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Back Plate Wing (BPW) Vs Jacket-Style BCD: A Scuba Gear Showdown!



Looking to buy your first BCD to add to your Scuba Gear setup? We're giving you 5 similarities and 6 differences between jacket-style BCDs and a Back Plate & Wing setup.

Here's the gear featured in this video:

Cressi Travelight BCD:
Apeks Backplate:
Apeks Harness:
Apeks 40lb PSD Wing:
Apeks 18lb Travel Wing:
Apeks 60lb Dual-Bladder Tec Wing:

Our full and independently chosen gear choices are here:

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It's a Scuba Showdown! We are breaking down the two most common styles of buoyancy compensating devices: the traditional Jacket-style BCD and the modular Back Plate Wing setup. Both have their different applications for scuba diving, but which is right for you?

Also, I'm giving you my single biggest piece of advice if you are looking to invest in your first scuba diving BCD.

I do a lot of different types of dives, so I like to have a well-stocked scuba gear locker to be able to choose the right tools for the job.

Thanks for watching!



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