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Cressi Start Pro BCD

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love this BCD

By rheslin2

i bought this bcd thinking it would get me thru until i could afford a nicer one, however, i wouldnt trade it for the world, i have made over fifty dives in this bcd now and i love it. it is very rugged, and can stand up to just about anything ive thrown at it, the fold up weight pockets are a great design, and it feels better on then any other bcd ive ever owned, travles well, just an over all great product! i plan on buying two more for my sons.

 

great bcd

By rheslin2

had my doubts about the folding weight pocket design, but after using them ..... i really like the design, the BCD is very well constructed, all valves and hoses are easily accessable, over this is a great BCD for beginners to advanced diver, very comfortable.

Designed primarily as a rental BC for resorts and dive schools, the Start Pro gives students and customers the stability of a jacket style BC and the convenience of weight integration. Diver operators will appreciate its bullet-proof construction" using 1000 and 500 Denier Cordura and large, easily seen size markings on the shoulder. Integrated gravity type weight pockets use rugged quick-release buckles for easy ditching of weight in an emergency and can hold up to 20 lbs. (9 kg) of soft or hard block lead weights. BC has 2-large cargo pockets with hook and loop closures and D-rings all for accessory storage and attachment. A rigid padded backpack and carry handle provide stability and ease of transport.

Buoyancy control is made easy with the 3-exhaust valves and Cressi's Power Inflator that comes standard with a 3/8" threaded low pressure quick-disconnect hose. With two over pressure relief/dump valves 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. Adjusting the BCD to size is facilitated by the torso adjustable shoulders, sternum and waist straps. All straps are equipped with squeeze-style" side-release buckles for quick and easy donning and doffing. The Start Pro BC provides lift capacities of 29.2 lbs. to 45 lbs. (13.25 kg to 20.14 kg) depending on the size. BCD has a single cam cylinder band and comes with an owner's manual.

Start Pro

Start Pro

The stability of a jacket style BC and the convenience of weight integration

Designed primarily as a rental BC for resorts and dive schools, the Start Pro gives students and customers the stability of a jacket style BC and the convenience of weight integration. Diver operators will appreciate its bullet-proof construction using 1000 and 500 Denier Cordura and large, easily seen size markings on the shoulder.

  • Integrated weight pockets use rugged quick-release buckles
  • 2 large pockets cargo pockets with velcro closure
  • Rigid padded backpack and carry handle
  • Three exhaust valves for buoyancy adjustment in any position
  • 2 technopolymer d-rings
  • Ultra durable construction
  • 2 spring-clip holding rings
  • Size printed clearly on the harness. CE Certification EN 250 – EN 1809

Start Pro
Start Pro

More resistant to erosion

The size is clearly visible on the shoulder strap. Made in resistance 1000 Denier Cordura (outside panel) and 500 Denier (inside layer). The Denier Nylon Cordura is more resistant to erosion caused by long-term friction and extends the duration of the weldings.

Start Pro

The strap can be tightened while the jacket is deflated without squeezing the diver's stomach

The waist strap is independent of the air bladder. The strap can be tightened while the jacket is deflated without squeezing the diver's stomach when the jacket is inflated. Inflator with a double air filtration system; under the hose connection stem and around the valve. The inflator can easily be rinsed to remove sand and other debris. The backplate system is made by ultra-durable thermoplastic truly small and compact for lightness.

Start Pro

Features weight pockets

Compare to the Start this model features the integrated weight pockets, a must-have in case of danger for a quick ascent to the surface. Thanks to the rugged quick-release buckles it is easier to release the weight and lighten up the equipment. It has also 2 more 32mm D-rings above the pockets.

Start Pro

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

http://www.cressi.com/

800-338-9143

Cressi Start Pro BCD Features

  • Cressi Start Pro BCD:
  • 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
  • Convenience of Weight Integration
  • 1000 and 500 Denier Cordura Construction
  • Large, Easily-Seen Size Markings on Shoulder
  • Integrated Gravity Type Weight Pockets:
    Rugged Quick-Release Buckles
    Easy Ditching of Weight in an Emergency
    Weight Capacity: 20 lbs. (9 kg) of Soft or Hard Block Lead Weights
  • 2 Large Cargo Pockets with hook and loop 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
  • Straps Equipped w/Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckles for Quick-&-Easy Donning & Doffing
  • Lift Capacities: 29.2 lbs. to 45 lbs. (13.25 kg to 20.4 kg) Size Dependent
  • Single Cam Cylinder Band
  • Owner's Manual

Cressi Start Pro BCD Customer Reviews

Review Summary

 
4.2

(based on 16 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

love this BCD

i bought this bcd thinking it would get me thru until i could afford a nicer one, however, i wouldnt trade it for the world, i have made over fifty dives in this bcd now and i love it. it is very rugged, and can stand up to just about anything ive thrown at it, the fold up weight pockets are a great design, and it feels better on then any other bcd ive ever owned, travles well, just an over all great product! i plan on buying two more for my sons.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a comfortable BC

I'm a PADI Divemaster and have gone on over 100 dives using this BC. Although I have been using the BC for a while it is more a result of not wanting to pay for a new BC than anything else. These are the problems I have with it: 1) The strap is very high up on the BC, this means during your dives the 1st stage of the tank will be hitting you in the back of your head- reducing your possible head positions and making it difficult to look up. 2) The tank slides. During the dive the tank will o...

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Reviewed by 16 customers

 

This is a great BCD

By Torpedo

This is a great starter BCD. Also, great value. easy to use and maintain

 

Does everything it should...very well.

