STEALTH is a DIR BCD designed to optimise functionality using only components with a surplus value. STEALTH is a hydrodynamic DIR that, thanks to its totally adjustable harness, adapts perfectly to your body allowing you to keep a stable asset and a correct posture. Moreover, STEALTH is not too big. When it is not inflated in particular, the bladder of this jacket remains adherent and compact to the tank, making you more agile.
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
The STEALTH BCD has been designed following the standard configurations of a DIR jacket. Its harness is essential, functional and perfectly adherent to your body. This allows maintaining a great stability, keeping a correct posture, reducing your fatigue while swimming and facilitating your movements. With this scuba BC, you will get a reduced gas consumption and a pleasant immersion.
The DIR STARK harness consists of a plate and a HT polyester strap system. The plate is very comfortable thanks to an anatomical padding plate (fixed with 8 stainless steel screws), which has an inner pocket to keep the lift bag or the signal tube. You can adjust both the higher part of the harness and the ventral belt passing the straps through the plate cuts. The higher part of the strap passing through the plate cuts at shoulders level is reinforced through a HT polyamide strip. At the strap centre of this diving BC there is a stainless steel grommet that serves both as a barycentre and for fixing the harness to the bladder. Every suspender has 1 50-mm stainless steel D-ring (which is adjustable, as it is not sewn) and 2 25-mm elastic bands to fix the accessories. A stainless steel weight fixing blocks the rings and a 60-mm OR, on the left shoulder, is used as an inflator holder. This diving jacket ventral belt has a 50-mm stainless steel D-ring on its left part, with which you can hook the decompression tank. A stainless steel weight fixing secures the crotch belt of the jacket in the lower horizontal cut of the plate. To prevent the 2 stainless steel weight fixings and the plate from touching, there are also 2 nylon weight fixings. The crotch belt has 2 50-mm stainless steel D-rings. The ring placed in the anterior part is used to hook the scuba jacket to the scooter, while the back ring is to fix some accessories.
Audaxpro BCs have been designed to ensure the best performances in every kind of diving immersion. For this reason, STEALTH 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 DIR buoyancy compensator ICE is available in 8 different colors (except Kevlar model). You can choose between black, white, blue, red, yellow, orange, fuchsia and camouflage
AAudaxpro has designed different buoyancy thrusts for your STEALTH DIR BCD, which gives you the possibility to choose the most suitable one for your scuba immersions. You can opt for a 16-liter version to be used only with a mono-tank configuration, for an 18-liter version, which can be used with mono as well as bi-tank configuration, or for a 20-liter version, which can exclusively be used with a bi-tank. All models are equipped with 1 overpressure and rapid-discharge valve placed in the front part of the bladder (left, downwards) to facilitate the access.
The outer bladder of this scuba DIR BCD is made of cordura 1000, while the inner bladder is of TEXTANE A/B 210 nylon. If necessary, you can replace the scuba BC inner bladder thanks to a zip placed on its higher part. Under the zip, there is a polyester strip to protect the inner bladder. Moreover, this diving jacket has a HT polyester strip vertically placed. There you can also find 3 stainless steel grommets, 2 in the higher and 1 in the lower part.
Buoyancy thrusts: 16, 18, 20 lt
Tank maximum capacity 16 lt: 15 mono (not usable with bi-tank)
Tank maximum capacity 18 lt: 15 mono or 12+12 bi-tank
Tank maximum capacity 20 lt: 12+12 bi-tank (not usable with mono-tank)
Overpressure and rapid-discharge valves: 1
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 DIR STEALTH BC can be bought or used with plates (Plate versions) as well as without back plates (Half-Plate version). In both cases, this scuba jacket is equipped with an anatomical plate padding with inner pocket to keep the lift bag or the signal tube, which ensures you the best comfort. In the Plate version, 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. Moreover, in the Plate version, you can choose between 2 different big strips, one for mono-tank (110 cm) and the other one for bi-tank (150 cm) On the big strips there are 2 non-slip rubber grips for the tank.
The 16-liter STEALTH jacket is only available in the Plate version. The 18-liter STEALTH is available in the Plate version as well as in the Half-Plate one, while the 20-liter BC STEALTH is only available in the Half-Plate version. In the Half-Plate version, the back plate and the big back strips are not included in the standard equipment. This configuration is suitable for bi-tank equipment immersions. Remember that thanks to the Audaxpro T.M.S., all the accessories (plates included) of a jacket are interchangeable with those of any another Audaxpro scuba BCD, also from the DIR collection.
Plate 2,160 Kg
Back Plate 690 gr
Plate 730 gr
Back Plate 230 gr
Without Back Plate
Stainless Steel Plate 2,160 kg
Anodized Aluminium Plate 730 gr
The STEALTH BCD follows the DIR philosophy, i.e. it aims at optimising the functionality and at facilitating the use. For this reason, the STEALTH 18 and 20-liter inflator connection is placed centrally in the higher part of the bladder with a tube inclination towards left, to save space. In the 16-lter STEALTH, the connection is slightly moved to the left, but it does not cause noticeable changes. An OR, that you can place in the left harness suspender, supports the corrugated. This inflator specific position allows its immediate localization and facilitates its use. The inflator included in the standard equipment of this scuba BCD 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.
Audaxpro gives you the chance to upgrade your DIR BCD equipment and your standard configuration with a wide range of useful accessories for different types of diving. Take a look at the DIR or classic accessories line.