is this bc good for beginners?
Absolutely: My initial BCD was bought in 1995 when I first got certified. I wore it until it literally came apart. It lasted me those 15 years and some 300+ dives. When I had to go shopping for a new one I was looking for a simple BCD at a descent price. I found this Tusa BCD to be simple enough and easy to use. It has plenty of pockets for your weights, plenty of rings to snap on accessories ( computer, lights, knifes, compass, etc.) and the quick weight- release is a nice extra ( With my old one , I wore a weight belt). The pockets are big and easy to get to. It fits snug and has buckles to adjust them if necessary. It's ideal for beginners and even intermediate and expert divers. I did not see the need to spend $300, $400 or even more for a BCD. I'm happy with it.
It is a good beginner BC. This was my boyfriend's first BC and he enjoyed using it. The only real issue he had was with the quick release system for the weights.
Yes, would be great for a beginner! I have dove mine im guessing 45 + times.. Very happy and would not trade it! I spearfish, and it has plenty of D rings and is not too bulky.. Perfect for my needs.
I am an experienced diver and chose this BCD as the best features for the money.
The side and back floatation should be good for a beginner. It takes a little practice to get used to the locking mechanism on the integrated weight system. Just make sure your buddy double checks that your weights are secured. There is an indicator that says "Locked" when they have clicked into place.
Nice feature is all the adjustment to size so that you can use it whether is warm or cold water gear.
Really no negatives. Enjoy blowing some bubbles!
KEITH A K
Yes this bc is good for a beginner. The only issue we have had with it is it is not easy getting the integrated weights in and out.
Yes, it is comfortable and easy to use.
I have been diving for many years but not frequently so I am not a true beginner but this is the first BCD I have ever bought. It is a simple straight forward design and should be easy to use. It was plenty comfortable and is very adjustable. Surface flotation is comfortable as well. I think it is a good basic BCD
yes this BC is good for beginners. I am an advanced diver and will try this vest on tuesday with a 100 cubic ft tank and pony bottle. Vest worked well in Bonaire we'll see how it measures up in North Carolina wreck diving.
Great all around BC. Bought it for a beginner and he loved it. Would buy it again!
I really like the Tusa Liberator Sigma BCD. I used it for the first time last month in Cabo on 8 dives. It has a nice fit and stays tight against the body during the dive. The tank is held securely in place. It was easy to manuever through the water in this BCD. I could stay level and alter position easily and this is not true with all jackets so the air chamber is well designed. The handles are easty to locate and operate and it has two big pockets. It is an excellent value at the price. When loading weight into the jacket I found the weight pocket handles a little difficult to operate when loading back into jacket, but once in they are secure and very easy to find and extract so I really don't have a problem with them. I believe this BCD will be enjoyed by both beginners and experienced divers.
I found the weight releases to be cumbersome. I would recommend another BC if you are looking for integrated weight. However, the price is nice if that is not a concern.
I have used it on many dives and love it. Easy operation in all aspects.
Good question. In my opinion this is not a bad BCD, but it also is not necessarily the best of buys. This BCD has the peculiarity that it's a little smaller than it should be. A large sized Tusa is equivalent to a Medium in other brands. (Tusa is a little smaller than it should be for its size). Also, the nylon band for the tank is a little too high. I give it a 3.5 out of 5. Not too bad, but could be better. On the other hand it is a good price for having integrated weights. Just make sure it is a good fit for you and it'll be fine.
This bc is a great value and an excellent bc for any level. It is slighlt bulky with the bigger pockets, but I actually like this for my camera or extra weights. I have over 50 dives on this bc so far with no complaints.
Definitely, it has everything a beginning diver needs and more as long as they plan on diving in a warm to moderately warm environment. The integrated weight pockets are nice but are not big enough to add the extra weight it would take if someone was wearing a 7mm - 9mm wet suit or a dry suit. But if you are planning on using it for water 65 degrees or warmer then I would say you should be fine.
Because Leisure Pro would not stand behind other products they sold, I am no longer doing business with them. I have spent a good deal of money in the past, but when a time arrived to back 2 flashlights worth $21 each they declined to support the product. They were miss-advertised for 500 feet but failed in 40, due to this lack of product support, I will not continue to do business with them.
this is a good beginners bc. simple to use, sturdy and dependable with lots of rings to clip things to. very comfortable underwater, too.
I bought it after having much experience diving. I had no issues using it though, and the ease of use was great. Integrated quick release weight pouches are a big plus so you don't have to wear a weight belt. I still dive this BCD and am more than happy with my purchase.