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Cressi Aquaride Blue Pro BCD

4.9
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SKU: CSBARBP

List: $469.95

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  • Dual purpose BCD that is great for travel
  • Light, compact, and easy to pack
  • Can be used with a dry suit and wetsuit
  • Durable and rugged construction
  • All around BC for any dive condition

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Cressi Aquaride Blue Pro BCD Customer Reviews

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4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Very Good BCD

Last weekend I dove with the Aquaride Blue. It is extremely comfortable and that's an understatement. Far more comfortable than the back inflate style that I've been using. Of course they are totally different BCDs and I get that but the comfort level of the Cressi can't be overstated. I also love the control that this BC gives me. On the surface it's wonderful. I can be vertical, laid back, leaning forward and it never tries to push me in one direction or the other. I love it. ...

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Comfortable and versatile

By WARREN W.

from Keithville, LA, US

Tried it at a local freshwater scuba facility yesterday. Had no problems. The weight sleeves snap in securely. Four lbs in each and a couple of smaller weights in the back pockets worked great to keep me upright on surface and submerge easily. Easy to adjust for fit.

 

A winner!

By Karen D.

I love it! I took it to Belize for a fabulous week of scuba diving, and it performed flawlessly. Absolutely no complaints.

 

Great BC at a great price

By mark s.

Have done about 10 dives with it and am happy. I have been using as a travel BC. Although a bit heavier then a travel BC, I like the rigid backplate. Love the integrated weights. Very comfortable. I'm 5'9" 205 lbs and bought a large. Fit is spot on. Lots of metal D-rings. The only downside is the side pockets are a little awkward to get to as they are situated a bit far back. Overall I would buy again.

 

As described.

By SEAN N.

Really comfortable. Fit is perfect. Used for 6 dives so far.

 

Love the Cressi

By Christina B.

from Jacksonville , FL, US

Comfortable and fit great. Great weight distribution. Researched a lot of BCD and this one loved up to my expectations. Would highly recommend.

 

Cressi Aquaride Blue Pro

By ANDREW C.

from Oxford, MD, US

Purchased this to replace an older Aeropro model which is no longer supported by Cressi. Fit was good, no slippage when submerged. Pockets are large and easily accessed, numerous D rings well placed. Weight pockets quite similar to the Aeropro's but not as bulky (took up less room in the dive bag)with the locking system easy to use. Tank strap easy to adjust and held the tank firmly. Lift was adequate. Overall, the BCD is lighter than the previous one, simply due to the material utilized, took some time in getting used to the flexibility.I would recommend this item for any diver looking for a general use BCD and would purchase it again

 

Great choice for first BC

By David O.

from Santa Fe, NM, US

I purchased this BCD as my very first, and I couldn't be happier. It's comfortable and well designed. I took it on a refresher course and discovered I had no issues at all keeping almost perfectly neutrally buoyant. Well thought out and a great deal!

 

Great BC

By Daniel R.

from boca raton, FL, US

Served me well...Comfortable. Nice features at good price.

 

Aquaride Blue Pro BCD performs well

By Steve S.

from Arnprior, ON, CA

Good BCD. No issues to report. Everything worked as advertised.

 

Great BCD

By Phil M.

from NYC, NY, US

Great full featured jacket-style BC at a great price. Lots of metal D rings. Large pockets to store a light or safety sausage. Trim pockets. After trying on several others, this was the one that fit my tall and skinny frame.

 

Total function and comfort!

By garymculver

from Saint Michaels, MD, US

I bought this vest and went straight to the Keys to check it out. This is my first weight-integrated BCD and I'm loving the trim pockets! The pockets are ample and secure, the octopus clip is perfectly located, there are many places to clip on gear and the fit is generous! This is a great piece of gear for a great price!

 

Great BC

By queveq

from Calgary, AB, CA

This BCD is very comfortable and adjustable. Great Fit, Awesome quality. Love it.

 

Great BCD

By Sandy L.

from Hendersonville, NC, US

I love this BCD. Great fit, well made, very comfortable and I love the integrated weights. I almost bought the lighter weight version but after chatting with Leisure Pro "on line" person who was incredible helpful, I went with the more substantial vest. Frank, in customer service was also extremely helpful. This company and their support personnel are great to work with. Thanks Leisure Pro. This is definitely my "go to" place for Scuba gear.

 

Very Happy!

By MICHAEL O.

from New Albany, IN, US

I bought this BCD because of all the good reviews and I was not disappointed. This BCD has lots of D-rings, large pockets, floats well at the surface, and it's very comfortable. I'm very happy with this BCD, and I recommend it to anyone who likes this style.

 

Very Good BCD

By Jeffrey C.

from Fortson, GA, US

Last weekend I dove with the Aquaride Blue. It is extremely comfortable and that's an understatement. Far more comfortable than the back inflate style that I've been using. Of course they are totally different BCDs and I get that but the comfort level of the Cressi can't be overstated. I also love the control that this BC gives me. On the surface it's wonderful. I can be vertical, laid back, leaning forward and it never tries to push me in one direction or the other. I love it. The inflater is also quite nice. Very sensitive with quick sharp bursts of air. Extremely easy to get and stay neutral. Weight release system is very nice also. Easy to secure the pockets with a sharp click providing conformation. Cressi did a good job with this one. Great travel BCD. It's a keeper. Good looking also. Some good compliments on it from other divers. Plenty of D-rings. Frank from Leisure Pro is totally outstanding. He's been so helpful and easy to work with. Frank knows his stuff. Leisure Pro is simply great. Can't say enough good things about this store. Great prices on everything. I purchased regs, an octo, gauges and this BCD and Frank really took care of me. Great stuff.

