeley, CA

    About Me Beginner

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    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easily Adjustable
    • Lots Of Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water
      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Oceanic Islander BC, Black/Blue:

      This is a great BC, it's cool, has pockets on front and back. works very well. I wish the power inflater were more of a 'button', it sorta is, but it's less 'intuitive' than a straight out button you press on a generic machine, but you can get used to it. Comes with a D-ring which is very useful. I also wish it had more rubber traction on where the tank is strapped on so it doesn't slip out.

      Lastly, it has some surprise fasteners for your octopus and console that I didn't see until I bought it. great!

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      5.0

      Great BC

      By Mike

      from Space Coast FL

      About Me Advanced Diver

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easily Adjustable
      • Lots Of Features

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Extreme Depths
        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Oceanic Islander BC, Black/Blue:

        I bought this used, and love it. It's small and very comfortable, love having carabiners for all my gear.

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

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        4.0

        great product

        By Kim

        from Englewood, FL

        About Me Novice Diver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Adjustable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recreation

          Comments about Oceanic Islander BC, Black/Blue:

          I am new to scuba diving, but am quite pleased with this BC. For such a great price, it's hard to not like this BC that fits well, is easy to get ready and most of all performs well.

          • Diving Type:
          • Open Water Diving

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          5.0

          Very comfortable, safe and easy to use

          By Ivan BG

          from Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe

          About Me Advanced Diver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Easily Adjustable
          • Lots Of Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recreation
            • Used on 45 meters ok
            • Warm Water

            Comments about Oceanic Islander BC, Black/Blue:

            Well guys, I'm a Bulgarian Advanced OW diver, having more than 50 certified + more non-certified dives. I'm diving in Black Sea (known by the big amplitude between deeps: surface 25C, on 30 meters around 7-9C), Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea and Red Sea. My previous BCD was ScubaPro. I was ok, but it wasn't very comfortable for video-shooting. Oceanic is different. Actually, you will not feel the air in your jacket. No pressure on body or some embarrassment on shoulders. The construction of this BCD is extremely clever. With it, you can move easier and in a spectacular free way. Witch was my aim, because I'm an amateur video shooter and a need a lot of freedom down the water. Congratulations to Oceanic and I should say: guys, if you need a free ride down there, I strongly recommend you this Oceanic BCD!

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

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Solid, warm water BCD

            By Joe Chemist

            from Northern Virginia

            About Me Recreational Diver

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easily Adjustable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recreation
              • Warm Water

              Comments about Oceanic Islander BC, Black/Blue:

              Bought two of these for Aruba. Both of us are occasional/recreational divers. The nylon tank belt seemed to have stretched out during our first two dives(I recommend doing this several times right after purchase); but after that it was a solid, functional BCD. Unexpectedly, we got two different models- the small did not have the non-dumpable weight pockets (which are nice), and the dumpable pockets on the small weren't quite as nice (and without a clear explanation of how to use them, or pictures- Oceanic needs to do a better job there). Excellent travel BCD, easy to clean and use. On one dive the air did not appear to be releasing/redistributing properly, and had to do a bottoms-up air dump from the valve, which was a bit irritating- but very easy to do once we figured it out.
              Lightweight, easy to use, and especially easy to clean and carry; but perhaps not enough lift for very large folks (excellent for us!).
              The Probe I had was a bit large, and the nylon tore after a couple dozen dives. These are much nicer to travel with, though the Islander does not appear to have as many attachment points.

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

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              Melissa K  Does this BC have an adjustable tank strap, to keep the height of the BC the same during setup?
              RICK B  Yes.
              victor s  HI...I am considering this BC and am unsure of the size to get. I am male, 5'11" and 171 lbs. I wear a 5 mm wetsuit with jacket and integrated hood and need 17 - 18 lbs. of added weights. What size would you recommend for me?
              MIKE W  I'm 6'-1", 210 and bought a large.
              victor s  hi I have doubt about this BC and the Oceanic Probe LX BC Medium ...How much weight they can carry on the weight integration system?
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