Sea Quest Pearl i3 BCD

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About Sea Quest Pearl i3 BCD

The Pearl i3 is the Best Ladies Buoyancy Compensator (BC) ever Built by Aqua Lung that combines Superior Fit, Comfort and Style for all Female Divers. For Real Women who come in all shapes and sizes, the Pearl offers a Multi-Set Adjustable Waistband that allows up to 6" (15.2 cm) of Adjustment and a Wide Adjusting Torso Shoulder Straps that allows them to Fine-Tune the Fit to their Body. It Incorporates a Plush Back Lining, Padded Rolled Collar and Aqua Lung's Customary Sports Bra for added Comfort and Stability. The Pearli3 features the Patented and Innovative Sure-Lock II Mechanical Weight Release System with 20 lbs (9 kg) Capacity in all sizes. The Sure-Lock II is Easy to Load and remains Secure until you want to release it. The Sure-Lock II Weight Pockets align themselves. Just Insert-the-Pocket until it "Clicks". To make attaching the Weight Pockets Easier, there are two Lobe-Retaining D-Rings that can be used to Hold-the-Lobes Stationary during Weight Pouch Insertion. A simple, Single-Pull Release is all that is needed to jettison the weights in an emergency. The Pearl i3 also has Non-Releasable Weight Capacity in sizes SM to LG from 6 to 10 lbs (2.7 to 4.5 kg).

The Pearl i3 BCD's is built for Comfort and Strength. The Outer Bag is 500D Armor Shield CORDURA; Inner Bag is 420D Urethane Coated Nylon and the Sports Bra Panels are made from Lycra. The Pearl i3 BCD has a Hybrid Air Cell combining the best features of a Jacket Style and a Back Inflation Unit. The Side Air Cell is a Sleeker, Low Profile Lobes with Scalloped Lower Edges to Rise-Above-the-Hips for Better Lift and Comfort. The Patented, Integrated Sports Bra provides added Comfort, Security and Stability.

The i3 Inflator Mechanism has a Single-Touch Control for both Inflation and Deflation. Lift-U- to-Inflate, Push-Down-to-Deflate, what could be more simple? BC provides a Low-Profile with Flat E-Valves that are very Streamlined-and-Effective. They are also "One-Way" which keeps water out. The Multiple Dump features mean that when you depress the i3 Lever, all of the Flat E-Valves Open at once! No more reaching for the wrong valve. Flat E-Valves can be opened by the i3 Control Handle or Opened Manually. If your one who always wants to conserve your Air Supply the Pull-Down Oral Inflator is Easy-to-Deploy and Stow. It can easily be removed should you need an access port for rinsing the inside of the air cell or should you want to attach an Airsource.

To keep organized while diving the Large Pull-Down Left Pocket is just one of three Zippered Utility Pockets that allow you to Stow your Accessories. In Addition, Four Stainless Steel and 2 Plastic D-Rings provide Multiple Attachment Options. Attachment Grommets are available for any one of the fine selection of Aqua Lung BC Knives. Octopus Pockets are on either side to securely Stow your Octopus Regulator. A Small Pocket on the Lower Left Lobe allows the Installation of a Retractor (sold separately). The Pearl i3 also comes equipped with an Over-Molded Carry Handle for Convenient Transport and a Traction Pad built into a Proprietary Contour Backpack to prevent Cylinder Slippage. The Pearl provides from 23 to 44 lbs (10.4 to 20 kg) of Lift, weighs 7.93 lbs (3.6 kg), comes with a Low Pressure 3/8" Threaded Hose, Owner's Manual and is covered by a 24 month limited warranty.

DIVE PINK & FIGHT BREST CANCER! For every Pink BCD $40 will be donated to fight breast cancer.

The Sea Quest Pearl i3 BCD is commonly used for Cold Water, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Sea Quest Pearl i3 BCD is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sea Quest Pearl i3 BCD : Comfortable, Durable, Easily Adjustable, Lots Of Features.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.