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Why did you choose this?
Leisure Pro Store
Features and price
Robert V on Jul 7, 2019
Replacing my old BCD. I like a jacket style BCD. I like to weight pockets, D-rings, and ease of use. It's a classic design that just keeps working.
MANUEL L on Mar 26, 2019
Features and price
Robert V on Jul 7, 2019
Although I'm certified, I'm still a novice diver. I'm not ready for a back inflate only and this BCD offers comfort and stability.
kelly v on Apr 29, 2019
Replacing my old BCD. I like a jacket style BCD. I like to weight pockets, D-rings, and ease of use. It's a classic design that just keeps working.
MANUEL L on Mar 26, 2019
Although I'm certified, I'm still a novice diver. I'm not ready for a back inflate only and this BCD offers comfort and stability.
kelly v on Apr 29, 2019
I am 5 9 and weigh 150 32 inch waist what size would be best?
Jeff K on Aug 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Small would probably work. We do have the PFF Guarantee (Continental USA only) if it doesn't fit, we will email you a return label to exchange it for the right size.
I am 166cm tall and weigh 62kg what size would best suit me waist size is 30?
CARL P on Jan 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That is pretty much my exact size. The small fits me fine but I think the medium would have been more comfortable. If I was buying again I would get a medium.
Does the bc come with weight pockets?
Daniel O on May 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the two release pockets will each holed 10 Lbs. There are two additional pockets on the back, 1 on each side of the tank strap.
Is this BC ok for women; 5'7 115 pounds?
Donna R on Sep 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Donna. This BCD is generously cut so may be a bit loose if you are very slim. If you like it that way and you want a BCD with plenty of storage space for accessories, then give it a try. It's very well put together.
Hi, for chest I'm in L(arge) but waist and weight I'm a M(edium). Which size would you advise?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I like things to fit tightly so I would go with the medium. There are lots of adjustable straps on the top and you can leave the top clip off if needed, so its easier to make it bigger on top than smaller on bottom.
I'm 6'1" and weigh 210lbs with a chest of 42". I will be using this for both tropical and cold water dives so it will have to fit me with both a thin wetsuit and a dry suit. Would large be the size to go with?
A shopper on Nov 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think so. I'm 5'11 and 250 and have the XL. I've only used it in cold water with a 5mm wetsuit and it's almost too big.
Knife attachment?
Bobby on Jan 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are not any knife attachment points. That is the one and only negative about this BCD. I added my own and it was easy though.
Hi. I'm 6'2", 180 lbs, 42" chest, 34" waist. Would a M or L be the best fit with a 3mm suit? Thanks.
Kirk W on Dec 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't think a medium will give you much wiggle room in the shoulder area but the waist will cinch nicely. If you have a long upper torso the larger may be better suited. I'm an inch shorter and 50lbs heavier. I found the medium too small.
Hi, I am 5'9" and weigh 185. Would the medium fit?
A shopper on Mar 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Pretty sure it would I'm taller and a little heavier, but my son is your height and ~ 150 and it fits him as well
this has any pocket or holder for octo or gauage?
jjang on Oct 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is one large zipper pocket on each side of the vest (where you see Cressi-the zipper is above that and goes all the way to the bottom-so very large) and one Octo and/or gauge clip that's hooked on the right side of the vest to one of the metal hooks.
have any women bought this BC?
Donna R on Sep 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. My wife had trouble getting a proper fit in women's sizes. Bought this BC and likes it. That said, it is her first one - but a dozen dives in, no complaints. It does seem to emphasize her already large chest, but I'm guessing any BC would.
What length low pressure inflator hose fits best with this medium BC?
A shopper on Mar 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The BC comes equipped with a low pressure inflator hose of sufficient length to reach the regulator's low-pressure ports.
I'm a 5'1'', 150lb older female diver...would the aquaride or the women's travel light fit me better?
Lynn M on May 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No idea but I would not buy the Aquaride again. I don’t think the exhaust valves are great, the pockets are cut too high to be useful and I don’t like that the weight pocket handles are black so they would be hard to pick out by another diver in an emergency. There are better choices out there.
How heavy is this BCD ?
A shopper on Apr 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I would say is in the medium range of weight... this is based purely on my subjective perception.
However, I feel it very comfortable to wear.
Lift capacity is dependent on BCD size. Can you provide a chart of size and lift capacity please?
A shopper on Aug 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The page on the LeisurePro site has the size chart. It is the one that comes with the BC. Not sure that the lift capacity is specified, but it is more than enogh

http://www.leisurepro.com/p-csbarbp/cressi-aquaride-blue-pro-bcd
The Manual says that a second tank strap is optional. How can I get one?
John W on Nov 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Any 2" diameter cam band will work http://www.leisurepro.com/catalog.aspx?op=gcssearch&term=cam+band
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