STARK is a DIR travel BCD designed for divers following the “doing-it-right” philosophy also on holiday. STARK is an essential minimal but at the same time highly functional scuba BCD. What makes this BC special is the auto-adjusting harness, which adapts perfectly to your body with a simple movement.
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
STARK is a jacket with a variable structure and a highly functioning DIR harness. You can adjust it simply pulling the ventral belt while wearing the scuba BCD. This feature makes STARK, a recreational scuba jacket, very stable. Moreover, it influences positively your posture helping you having a more comfortable pleasant diving.
The DIR BCD STARK harness consists of a semi-rigid seatback and a HT polyester strap. The seatback is made of cordura 1000, padded with 2.5-mm pre-compressed expanded polystyrene. On the seatback, there is a polythene support and the anatomical padding (fixed with 2 stainless steel screws) makes the scuba BCD more comfortable. Along the seatback, in the back part, there is a HT polyester strip (which is sewn). There you can find 2 stainless steel grommets to secure the bladder, the seatback and the padding. At the centre of the seatback, there are 4 rubber slots to fix the bladder through 2 110-cm big back strips securing the tank. In the higher part, there are 2 50-mm stainless steel slots to fix the strap. The jacket suspenders have 2 50-mm elastic strips to fix the accessories and every suspender has a 50-mm stainless steel D-ring. As the rings are not sewn, you can adjust them as you prefer. A stainless steel weight fixing blocks the rings and a 60-mm OR (also used as an inflator holder) at the same time. In the lower part, there are 2 50-mm stainless steel loops and 2 HT polyester slots that allow adjusting rapidly the ventral belt. The ventral belt of this scuba BCD is equipped with 1 50-mm stainless steel D-ring placed on the left part. These rings hook the decompression tanks. A 50-mm rectangular nylon ring (placed centrally, in the lower part of the harness) and a stainless steel weight fixing secure the crotch belt. You can find a 50-mm stainless steel D-ring at the belt edging; this is to hook the scuba jacket to the scooter. A stainless steel buckle closes the central belt of your diving BC.
The DIR buoyancy compensator STARK is available in 8 different colors (except Kevlar model). You can choose between black, white, blue, red, yellow, orange, fuchsia and camouflage
The STARK BCD is designed for divers who love going on holiday but do not renounce to a functional and performing jacket. STARK is only available with the buoyancy thrust of 16 litres and can only be used with a mono tube configuration. The overpressure and rapid-discharge valve is placed in the front part of the bladder, downwards and left, allowing an easier access.
The outer bladder of this STARK DIR scuba jacket is oval and made of cordura 1000. The inner bladder, on the contrary, is made of TEXTANE A/B 210 nylon. If necessary, you can replace the jacket inner bladder thanks to a zip running along the oval inner bladder. In the central part of the BCD bladder, there is a HT polyester strip, vertically placed at the bladder centre. Right at the bladder centre, this diving jacket has 2 stainless steel grommets securing the seatback and the padding.
Buoyancy thrusts: 16 lt
Tank maximum capacity: 15 mono-tank
Overpressure and rapid-discharge valves: 1
STARK is a BCD DIR designed for those divers who like travel light but without sacrificing quality and performance.
Compact and Lightweight
The STARK BCD follows the DIR philosophy that aims at functionality optimisation, thus also the inflator is highly functional. Its connection is always placed in the higher part and slightly left in order to facilitate its use and save space. To allow its immediate localization, the inflator holder (sewn in the bladder) supports the corrugated tube. The inflator included in the standard equipment of this diving BC is with simple curve connection and 16’’ spiral corrugated (40 cm). It has a piston control, a nickel-plated brass inner mechanism and derlin non-slip buttons.
With Audaxpro, you can choose among many pockets models for holding ballast and/or cointaining other objects. Choose the one that better matches your DIR BCD. STARK.
The standard pockets of this special scuba BC are vertical (6,5x14x20 cm) made with a nylon net, and have a weight capacity of 5 kg. Every pocket has only one zip opening in its higher part. You can use it as an object holder or as a ballast container. There is a stainless steel screw that passing through a stainless steel grommet (placed in the back pocket) fixes the pocket and the harness more firmly. It is possible to assemble other models (optional) on your scuba jacket choosing one among the whole Audaxpro pocket collection with an additional charge.