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recommendation on new PS dive gear

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers/Search and Rescue' started by mad3654, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. mad3654

    mad3654 Garibaldi

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    Florida Sheriff's Search and Recovery dive team is looking to replace our BCD'S. Does anyone have good recommendations?
     
  2. sheeper

    sheeper Public Safety Diver

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    there are a lot of options. PM me. I'm a DHS trainer (not a dive shop and I don't sell anything!) and would be happy to give you some opinion. And I'm just up the road from you....
     
  3. tkimmons85

    tkimmons85 Public Safety Diver

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    Our team just met with the Interspiro rep and tested their MKII system before we purchased the gear. Very solid,reliable stuff from first impressions to hearing feedback from other dive teams.

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  4. jkleve

    jkleve Angel Fish

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    Hard to beat a Zeagle Ranger, but there are a ton more options now then we purchased ours.
     
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  5. TC

    TC Miscreant Moderator Staff Member

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    We use a Dive Rite backplate and wing setup with one piece harness. Pretty bulletproof. :)
     
  6. diversteve

    diversteve always tired

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  7. Desert_Pirate

    Desert_Pirate Public Safety Diver

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    I agree with TC, We are all volunteer so we see a little of everything, but BP/W set up is as durable and fool proof as it gets. There are a few of us that have gone that direction.
     
  8. Nwcid

    Nwcid Barracuda

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    We buy our own gear as we are all volunteer. Several of us are BP/W and work great.
     
  9. KD8NPB

    KD8NPB Solo Diver

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    Aqualung has a Public Safety specific Pro QD BCD...it is high visibility orange, has a velcro strap on the shoulder for a Firefly strobe, as well as glow-in-the-dark SOLAS tape.

    One of my local teams recently switched from the Zeagle 911s to those. They weren't a huge fan of the rear inflate or the integrated weight system on the Zeagle 911.
     
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  10. robbf213

    robbf213 Angel Fish

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    We use Hollis, lots of good options.
     
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