TYPE ONE is the most versatile BCD not only in the Audaxpro production, but probably in the whole world. If you have a TYPE ONE, you have 3 BCDs in 1. With few easy movements, you can turn a recreational BCD into an extremely technical, rigorously DIR BC for your scuba diving!
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
Audaxpro BCDs have been designed to ensure the best performances in every kind of diving immersion. For this reason, TYPE ONE jacket is available in different versions, one for every different need. This is only possible because the GAV Audaxpro are built by combining high technology and skilled Italian craftsmanship.
TYPE ONE is the only scuba BCD equipped with 2 harnesses, one very comfortable and well accessorized, the second one, according to the components you choose to assemble, extremely technical or in a DIR style. Otherwise, if you assemble the 2 harnesses elements completely to your taste and needs, you can create a completely new asset, for which you will have to find an original name.
The first harness of this extraordinary scuba BCD is entirely made of cordura 1000 and padded with 2,5-mm pre-compressed expanded polystyrene, which ensures the best comfort. It is possible to adjust its height with 2 stainless steel buckles placed on the diving BC anatomical shoulder straps. In the left buckle, there is a 60-mm OR that serves as an inflator holder. The harness and the anatomical shoulder straps are blocked and adjustable through 2 stainless steel buckles and fixed with 4 stainless steel screws. On both shoulder straps of the scuba jacket, there is a 10-mm large elastic band to prevent the diving gear from any direct contact with the screws. You can fasten and unfasten the BC shoulder straps through 2 50-mm nylon fasteners and they are secured to the harness thanks to a HT polyester strip. The shoulder straps have 2 50-mm stainless steel D-rings and as these rings are not sewn, you can adjust the straps as you prefer. Moreover, every shoulder strap of this scuba BCD has 2 little stainless-steel 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, where there are also 3 stainless steel grommets (2 in the higher part and 1 in the lower part). Right and left to the central strip there are 2 other strip divided by seams. They form some slots that are used to remove the plates and lighten the diving BC (SOFT version). The harness has a big ventral strip secured with 4 stainless steel screws. These screws allow adjusting the strip of the BCD according to your physical shape. If necessary, you can replace the ventral belt placing 2 rectangular 50-mm nylon rings, which are on the lower part, at the ventral part level. The ventral belt is equipped with 2 50-mm stainless steel D-rings to hook the decompression tanks. There are 2 50-mm stainless steel D-rings to fix some accessories. The harness of this scuba jacket is also equipped with a 50-mm stainless steel D-ring to carry the BC in the water or on board. Thanks to an anatomical plate padding (fixed with 6 stainless steel screws), the plate of this scuba BCD is more comfortable. Inside the plate padding there is an inner pocket for the lift bag or the signal tube. A rectangular 50-mm nylon buckle, placed centrally in the lower part of the harness is to secure the inguinal belt, which can be adjusted through a 50-mm nylon back buckle. A stainless steel buckle allows closing the ventral belt of the jacket. Next to the buckle, there is a loop with a 25-mm stainless steel D-ring for anchoring to the boat.
The second harness of the TYPE ONE BCD is a TEK strap for the DIR configuration. You have to disassemble the plate from the comfortable harness and take away all the D-rings in order to get a DIR configuration for your jacket. Afterwards you have to pass the strap, together with the D-rings through the plate cuts. Once you have done this, you only need to assemble the new TEK harness to the bladder and the back plate in order to get a DIR configuration. The TEK strap is made of HT polyester. The higher part of the strap passing through the plate cuts at shoulders level is reinforced through a HT polyamide strip, which is sewn with the band. At the centre of the strap there is a stainless steel grommet that serves both as a barycentre and to fix the harness to the bladder. In the strap part forming the shoulder straps, there are 4 50-mm large elastic bands to fix the accessories. The crotch belt of TYPE ONE scuba BCD is made of 50-mm HT polyester. You can accessorize the jacket harness moving the D-rings and the other mobile components of the first harness as you prefer.
TYPE ONE is a very versatile jacket. With one TYPE ONE BCD you won’t need different specific jackets for every kind of immersion. This great scuba jacket allows you facing several types of diving. In fact, Audaxpro has designed it to be used with or without the latex bands. You only have to untie the knot and take the latex bands out of the loops to get a DIR bladder for your BCD!
The BCD TYPE ONE is available in 8 different colors (except Kevlar model). You can choose between black, white, blue, red, yellow, orange, fuchsia and camouflage
Audaxpro has designed the TYPE ONE scuba BCD with 2 intermediate buoyancy thrusts to let you choose the most suitable one for your immersions. You can opt for a version of 20 or one of 27 litres. Both are equipped with 2 overpressure, rapid-discharge valves placed in the back, one in the higher, one in the lower part to facilitate the access to it.
The outer bladder of this scuba BCD is made of HT polyamide while the inner bladder is 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. The zip is protected by a strip, thus the zip slider can be concealed. Under the zip, there is a protection strip for the inner bladder. In the central part of the diving BC bladder, there are 4 cuts to lighten the jacket (removing the plates), 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 scuba jacket presents 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 4 slots along the zip and 8 loops (per side) to pass and tighten the latex rings.
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: 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 TYPE ONE BCD can be bought or used with plates (Plate versions) as well as without them (Soft version). 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. There is an anatomical back plate padding, which ensures you the best comfort. The back plate padding has an inner pocket to keep the lift bag or the signal tube.
This special scuba jacket 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 secure the BCD tank. You can choose between 2 different types of big strips for this scuba BC, 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
The TYPE ONE jacket has been designed to facilitate any operation in water so that you only have to fully concentrate on your immersion and enjoy it. The inflator and the inflator holder have been placed strategically, in order to save space and to simplify the use of this scuba BCD. Moreover, with a TYPE ONE BC you can choose between 2 inflator models. 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 different pocket models for holding ballast and/or other containing objects. All Audaxpro pockets are available in 8 different colours. You can choose the one that matches better your TYPE ONE BCD.
All the pockets of this special scuba BCD are made of cordura 1000. In the standard equipment, there are 2 pockets: one is horizontal (6,5x20x14 cm) and one is vertical (6,5x14x20 cm). Both pockets of this diving BC have a weight capacity of 5 kg. Each pocket has a double zip opening, one in the higher one in the lower part.
Inside the pocket, there is a dividing panel made of cordura 1000, which allows using it either as a ballast holder (filling its lower part) or as an object container (filling its higher part). You can fix the pocket to the ventral belt of your diving jacket passing the band through 2 50-mm stainless steel buckles and through a slot sewn on the pocket back. A stainless steel screw ensures that the pocket is tightened to the BCD harness, passing through a stainless steel grommet placed on the pocket back. It is also possible to assemble other models on your diving BC choosing one among the whole Audaxpro pocket collection with an additional charge.