PAPEETE is a BCD designed for recreational scuba immersions, but also for those who want to start and try technical diving. It is a hybrid scuba BC combining recreational and technical features and it is perfect for both.
This jacket is provided with an AUDAXPRO Technical Modular System (T.M.S.), which allows changing the BCD standard configuration according to your needs. Thanks to the Audaxpro T.M.S. you can shape, configure and integrate your BCD as you like. You can, for example:
Adapt your jacket to your physical shape
Adapt it according to the type of immersion
Change its components with any other Audaxpro BCD ones
Upgrade your equipment with a wide series of accessories
PAPEETE is a jacket with a variable structure. It has a very comfortable harness that you can adjust as you like also while wearing it. This BCD, having enveloping stabilizing big ventral strip, is the only scuba buoyancy compensator also suitable for technical immersions. As a diver, you can enjoy the comfort and convenience of a traditional BC, but having a well-accessorized diving BC suitable for any type of scuba immersion at the same time.
The preformed harness of this special scuba BCD is entirely made of cordura and of a soft 2,5-mm pre-compressed expanded polystyrene layer, which ensures a great comfort while diving. You can adjust its height through 2 stainless steel buckles placed on its anatomical shoulder straps. The harness and the shoulder straps of this diving BC are fixed with Velcro as well. You can fasten and unfasten the jacket shoulder straps through 2 50-mm nylon fasteners. The shoulder straps have 2 50-mm stainless steel D-rings. One is sewn but the other one is not, which allows you adjusting it along the HT polyester strip. The HT polyester strip also secures the anatomical shoulder strap to the harness. Moreover, every shoulder straps has 2 stainless steel little rings to adjust the breast line. In the part adjacent to the bladder, there is a HT polyester strip vertically placed at the harness centre. There you can find 3 stainless steel grommets, 2 in the higher and 1 in the lower part. Right and left to the central strip there are 2 other strips divided by seams. These 2 strips let pass the big back strips (sewn together with a cradle-shaped tank holder made of HT polyamide) through the 4 bladder cuts and through the harness slots. On the higher part of the tank holder, a stainless steel grommet is fixed. This is to secure the barycentre and to block the harness to the bladder through a stainless steel screw. Moreover, in the tank holder internal part, there are 2 rubber grips that are sewn. Between the 2 rubber strips there are 8 stainless steel grommets, 4 per side, and 4 latex rings, than can be used to fix the long hose or the canister. You can remove the ventral strip and move the anchoring to the harness. To do so, you have to fix the 2 50-mm HT polyester strips through 2 50-mm rectangular rings, sewn high in the ventral part. If necessary, you can replace the ventral belt through 2 nylon 50-mm rectangular rings placed in the harness lower part at the ventral part level. There are 6 25-mm stainless steel D-rings and 2 50-mm stainless steel D-rings to fix the accessories. The scuba BCD harness also has a HT polyester handle to carry the jacket inside the water or on board. This BCD has a practical anatomical padding with an internal pocket for the lift bag or the signal tube, which is fixed to the harness through 4 stainless steel screws. A 50-mm rectangular ring made of nylon is placed centrally in the lower part of the harness and is meant to fix the inguinal belt. You can close the ventral belt with a common stainless steel buckle. Next to the buckle, you can find a loop with a 25-mm stainless steel D-ring that can be used to anchor the scuba jacket to the boat.
Audaxpro BCDs have been designed to ensure the best performances in every kind of diving immersion. For this reason, PAPEETE jacket is available in different versions, one for every different need. This is only possible because the BCD Audaxpro are built by combining high technology and skilled Italian craftsmanship.
The BCD PAPEETE is available in 8 different colors (except Kevlar model). You can choose between black, white, blue, red, yellow, orange, fuchsia and camouflage
PAPEETE is a versatile jacket, ideal for first-level divers who want to face scuba technical immersion without buying another BCD. Audaxpro gives you the possibility to choose the BC PAPEETE in the suitable buoyancy thrust for your scuba immersions. You can opt for a monotube version of 20 or 27 litres with 2 overpressure and rapid-discharge valves or between the double-tube models of 20+20 or 27+27 litres. Thanks to the double air chamber, to the 4-overpressure valves and the rapid discharge, the double-tube system increases the safety level of this scuba jacket, which is already ensured by the quality of Audaxpro materials and their production technologies.
