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Equator BCD

£325.00 RRP £389.00 SKU: 45994-1

Rated 4.5 out of 5
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Equator BCD

£325.00 RRP £389.00

Rated 4.5 out of 5
11 Reviews

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Equator BCD

£325.00 RRP £389.00 In Stock

Brand: Scubapro

Model: Equator BCD

SKU: 45994-1

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The Scubapro Equator BCD was designed primarily for the travelling diver that needs a lighter BCD that is easy to pack. The 420 denier nylon and short backplate means that the Equator is certainly lighter than most standard BCDs but can fold up a lot smaller.

The Equator BCD follows a standard all round lift bladder format that offers clear head up buoyancy whilst on the surface. The harness provides a comfort and snug fit that is helped by wide, padded shoulder straps, padded and mesh lined collar, swivelling quick release shoulder buckles and a mesh lined padded back pad.

The shoulder straps are fitted with two pre-bent d-rings on both straps. The harness is fitted with swivelling quick release buckles that allow greater freedom of movement. An adjustable chest strap helps to maintain a snug and secure fit. A standard Velcro cummerbund and quick release waist buckle secures the front of the BCD. Each side of the BCD is fitted with a small D-ring, an octo pocket, a zipped pocket with pull toggle and a buckle style quick release weight pocket. The weight pouch is a hard backed design to allow the pocket to be slid into the BCD easily with a large composite zip to allow easy access to insert approximately 4kg of weight into each pocket. The left hand side of the BCD is also fitted with pre-cut grommet holes to allow a BCD knife to be fitted.

The Equator is fitted with the Scubapro new Balanced Power Inflator which offers consistent inflation speeds regardless of depth or cylinder pressure, very much like a balanced regulator provides consistent performance. The BPI has inflate and deflate/oral inflation buttons and is linked to a shoulder dump valve for pull dump operation. The Equator also has a right shoulder pull dump and right kidney dump.

The Equator BCD is fitted with a short height rigid backplate that allows the BCD to be folded and packed into a much smaller space. In order to maintain cylinder stability a secondary strap is added above the main cylinder clamp. The two straps work together to keep the cylinder properly in line and transfer the weight of the cylinder to the hips rather than the spine. A quick set up strap is provided and the main cylinder strap is fitted with a standard cam clamp which is quicker to adjust than the Scubapro Cinch clamp when the diver needs to regularly change the straps to fit different diameter cylinders if travelling around.


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  • Easy-to fold small back pack
  • Water draining Airnet back padding
  • Shoulder line piping
  • New integrated weight pockets with low-profile buckles
  • Six stainless steel D-Rings
  • Knife Grommets
  • QR Rotating Shoulder Buckles
  • Two Zipper Pockets
  • Soft neck finishing
  • Octopus pockets on both sides


  • Fabric: Nylon 420 Denier
  • Weight: approx 3kg

Lift and cylinder capacities

  • Extra Small - Lift 100N, 10.2kg, 22.5lbs - Max cylinder 10L
  • Small - Lift 120N, 12.2kg, 27lbs - Max cylinder 15L
  • Medium - Lift 130N, 13.3kg, 29.2lbs - Max cylinder 15L
  • Large - Lift 150N, 15.3kg, 33.7lbs - Max cylinder 15L
  • Extra Large - Lift 170N, 17.3kg, 38.2lbs - Max cylinder 15L


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Scubapro Equator 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 Close.
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. Close.
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. Close.
All round 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. Close.
Quick Release Buckles
Quick release buckles aid donning and removal of the BCD with minimal effort Close.
Side Pockets
Main side pockets for storage Close.
Single Pouch Capacity (kg)
The recommended maximum weight for each integrated weight pouch (based on medium BCD) Close.
Single Trim Capacity (kg)
The recommended maximum weight for each trim weight pocket Close.
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. Close.

We offer free standard delivery on orders over £50.

Standard delivery is £3.95 for orders under £50. You will receive your order 2 - 4 days from the date of despatch. Order by 3pm on a working weekday and we will aim to despatch the same day.

Next Working Day is £6.95.

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We hope you will be completely satisfied with any product purchased from Simply Scuba.

However, you can return it for any reason within 28 days from the date of despatch for a full refund (less postage costs).

Royal Mail tracked return option within the UK for your convenience.

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11 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5
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I tried on many BCDs during my training sessions, a different one each week. They all had issues, I kept rotating, uncomfortable etc. Then my instructor loaned me his equator BCD. It was perfect and finsihed my lessons with it. After qualifying I decided to spend a bit more on a BCD that works as I live on a tropical island and dive on a weekly basis. This is perfect and I dont regret it at all. Plenty of loops, intergrated weight pockets, zip pockets and very comfortable and light.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Really good and light buoyancy jacket ideal for traveling. D-rings weight pockets and hols to mount your diving knife

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Quality BCD

After reviewing lots of BCD's I decided on the Equator, it's well put together, good quality with an abundance of good features,

Not to mention it's lightweight frame which makes it ideal for travelling light, highly recommended.

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Superb kit

A very well put together BCD. Have not used it in anger yet but will do so in June in St Lucia.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great Jacket

Great BCD, nice padding, great fit, comes with metal switch buckle for easy tank fixation, folds up well for traveling. Fast shipping. Thanks

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