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What do you or your lady friends use as BCD and regulators please?

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by trapmonkey, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. MMM

    MMM Giant Squid Staff Member

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sask. Canada/Cozumel, MX
    For the past 15 years or so, I have worn a Seaquest Diva, but for giggles I just bought a Halcyon Infinity with SS backplate; have yet to try it. I use an Oceanic Delta 4 reg. I like the way it flexes/swivels by the second stage; I put a small comfo-bite mouthpiece onto it as I find all commercial mouthpieces too big.
  2. Blue Sparkle

    Blue Sparkle Captain

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Chesapeake Bay
    Could I ask where you found a small Comfo-Bite? I have only been able to find the "regular" size Comfo-Bite (like the one at Dive Gear Express which I linked to below)

    I have seen small Comfo-Bites in the clear (floppier) silicone type rubber (which I think is for snorkels and would not support a Scuba regulator ?), but not in the black rubber.

    The regular size fits me okay (much better than the "standard" mouthpieces that they replaced), but I wouldn't mind buying a small to see if it would be better.

    Link to regular sized black Comfo-Bite at DGE (have to scroll down about halfway):
    Regulator Mouthpieces - Dive Gear Express


    Blue Sparkle

    PS: I would have PM'ed this question to the previous poster but I figured it might be of interest to the OP.
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2011
  3. Jorgy

    Jorgy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Syracuse, NY
    My darling bride uses an extra small Genesis Athena with SP MK25/550 - the secret is switching to a small mouth piece and using a miflex hose (hers is blue).....

    I guess they don't make it anymore but it looks very similar to this......

    Welcome to Genesis Scuba!
  4. RTee

    RTee Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ottawa, ON
    ...as for Reg, she uses Mares Abyss 22. Based on what I have seen with her and many folks using that set-up here, it is good for shallow and deep rec diving in both cold and warm water. It is an unseal set-up and many folks use it for ice diving without problem. Good performance and low maintenance.
  5. Danielle's_Dives

    Danielle's_Dives Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: florida
    I have a scubapro bella. Love it!
  6. arimann

    arimann Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: bergamo italy
    Be happy to have a lass like buddy...My mate don't go in water, he swim but she have fear of the water(for good rerason). Happily she love sea, so i can dive.
  7. pediatron

    pediatron Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Reno, Nevada
    I am going through these same issues myself. I am a bit shorter at only 5' 2" and about 120 lb. I have dove with a Diva for the last 10 years and have been very happy with it. The only problem is that it is heavy compared with other BC's for travel -- which is the only way we dive. After trying on most of the BCs made for women, I am considering the Seaquest Libra, but am unsure if I really want to switch from a jacket style to a back inflate. I actually like the cumberbund and the ability to adjust it to a comfortable feel and the jacket feels very secure. I have felt a bit squeezed by the jacket inflate though, but only a couple of times in 10 years.
  8. Cherry

    Cherry Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Creston, BC,Canada
    My wife uses the same BC and simply loves it. We both use Apex ATX 100 regs.
  9. Ulsterkiwi

    Ulsterkiwi Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wellington
    Hi, my partner is and Advanced Open Water diver with about 60 dives since January this year. She looked at LOADs of BCDs and went for an Aqualung Diva, she reckons its a great shape for her and it will be her only BCD (hah!!! she has the gear bug and is ALWAYS looking for new stuff!)
    She has an Aqualung Mikron reg, she loves the neatness of the 2nd stage and the braided hoses it came with. The mouthpiece is good for her, much better than a standard sized one. She does get a bit upset when gear manufacturers do something in pink and call it ladies gear!
  10. jupitermermaid

    jupitermermaid Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Jupiter, Fl
    I've had my Ladyhawk for almost 6 years now, and love it! After passing over 1200 dives with it, the pockets showed some wear and tear. and the neck binding was ripping. I thought I would have to buy a new BCD beacuse of the wear and tear. Turns out, my LDS sent it back to Scubapro, they sewed it up and sent it back! Should last for another 1200 or so! Color me happy.

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