The design of the AKUANA Hummingbird 1 Sidemount BCD comes from countless side mount dives under real world conditions. The side mount systems can be used in different environments including cold water with drysuit. Divers can choose different sidemount systems depending on different levels of diving.
AKUANA Hummingbird 1 Sidemount BCD
AKUANA Hummingbird 1 Sidemount BCD has 22 lbs (10 kg) lift capacity features a streamlined bladder structure that makes you dive effortless under different water conditions. The exterior shell is made of durable 1650D Nylon which is corrosion and abrasion resistance. Hummingbird 1 sidemount BC is compact and travel-friendly, it is designed for different diving levels, whether you are technical cave diver or recreational sidemount diver.
Hummingbird 1 Inflator Hose and Exhaust Valve
Hummingbird 1 Sidemount Buoyancy Compensator’s inflator hose valve and exhaust valve are placed at the inside of the wing, which can protect the valves from accidental damaged in the environment. In order to better suit your preference, the corrugated inflator hose valve and dump valve can be used on each side of the wing by switching position. The corrugated inflator hose routes from either side of the wing through the chest and clip securely to the shoulder strap D-ring on the other side.
Hummingbird 1 Harness System
Hummingbird 1 sidemount buoyancy control device provides a compact and comfortable sidemount harness system for any level sidemount diver. Hummingbird 1 side mount harness system is made of super flexible nylon and high quality 316 stainless steel hardware. The grommets on the wing is used to mount the removable back plate with screws, the back plate is made of nylon which is able to hold tanks in perfect position and maintain balance and trim.
Hummingbird 1 sidemount scuba BCD offers maximum durability and adjustability for any size sidemount diver. The shoulder strap is free from abrasion with provided D-rings for attachment. The waist strap with stainless steel buckle and D-rings can easily adjust the positions of cylinders. The crotch strap below helps to hold the harness system securely in place. Hummingbird 1 sidemount harness system prevents the looseness of the wing and maintain perfect trim and compact during your dive.
Hummingbird 1 Weight Management System
Hummingbird 1 Sidemount BC offers simple adjustment weight system in order to easily adjust the weight position to achieve your best trim while you dive. Hummingbird 1 provides 4 strap loops on the wing for extra weight pockets attachment which can fit up 4 weight pockets (up to 17.6 lbs/8 kg) to upon your demands.
- 1650D nylon shell
- Soft nylon backplate
- 22 lbs (10 kg) lift capacity
- Weight: only 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg)
- Less drag and less effort
- Low profile exhaust valve
- Low-profile stainless-steel D-rings and buckle
- Easy to adjust weight systems
- Colour choice and customised embroidery and order
- Reversible inflator can be positioned on left or right side
- Including trim weight pockets and tank rigging package
- Dorsal length can be adjusted, one size fits all
- Dual loop bungee system to hold the tanks close to body, fit also for single bungee system
- Low pressure hose: 9 inches (22.9 cm)
- 4 colour choice
- Recommended for recreational dive
- CE certified
What’s in the box:
- Hummingbird 1 Sidemount BCD x1
- Weight pockets x2
- Low pressure hose x1
- Bungee + bolt snaps x2
- Rubber band x3
I don’t think anyone would get a better sidemout BCD for this price. It can used just out of box with little adjustment. You could customize your own weight system using the provided weight pockets if the lift capacity is not enough. The back plate is easily removable as well.
The Hummingbird 1 is the standard sidemount BCD that you everyone should get if you just started sidemount diving. The dump valve and inflator valve not scratched even one during cave dive unlike the last BCD that I used. Release the air is super easy and convenient as well.
This Hummingbird 1 is incredible for recreational sidemount divers. I just finished my sidemount course and my instructor recommends me this one. Done a few sidemount diving surprised with its streamlined profile and able to keep me trim. It’s really the best recreational sidemount BCD you can get with this money.