HOW IT WORKS
The patented Aequus Buoyancy Regulator System has just two controls, a variable exhaust and a variable inflation mechanism. The diver can now control buoyancy hands free with lung volume and natural body positioning.
While at the surface, the diver will have the exhaust turned clockwise to the closed position. This allows the diver to fill the BCD vest using the inflation button on the center of the Aequus unit, keeping the diver afloat.
When the diver is ready to descend, simply open the exhaust so the tab is in the 12 O'Clock position or lined up to the top hose. The air will release and the diver will begin to descend.
When the diver starts descending, simply move your body into a natural horizontal swimming position. During descent, air from the tank will gradually enter the BCD slowing the divers descent. When the diver has reached a desired depth, the diver will inhale and the air filling the BCD will stop and the diver will become neutrally buoyant.
By rotating the adjustment knob the diver can control the speed at which air enters the BCD, allowing the diver to fine-tune the rate of decent, even if over weighted.
HOW IT WORKS
As the diver descends, the ambient water pressure begins to push in on a small diaphragm within the Aequus unit, this begins adding air into the BCD. As the diver naturally moves into a horizontal position, air will be added accordingly until the diver, using lung volume, reaches an equilibrium and achieves neutral buoyancy.
As the diver ascends in a natural, vertical position, the air begins to escape allowing the diver a slow, safe ascent. After surfacing the diver closes the exhaust and inflates the BCD Vest.