By Scuba1102

Just completed my 12th dive with this BC. Just a very good basic BC. Everything works and it's not large and cumbersome. Easy to float on your on back while waiting to climb back in boat. Some people have doubts about the weight intregation design. I love it. It's really easy to load up the pouches...especially on crowded, rocking boats! Max weight is about 7 lbs per side. I'd prefer zippered side pockets but the velcro works ok. Overall very nice.

 

Awesome product

By Scuba t.

We use this item in Oregon and Washington where the weather and water tends to the colder side. It's nice to have a no nonsense BCD that is easy to get into and out of that requires little if any adjustment.

 

Great purchase

By Jenny

As a woman, I like the fit of this BC. It is easy to adjust and comfortable to wear on land and in the water. The weight pockets are a great feature as well.

 

Nice BCD

By tazman

I'm a DiveMaster and FINALLY got my wife into diving. I bought her this BCD & it works very well. She diving much better having her out set-up. I highly recommend it. Great for beginners, "casually divers" or kids. Integrated weights & velcro pockets are great!

 

great bcd

By rheslin2

had my doubts about the folding weight pocket design, but after using them ..... i really like the design, the BCD is very well constructed, all valves and hoses are easily accessable, over this is a great BCD for beginners to advanced diver, very comfortable.

 

love this BCD

By rheslin2

i bought this bcd thinking it would get me thru until i could afford a nicer one, however, i wouldnt trade it for the world, i have made over fifty dives in this bcd now and i love it. it is very rugged, and can stand up to just about anything ive thrown at it, the fold up weight pockets are a great design, and it feels better on then any other bcd ive ever owned, travles well, just an over all great product! i plan on buying two more for my sons.

 

Well made, Heavy construction

By Roland W.

Delivery was really fast. I ordered the BC on Tuesday morning and it was on my doorstep Thursday afternoon. I chose the free 5-7day shipping.

 

Great BC without breaking the bank

By Roland W.

Delivery was quick and package arrived in pristine condition.

 

Very good

By Lulita

Perfect

 

Pros and Cons

By Atom L.

from New York, NY, US

I'm an experienced Divemaster and I've dove over 100 dives with this BC. Pros: Looks cool, emergency release valves are handy, has never broken/ everything still works after 3 years. Good travel BC. Cons: Price, for what you're getting its really just any old BC, it takes about 5-10 dives to get used to, but whenever I switch to someone else's BC it is rare that I prefer mine over theirs. Weight storage sucks, no pockets on the back, doesn't allow for integrated weights. Weight pockets on the side make it really hard to take weights out underwater without them plummeting to the bottom. Buoyancy issues: I always feel after a half tank my buoyancy gets really bad and I can no longer achieve perfect buoyancy just through breathing, I need to start using my fins otherwise I'll just hang upside down.

 

Poor integrated weight design

By Greg B.

from Ventura, CA, US

Bought this for my wife. Fits great. Looks good, well bult. Simple and utilitarian. Negatives: She has lost weights out of her weight pockets 3 times while diving. The closure system is just flawed. If you put 5-6 pound weights in them, they will slide out when horizontal, eventually. Also, there should be at least 1-2 D-rings and there are none at all to clip a light or compass to. Heavier divers will need to figure out how to carry additional weight.

 

CRESSI PRO BC

By LINDA P.

from Orlando , FL, US

I would recommend... I would also recommend wearing a few times in the water. Because of its stiffness, I almost lost my tank the first dive, and the 2nd I lost my weight in one pocket even though it was still clipped. The BC is comfortable and quite durable. Thanks Leisure Pro!

 

Not a comfortable BC

By James F.

from New York, NY, US

I'm a PADI Divemaster and have gone on over 100 dives using this BC. Although I have been using the BC for a while it is more a result of not wanting to pay for a new BC than anything else. These are the problems I have with it: 1) The strap is very high up on the BC, this means during your dives the 1st stage of the tank will be hitting you in the back of your head- reducing your possible head positions and making it difficult to look up. 2) The tank slides. During the dive the tank will often slide to the left or the right of the BC so it is hanging off, you can do a dive like this without fear of the tank falling out however it really throws off your buoyancy 3) Not a comfortable BC, my back always kills after dives with this BC, my buoyancy is always much worse with the BC. I've used quite a few different BCs and never have this problems unless its a size related issue. While clearly you can survive with the BC (as I mentioned before I did over 100 dives with this) there are much more comfortable models out there- Cressi and otherwise.

 

The little BCD that could

By Kip S.

from Pensacola, FL, US

I used to rent these to patrons of the dive shop/charter service where I worked. The customers liked them so much I eventually tried one out and loved it. Simple, durable. What's not to like?

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Questions & Answers

Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
Richard C  I learned to dive with this same BCD. Its bullet proof and comfortable.
MR A  Hi name is Bruno Andujar,I am Scuba Diver. I bought this item because the price and quality is good. I will use for my dive school and shop as well.
Shopper  On the oral inflator. Can you activate the pull dump valve from any position or does it have to be above my head?
NELSON A  they are two separate valves, if your deflating via the pull dump the air escapes a port near your shoulder if your deflating via the oral inflator then yes you need to make it the highest point so the air can escape correctly
Shopper  Does this come with the hose that connects to your first stage?
MR A  No, this doesn't came with the hose, but you can buy one with $10 or 20 is not big deal.
JODY B  No however this unit is a great starter set that holds up very well. We have used them all over the globe with guaranteed results.
JASON G  No, but the hoses are inexpensive.
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