Sea Quest Pearl i3 BCD Features

  • Best Ladies Buoyancy Compensator (BC) ever Built by Sea Quest
  • Combines Superior Fit, Comfort and Style for All Female Divers
  • Multi-Set Adjustable Waistband: Allows Up to 6" (15.2 cm) of Adjustment
  • Wide Adjusting Torso Shoulder Straps: Fine-Tune Fit to Body
  • Plush Back Lining, Padded Rolled Collar
  • Patented, Integrated Sports Bra: Provides Added Comfort, Security and Stability
  • Sure-Lock II Weight System:
    Simple, Single Pull Release
    Easy Weight Loading: Insert-and-"Click"
    Weight Capacity: 20 lbs (9 kg) Releasable
  • Non-Releasable Weight Capacity: SM to LG from 6 to 10 lbs (2.7 to 4.5 kg)
  • Lift: 23 to 44 lbs (10.4 to 20 kg)
  • Integrated i3 Inflation / Deflation System with Single-Touch Control
  • i3 Inflator Mechanism: Control for Inflation and Deflation
  • Low-Profile with Flat E-Valves
  • Flat E-Valves: Streamlined-and-Effective, "One-Way" Keep Water Out
  • Flat E-Valves: Activated by i3 Inflator Mechanism or Manually
  • Built for Comfort and Strength:
    Outer Bag: 500D Armor Shield CORDURA
    Inner Bag: 420D Urethane Coated Nylon
    Sports Bra Panels: Lycra
  • Hybrid Air Cell: Jacket Style/Back Inflation Unit
  • Side Air Cell is a Sleeker
  • Low Profile Lobes with Scalloped Lower Edges to Rise-Above-the-Hips for Better Lift and Comfort
  • Large Zippered Pull-Down Left Pocket with 2-Additional Utility Pockets
  • 4-Stainless Steel and 2 Plastic D-Rings provide Multiple Attachment Options
  • Attachment Grommets for BCD Knife
  • Octopus Pockets On-Either Side: Securely Stow Octopus Regulator
  • Small Pocket Lower Left Lobe for Installation of Retractor (sold separately)
  • Over-Molded Carry Handle for Convenient Transport
  • Traction Pad Built into Proprietary Contour Backpack to Prevent Cylinder Slippage
  • Low Pressure 3/8" Threaded Hose
  • Weight: 7.93 lbs (3.6 kg)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Sea Quest Pearl i3 BCD Specifications

Bc Body
Hybrid Air Cell
Buoyancy Bag
23 To 44 Lbs (10.4 To 20 Kg)
Valves
3-Over Pressure/Pull Dump Relief Valves
Pockets
3-Zippered Utility
Shoulder Straps
Torso Adjustable
Stainless Steel Rings
Yes, 4 With 2-Plastic
Waist Strap
Multi-Set Adjustable Waistband
Chest Buckle
No, Sports Bra
Oral Inflator
Yes, I3 Control Handle And Pull-Down Oral Inflator
Materials
Outer Bag: 500D Armor Shield Cordura, Inner Bag: 420D Urethane Coated Nylon, Sports Bra: Lycra
Weight Integrated
Releasable: 20 Lbs (9 Kg) Capacity, Non-Releasable: 6 To 10 Lbs (2.7 To 4.5 Kg)
Available in the Following Colors:
Black/Pink
Available in the Following Sizes:
Large, Medium/Large, Medium, Small, X-Small
Weight
7.93 Lbs (3.6 Kg)
Mfr #
SKU
SQTPI3
Seaquest Pearl I3 BCD Size Chart
  X-Small Small Medium Medium/Large Large
Height 4'8"-5'5" 5'2"-5'7" 5'5"-5'10" 5'7"-6'0"+ 5'7"-6'0"+
Weight (pounds) 90-125 120-145 135-160 155-180 175-210
Chest (inches) 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42
Waist (inches) 28-36 30-38 33-41 36-44 42-50
Lift Capacity (pounds) 24 28 33 37 44
Weight Capacity (pounds) 20 lbs dumpable, 10 trim 20 lbs dumpable, 10 trim 20 lbs dumpable, 10 trim 20 lbs dumpable, 10 trim 20 lbs dumpable, 10 trim
Product weight 8 lbs 8 lbs 8.5 lbs 8.5 lbs 8.5 lbs

Sea Quest Pearl i3 BCD Customer Reviews

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Seaquest Pearl I3 BCD
 
4.4

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (7)
    • Warm water (7)
    • Cold water (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Recreational diver (3)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (8), Wreck diving (5), Drift diving (4), Night diving (4)

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    (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Dange with this BCD

    By Ron

    from West Palm, Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Nothing now

    Cons

    • Does Not Work Well
    • Poor Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about Seaquest Pearl I3 BCD:

    I realize that things can break but this BCD is dangerous. My daughter has had it now for several years and on her last dive the inflate/deflate valve jamed open while she was down and fully inflated. She dumped the air with the dump valve but there was so much air coming into the bcd and the lousy location of the inflate/deflate valve made it impossible to rapidly dump all the air. Luckily she was not that deep when it happend and she survived unhurt. If this had happened at a greater depth, it could have been deadly. I am going to see if the manufacture wants it back to study it, and if not its going into the trash can.