The outer bladder of this scuba BCD is made of cordura 1000, while the inner bladder is made of TEXTANE A/B 210 nylon. If necessary, you can replace the jacket inner bladder thanks to a zip placed in the higher part of the bladder. Under the zip, there is a polyester protection for the inner bladder and the zip slider is concealable. In the central part of the BCD bladder, there are 4 cuts to lighten the jacket (removing the plates, SOFT configuration). On the bladder, you can find 12 stainless steel grommets to tighten the latex rings and a HT polyester strip, vertically placed at the bladder centre. Right at the centre of the bladder, this diving BC has also 3 stainless steel grommets, 2 in the higher and 1 in the lower part of the bladder. The big strips on the bladder sides have slots to pass and tighten the 12 latex bands (3×8). The latter ones are necessary to adjust and empty the diving BC air chamber.
Buoyancy thrusts: 20 or 27 lt
Tank maximum capacity 20 lt: 15 mono-tank or 12+12 bi-tank
Tank maximum capacity 27 lt: 18 mono-tank or 15+15 bi-tank
Overpressure and rapid-discharge valves: 2
Buoyancy thrusts: 20 or 27 lt
Tank maximum capacity 20 lt: 15 mono or 12+12 bibo
Tank maximum capacity 27 lt: 18 mono or 15+15 bibo
Overpressure and rapid-discharge valves: 4
Thanks to the Audaxpro technical modular system, you can set the weight of your scuba BCD according to the different equipment you may choose for every immersion. The PAPEETE BC can be bought or used with plates (Plate versions) as well as without them (Soft version). In the Plate configuration, you can opt for a stainless steel plate and back plate to increase the jacket weight, or for a plate and back plate made of anodized aluminium to diminish it. There is an anatomical back plate padding, which ensures you the best comfort while diving with this jacket. The back plate padding has an inner pocket to keep the lift bag or the signal tube.
This special scuba BCD can be assembled either with a stainless steel plate (kg. 2,160) and back plate (gr. 690) or with an aluminium plate (gr. 730) and back plate (gr. 230). In the back plate, 2 big back strips are assembled to fix the diving BC tank. You can choose between 2 different types of big strips for this jacket, one for mono (110 cm) and one for bi-tank (150 cm). On the strips there are 2 non-slip rubber grips.
Plate 2,160 Kg
Back Plate 690 gr
Plate 730 gr
Back Plate 230 gr
PAPEETE is a BCD designed to guarantee the best functionality during your diving performances. The inflator has been strategically placed in order to save space, allow an immediate localization and simplify the use of this scuba BC. Moreover, with a PAPEETE jacket you can choose between 2 inflator models, one with simple curve connection, the other one with discharge valve and metal anti-fraying wire. Both have a piston control, a nickel-plated brass inner mechanism and derlin non-slip buttons.
With Audaxpro, you have the opportunity to choose among many pockets models for holding ballast and/or containing other objects. Choose the one that better matches your PAPPETE BCD.
The pockets of this special scuba BCD are made of HT polyamide, and in the PAPEETE BC standard configuration, the slide model is assembled. The 2 pockets included in the standard equipment, have a weight capacity of 4 kg (6x22x13 cm) and can be used only as a ballast holder. They consist of 2 parts: the outer case and the weight slide holder. The outer case is fixed to the ventral belt through 2 slots placed in the higher outer case. The slide passes through the outer case and the Velcro blocks it internally. You can close the 2 pocket parts of this BCD, the outer case and the slide part, with Velcro and a 50-mm nylon fastener. In case of emergency, you only need to unfasten the fastener and pull energically the slide out of the outer case to set yourself free from the ballast. It is also possible to assemble other models (optional) on your jacket choosing one among the whole Audaxpro pocket collection.
Not only can you customize your jacket technically, but you can also personalize your BCD with the writing you prefer! Audaxpro offers you the chance to embroider your BC inflator holder.
For example, you can write your name, nickname, acronym, your diver certification number, the didactics, your blood type or any other signs.