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Black Ice BCD

£410.00 RRP £565.00

Rated 4.4 out of 5
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Black Ice BCD

£410.00 RRP £565.00

Rated 4.4 out of 5
10 Reviews

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Black Ice BCD

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Brand: Apeks

Model: Black Ice BCD

SKU: 48657-1

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The Apeks Black Ice BCD has been designed for the most serious of recreational divers in mind. From Tech to Rec the Black Ice can meet all your demands and do it well. Designed to provide the comfort desired for daily diving and the features needed to take you over the edge, the Black Ice is ideal for the diver who does it all.


With the Advanced Diver in Mind Apeks have designed the Black Ice to be rugged; made from abrasion resistant materials. Back inflation wing design produces a lot of lift without restricting movement and because all of the buoyancy is flat on your back it gives you a more natural position in the water.


Wrapture Harness System utilises patented swivel shoulder buckles and a proprietary, ultra thin backplate which increases comfort and stability. The wrapture system prevents the BC from "riding-up" on the surface when inflated by holding onto you. Out of the water, the thin backplate keeps the cylinder close to your centre of gravity and transfers the weight to your hips, reducing the strain on your back. The result is the ability to stand up straight with a cylinder that is perfectly vertical.


Modular Design lets you adjust different parts of the harness to customise the length of each strap for a perfect fit.


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  • Equipped with flat E valves on the right shoulder and lower rear right and left sides (fitted with easy grip pull dumps) Flat E valves are extremely streamlined with a one way design to keep water out.
  • Two shoulder settings for true custom adjustments.
  • Adjustable chest strap.
  • 3 waistband settings.
  • 3 bladder retractors.
  • The Wrapture Harness System with a valve strap that allows the cylinder to be pulled in close to the body and remain in a perfectly vertical position. This allows the diver to stand up straight in total comfort without the cylinder pulling backwards.
  • 5 Stainless steel D-ring to add all the attachments that the diver desires.
  • SOLAS reflector inflater hold down.
  • Powerline inflater with internal dump cable.
  • Innovative swivel shoulder buckles.
  • Knife attachment points designed to accept many of the speciality BC knifes available from Apeks/Aqua Lung.
  • Right hand side large utility pocket.
  • Left hand side large capacity fold down pocket to provide additional space for dive accessories such as lights, mask etc.
  • Removable back pad held in place by a simple hook and loop attachment.
  • SureLock II Integrated Weight Release System.
  • Capable of mounting twin cylinders.


  • Temperature Range - No lower than -20°C (-4°F) and no higher than 65°C (150°F).
  • Cylinder Capacities -
    Single Cylinder - Maximum Diameter - 20.5cm (8.1in)
    Maximum Capacity - 15litre
    Twin Cylinder - Maximum Diameter - 17.7cm (7.0in)
    Maximum Capacity - 2 x 10litre
  • Overall Weight - 4.40kg (9.7lbs) approx
  • Squeeze Lock Knife and cylinder for illustration purposes only (Knife and Cylinder Not Included)
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Apeks Black Ice BCD - Features

FeatureProduct Specification
Back Plate Type
?Describes the style of back plate, a travel BCD will usually feature a flexible or partial backplate whereas a standard BCD will have a full rigid (and probably padded) backplate
Partial rigid
Female Specific Fit
?Most BCDs are designed to fit men and women but there are a growing number of BCDs designed specifically for women, providing a much better fit and support.
Floatation Type
?A standard BCD will provide lift in the back and usually through the front pockets, giving a balanced lift. Hybrids and wing systems will provide lift in different ways depending on the design, a standard wing will only provide lift in the back.
Back lift
Integrated Weights
?Quick release weight systems allow a more comfortable distribution of weight as it no longer has to be solely worn around the waist. Easy removal means that the pouches can be quickly removed and handed over to boat crews on exit or dumped in an emergency.
Quick Release Buckles
?Quick release buckles aid donning and removal of the BCD with minimal effort
Side Pockets
?Main side pockets for storage
Single Pouch Capacity (kg)
?The recommended maximum weight for each integrated weight pouch (based on medium BCD)
Single Trim Capacity (kg)
?The recommended maximum weight for each trim weight pocket
Trim Weight Pockets
?Trim weight pockets allow weight to be added to the back of the BCD to balance out the distribution. They are also useful to counterbalance the affect of wearing a pony or other redundant system as counter weights can be added to the pouch on the opposite side, helping to prevent rolling.

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average rating 4.4 out of 5
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great BCD

Typical Apeks Product very durable, well made, easy to use. Love the ability to custom fit it with the moveable bolts!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Love this BCD

I absolutely love this BCD. As a guy who is 6'6" and slightly build the large fit really well and I love the fact that you can use the bolts to add room or take it in. The fact that you can use it with twin-sets is a bonus. It's dead comfy and the bungies tidy away the excess really well.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Best bcd

loving it , worth it for the money. Medium/large fit me perfectly. strongly recommend to buy this bcd if you got alot of things to go underwater with you

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Rated 5 out of 5
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This is my 2nd wing and have tried a few others nd by far the black ice is miles ahead of all the others. Weight pockets a a bit on the small side but can easily take enough weight when using shot bags. But all in jus a perfect bc for a beginner or a advanced diver and the ability to take twin sets jus makes it all the better

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Black Ice BCD

This is my first BCD as a new diver. I wanted a BCD which was somewhat future proof with back inflate only and ample capacity for weight.

I have 3.2kg per side in the releaseable weight and another 1kg in both of the rear trim pockets.

The BCD is very well put together and I feel as though it will last me many years, it will take twins but I have only used it with a 12l and 15l.

I am 6ft with a slim build but broad shoulders and went with the Small/Medium, this fits perfectly.

Certainly well worth it for the money.

Do remember to remove the manual CD from the pocket before you dive!

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