The Oceanic Biolite BCD is a super lightweight travel BC with a minimalistic yet comfortable harness, dumpable integrated weight pockets, rear trim pockets and a rear inflation bladder made using the BioFlex material for extra lift. At just 2.5kg the Biolite barely makes any impact on your luggage allowance and the lightweight, foldable design means it can be easy packed away into some very small spaces.
The Oceanic Biolite uses a very clean harness style to reduce weight and achieve extra freedom of movement. The cut and positioning of the harness provides a secure, snug yet comfortable fit that helps to reduce equipment roll and movement whilst scuba diving. Padding on the underside of the shoulder straps provides a great compromise between weight and comfort. The harness also has built in zipped pockets on either side and dedicated pockets which will take approximately 3kg of dumpable weight each side and are dumped by a quick release buckle.
The cylinder is secured using a standard cam strap with trim pockets mounted on either side. Each trim pocket can accept approximately 2kg of weight to allow the diver to achieve the best possible horizontal trim whilst diving. A second cylinder strap helps to keep the cylinder properly aligned for the better weight transfer to the hips rather than through the spine.
The Oceanic Biolite is fitted with a BioFlex rear inflation bladder that allows for a smaller cell to be used compared to the same lift equivalent if a standard nylon or polyurethane material was used. The BioFlex material is capable of stretching up to 30% more than typical bladder materials which means that the bladder will move and flex with the diver during the dive.
Standard BCD features including a left hand inflator system with cable activated left shoulder pull dump, right shoulder pull dump and right hand kidney dump allow any diver to feel right at home in this BCD.
All UK purchases of the Biolite BCD are covered by a Lifetime warranty that protects the original owner against manufacturing defects for the lifetime of the BCD. To maintain the warranty the BCD must be serviced annually by an authorised Oceanic service centre or dealer but to sweeten the deal Oceanic will provide the standard service kit free of charge so you’ll only be asked to cover the labour costs of the service. For more information regarding the warranty programme please visit the Lifetime Warranty page
- Total BC weight is only 2.5 kg
- Includes right shoulder carabiner adjustable positioning system
- Streamlined, Integrated Weight System accommodates up to 6,3 kg
- Includes dual 3 kg front weight pocket “Quick Drop” weight release system
- Low profile back pack, makes it easy to fold in half for traveling purposes
- Low profile bladder design and made with Bioflex material
- Self Adjusting sternum strap
- Generous soft pad
- Dual 2 kg tank band “Non Drop Weight Pocket”