At Ozzy Nautilus we stock a wide range of backplates, harnesses as well as combos that will maximise the comfort and ease of your dives
With Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs) the BCD backplate and wing setup has increased in popularity over the past few years and is seen as the best backplate and wing BCD option for numerous reasons.
They are more streamlined as when fully inflated no bladder protrudes from the diver’s back or under the diver’s arms. The diver’s body is free from any equipment, creating simplicity that leaves the diver more streamlined in the water, reducing drag and reducing any expended energy required to move.
The backplate and wing setup contains:
A backplate - usually a solid piece of metal made from stainless steel or aluminium, although less frequently you can also get titanium or carbon fibre backplates for added strength.
A scuba harness - comes in various options in terms of flexibility, colour and whether it is a continuous one-piece or made up of multiple pieces. They also come with pinch clips for easy adjustment.
The wing (otherwise known as the bladder) is the part that creates buoyancy for the diver. They come in numerous different shapes and sizes, with the option to get a single tank or twin wing.
And finally the single tank adaptor
The backplate and wing setup also saves the diver’s money in the long run as only parts will be required to be interchanged over time rather than the whole BCD. Due to the customizability of the setup different parts can be collected allowing for a more flexible and customised setup.
The Backplate and Harnesses that Ozzy Nautilus stocks are also one size fits all as the fitting around the body is determined by the length of the webbing. This can easily be adjusted to fit any body shape. Our only recommendation is that when choosing a wing you pick one that will provide sufficient lift for your body size and overall diving weight.
Even though heavier plates are often preferred to dive with as they allow for more comfortable dives, they can pose issues with airline weight allowances. For this reason when boarding flights many divers opt for lighter backplates.