POINT BREAK CAVE is a Side-Mount BCD for technical immersions in narrow places where Back-mount tanks could not penetrate, in particular for speleo-scuba immersions. Wearing a POINT BREAK CAVE, you will feel as free as you would be wearing nothing. In fact, this Side-Mount BCD is little, compact and light. Its hydro-dynamical form and its special harness allow you to find easily the ideal asset and to maintain a correct posture, saving energy and consuming less while diving. POINT BREAK CAVE is a very comfortable Side-Mount BCD; it ensures your movements a total freedom. With this Side-Mount BCD, you can make diving operations and try acrobatics positions, as your arms and shoulders will be totally free to move in any direction and its bust can bend to the limit.
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
POINT BREAK CAVE is a side-mount BCD with a very comfortable, easily adjustable harness. Thanks to its elastic ropes and to the swivel snap hooks, you can find the ideal configuration and easily manage the tanks. The latter ones can be adherent or detached from your body (to the point of having them in front of your head). This special side-mount BCD gives you more authonomy, a higher control and a great freedom in and outside water. Inside water, you can easily change the nozzle group and constantly check the water fittings, the nozzles and the pressure gauge. Outside water, you can rapidly fasten and unfasten the tanks. If you wear them right before your immersion, they will help you immersing. Afterwards, if you give them to your diving mates, you can go back high with no weights, or you can trail the aluminium floating tanks to the beach, taking advantage of the positive pull of the immersion end.
This side mount BCD harness consists of a HT polyester strap divided in 2 parts. In the higher part, where the suspenders meet the central strip, there is a stainless steel support. This is padded with cordura 1000 and with 2,5-mm pre-compressed expanded polystyrene. 2 shoulder straps, made of cordura 1000 (padded with 2,5-mm pre-compressed expanded polystyrene), upholster the suspenders. Every suspender has a 50-mm stainless steel D-ring (not sewn thus adjustable as you prefer) and 2 25-mm elastic strips to fix the accessories. The suspenders are secured to a HT polyester square loop. A stainless steel buckle is sewn on both sides to pass and adjust the suspenders. The central strip is fixed to the loop lower part and to the stainless steel support. Once it has got into the support, the strip is adjustable in any position and it is fixed through a stainless steel weight fixing. A cordura 1000 and 2,5-mm pre-compressed expanded polystyrene anatomical padding make your diving BC more comfortable. A 50-mm stainless steel loop in the higher part and a stainless steel screw in the lower part fix the padding. The harness also has a crotch belt, which is fixed with the stainless steel screw placed in the lower side of the square loop and gives you more stability. An 8-mm elastic rope (in the middle of the central strip) fixed to the D-rings through 2 76-mm stainless steel swivel snap hooks keeps the tanks adherent to your body. The elastic rope allows unfastening the tanks safely and finding the best position for them (which can even be in front of your head), in order to reach an ideal arrangement. A stainless steel buckle closes the ventral belt.
Audaxpro BCs have been designed to ensure the best performances in every kind of diving immersion. For this reason, POINT BREAK CAVE 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 Side Mount buoyancy compensator POINT BREACK CAVE is available in 8 different colors (except Kevlar model). You can choose between black, white, blue, red, yellow, orange, fuchsia and camouflage
Audaxpro gives you the possibility to choose between 2 different buoyancy thrusts for your POINT BREAK CAVE BCD. You can opt for a 8-liter or 12-liter version with 1 overpressure and rapid-discharge valve.
The outer bladder of this side mount BCD is made of cordura, while the inner bladder is of TEXTANE A/B 840 nylon. These 2 parts soldered form the air bladder. In the internal part, at the bladder centre, there is a cordura 1000 strip (which is sewn) allowing the harness central strip to pass. On the harness central strip, there are the inflator and the discharge valve. It is possible to interchange the inflator and valve position according to your needs. There are 2 stainless steel buckles (right and left to the bladder), sewn to secure the harness suspenders. Right where the buckles are, you can also find 2 50-mm stainless steel D-rings that can be kept or removed, as you prefer. In the bladder lower part there are 3 grommets, one to secure the padding and 2 to fix other accessories (as for example, the Argon Audaxpro little-tank keeper). In the outer part, below, there are 2 50-mm stainless steel D-rings for the tank management.
Buoyancy thrusts: 8 o r12 lt
Overpressure and rapid-discharge valves: 1
Being very compact and light, POINT BREAK CAVE is particularly suitable for divers traveling by plane.
Compact and Lightweight
The side-mount BCD is designed not only to be extremely versatile and functional but also to make possible immersions in narrow places. This is why it is little and easy to use. You can choose the best inflator and discharge-valve position for every scuba immersion because their connections are identical, thus interchangeable. The inflator included in the standard equipment is with simple curve connection and 40 cm long. It has a piston control and its inner mechanism is made of nickel-plated brass. There are non-slip delrin buttons.