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

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this BCD

    By ScubaMom09

    from Minnesota

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easily Adjustable
    • Lots Of Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water
      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Seaquest Pearl I3 BCD:

      It took me a couple of times to get use to this BCD. I just make a mental note slide my hand up my left thigh then I hit the lever. Once I got use to it I really like it. So much easier to control your buoyancy. Fits so well so comfortable ----

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

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent woman BCD !

      By Clin.Nurse M/s Carnival Ecstasy

      from Golf of Mexico

      About Me Advanced Diver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easily Adjustable
      • Lots Of Features

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Water
        • Extreme Depths
        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Seaquest Pearl I3 BCD:

        I bought this BCD for my girlfriend and she loved it. The i3 system very easy to use and precise to adjust buoyancy. Very confortable and easy to adjust. I bought the man version witch i am waiting for.

        • Diving Type:
        • Drift Diving, Open Water Diving

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Updated Review of Oct 7th Review

        By Ross

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Recreational Diver

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Easily Adjustable
        • I3 system a dream
        • Lots Of Features

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Water
          • Recreation
          • Warm Water

          Comments about Seaquest Pearl I3 BCD:

          This is an awesome BC and my wife loves the I3 system.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Since it appears one cannot update a review once published, even though I stated my intention to update it I provide here an update of my review posted on Oct 27 2009. Originally this product was delivered without the manual, trim weight pockets or MP inflator hose. I was very concerned about this, especially as I planned to use it that weekend. However, LeisurePro were very apologetic and amazing at rectifying the situation. It turns out the XS version does not include trim weights even though the manual says it does. In fact further digging on Aqua Lung's website shows several inconsistencies with respect to this. However LeisurePro said they would send me Mares weight pockets for free. Additionally they shipped me the missing inflator hose and manual and the sent the entire package next day air so it would arrive in time for the dive.

          Thanks Leisure Pro, I am now very impressed with the service and this is truly an awesome BC. I just wish they had the mens ones in-stock in my size so my wife does not have all the fun.

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

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing BCD

          By nerdgirl

          from london, england

          About Me Advanced Diver

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lots Of Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Seaquest Pearl I3 BCD:

              I absolutely love this BCD. It is super comfortable and also about as stylish as you can get with a BCD. My favourite feature of this is the lever inflate/dump (as opposed to usual pull dump). It makes it super easy to adjust your buoyancy. I am also a fan of the integrated weight system, no more bruised hips. All in all, I am in love with my BCD and highly recommend it to anyone.

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              Shopper  Does it come with weights or do you need to purchase those separately?
              RICHARD H  This is Stella, the owner of the BC that Richard purchased for me. In all our diving years (since 1976) we have never seen a BC that comes with weights in it. How would the BCD manufacturer know how much weight an individual would need (depending on neoprene worn, body fat composition, fresh or salt water diving, etc.)? Sometimes people choose to buy weight and a belt if they intend to dive locally, but most people who travel to dive NEVER tote lead weight with them, as a variety of weights are always available at whatever dive operation you go with. This BCD has integrated weight pockets, 4 total, 2 on the tank in back that remain, and 2 pockets in the front that can easily be removed for safety (in the case of emergency dumping of weight) or to hand up on the boat before ascending the ladder if gear is to be handed to a divemaster above. The 4 pockets allow for greater bouyancy control when you are above the reef because the wearer has weight distributed around the person, not just low in front. I hope this question was asked in earnest and not as a joke, because I took the time to clearly explain why a BCD would not come with weights in it.
              Shopper  I'm trying to decide what to get. Why did you pick this one?
              TAMMY M  It is very comfortable, loved the fit and especially love the color. Of course comfort and functionality is really most important and it is both.
              Shopper  Does it come with weights or do you need to purchase those separately?
              RICHARD H  This is Stella, the owner of the BC that Richard purchased for me. In all our diving years (since 1976) we have never seen a BC that comes with weights in it. How would the BCD manufacturer know how much weight an individual would need (depending on neoprene worn, body fat composition, fresh or salt water diving, etc.)? Sometimes people choose to buy weight and a belt if they intend to dive locally, but most people who travel to dive NEVER tote lead weight with them, as a variety of weights are always available at whatever dive operation you go with. This BCD has integrated weight pockets, 4 total, 2 on the tank in back that remain, and 2 pockets in the front that can easily be removed for safety (in the case of emergency dumping of weight) or to hand up on the boat before ascending the ladder if gear is to be handed to a divemaster above. The 4 pockets allow for greater bouyancy control when you are above the reef because the wearer has weight distributed around the person, not just low in front. I hope this question was asked in earnest and not as a joke, because I took the time to clearly explain why a BCD would not come with weights in it.
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