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Buoyancy is the most difficult yet rewarding
skill to master. Floating effortlessly in the ocean environment is the essence
of diving. Whether observing marine behaviour above a reef or stopping to
capture that perfect macro shot, buoyancy is the key to making all your diving
experiences safe and successful.
Oceanic has always been in search of materials, designs, and features that will
make buoyancy control more natural for the diver. BioFlex bladders, Adjustable
Positioning System, Weight Integration and many other patented features make
Oceanic stand out as the innovator in buoyancy compensator design.
BUOYANCY COMPENSATOR CARE & MAINTENANCE
Your Oceanic BC is a rugged piece of equipment that was designed to withstand
the rigors of diving and will last many years, if cared for properly. If you
follow the procedures below, (and the recommended annual inspection and
maintenance) your Oceanic BC will continue to work like new for many years to
You should have the entire BC inspected annually by your local Authorized
Oceanic Dealer to ensure it is operating properly and that no components are
showing signs of wear.
POST DIVE CARE
This is the single most important thing you can do to keep your BC in top
condition. Follow these procedures, in sequence, after each day of diving:
|Inflate the BC half full.|
|Fill the BC one third full with clean fresh water through the oral
|Inflate fully then rotate and shake, ensuring a complete internal rinse.|
|Hold upside down, and completely drain the water out through the
|Rinse the outside of the BC with fresh water.|
|Store partially inflated out of direct sunlight in a cool, dry place.|
|Periodically add BC disinfectant (available in dive stores) to rinse water
to kill any bacterial growth.|
Transport your BC in a padded carrying case or equipment bag separated from
sharp items (i.e. dive knife, spear gun, etc.) that might puncture the bladder.
You should also protect the Alliance Inflator System from damage from heavy
objects (i.e. dive light, first stage, etc.).