Backplates Tip You Face Down

Backplates tips divers facedown in the water? Misconceptions revealed. A quick video short for those scuba divers who are told that backplate and wing style bcd’s can tip you face forward. This misinformation comes from bcd brands who overload their front mounted weight pockets with too much lead causing the bcd to tip, or a bladder with all the buoyancy on the bottom having a much wider bottom and smaller upper air chamber on top that is often thinner. You can also tip easily enough from overinflation of the air bladder. This isn’t the case with a properly designed and shaped wing. Scuba Diving was Filmed in Niagara-on-the-Lake at Navy Hall a popular Ontario Scuba Diving site with Dan’s Dive Shop on a PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diving Course from Canada’s Oldest PADI Scuba School.

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Eastern Shore Adventures says:

Hey guys so I’m thinking of going to the back inflate been diving for a good few years and always used jacket style and never touched a back inflate is it worth trying?

Dan's Dive Shop says:

For those scuba divers who are told that backplates can push a diver facedown, have a look for yourself and be judge.  We’ve published a new corresponding blog post about this topic too, so have a watch of this great Ontario Scuba Diving Video shot during a PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Course at Navy Hall in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and have a read through the blog as well. #ontarioscubadiving   #padi   #naui   #tdisdi   #backplates   #dirdiving   #haclyondivesystems   #scuba   #scubadiving   #diveontario   #dansdiveshop   #nauitec  

Don Quixote says:

Definitely will not tip forward if wearing thick exposure suits like those on the video. Try it with 3mm or no wetsuit. Also, stop finning.

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