The Mares Rock Pro dive BCD is a superb fitting, durable and comfortable scuba diving BCD. The Rock Pro includes an integrated, quick release weight system and is ideal as an entry level through to advanced scuba diver looking for a decent BCD to see them through diver training and holiday travels.
The lower weight of this model (Medium size: 3.3kg) makes the Rock Pro BCD an ideal piece of scuba diving kit for the travelling diver. The Rock Pro is definitely among the most durable of Mares BCD range and is ideally suited to travel and beginner to intermediate diving.
The backplate includes Tyrpol padding for better comfort. The connection of the bladder to the harness allows the bag to expand outwards. Thanks to this special design, chest compression during dives is avoided.
The Mares Rock Pro jacket is equipped with 6 strategically placed, stainless steel D-Rings for safe and easy use. The quick-release buckles are made of high-strength techno-polymer. The ventral buckle is 50mm and the shoulder strap buckles are 40mm. The Rock Pro is also equipped with a 20mm buckle on the chest that incorporates a whistle that can be very useful in an emergency.
The Rock Pro BCD includes the Mares integrated, quick release, weight pocket system (rather than the Mares SLS system). There are two large zipped external side pockets for storage and inside the right pocket is an elastic loop for securing small accessories. The pockets also feature specially designed openings for storing the octopus and the pressure gauge or console.
The jacket is equipped with two dump valves, one on the right shoulder and one on the lower right, in addition to the inflator hose manual dump valve. All valves are 'low profile' for minimum bulk and drag. The Mares Rock Pro BCD has two tank attachment straps offering a more stable, secure positioning.
The main features of the Mares Rock Pro are:
Strong and durable
Integrated weight system
Perfect fit thanks to enveloping shoulder straps
Anatomical pocket cut to minimise water resistance during a dive
Right pocket includes an internal elastic strap for accessory clips
Padded back panel
Strategically placed steel D-rings
Lightweight and travel-friendly