Buoyancy control is one of the most important skills to master in scuba diving. It is also the most difficult skill for a new diver to learn and perfect.
Because a divers' buoyancy is always changing, all divers must continually manipulate their inflators to stay neutral.
Most often, new divers will underestimate the amount of air they need in their BCD.
Even a slight error in buoyancy will require the diver to work harder, using more energy.
Along with breathe control, a diver has always had to rely on their own judgement as to how much air to add to their BCD. An inflator controls the amount of air entering and exiting the BCD. At the surface, a diver must press a button on the inflator to add air into the BCD to stay afloat. When the diver is ready to descend, the inflator is held above their head and another button is pressed releasing the air, allowing the diver to sink. As the diver descends, air must be added gradually to control the rate of descent. Too much air and the diver will stop, or begin to ascend. Not enough air and the diver will continue to sink. This is a constant battle for all divers, especially beginners as there are many things to learn in a short period of time.
Until now.......... Introducing the Aequus "Hands Free" Buoyancy Regulator system.