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Check Out Atomic Aquatics’ New BC1 Buoyancy Compensator

With all the other products the folks at Atomic Aquatics make and sell — regulators, dive computers, masks, fins, snorkels, etc — you’d think they made and sold a buoyancy compensator for a while now, right?

Well, as it turns out, Atomic Aquatics recently introduced the company’s first in-house-designed BC — the BC1.

The company had a seven-person design team work on the BC1, rethinking each component for durability, ease-of-use and performance.

Dean Garraffa, the company’s co-founder and president, says:

“There is absolutely nothing like it. We wanted a world-class BC, so we designed one. The new Atomic BC1 is for the diver who wants the absolute BEST available.”

The Atomic BC1 uses unique materials and new engineering designs for the integrated weight system, tank band, and other features. It sports a double-laminated polyurethane coated waterproof fabric that’s coated on both sides and completely waterproof, and dries quickly after a dive.

Check Out Atomic Aquatics' New BC1 Buoyancy Compensator
Atomic Aquatics’ New BC1 Buoyancy Compensator

On the fabric, Garraffa says:

“Imagine if you combined a fine leather Ferrari seat with a saddle — it’s like that.”

The Atomic BC1 also features a patented EZ-LOK Integrated Weight Release System, enabling divers to quickly, easily load weights while in or out of the water. A pair of zippered weight pouches, each holding up to 10 pounds/4.5 kilos of hard or soft weights, glide into the weight pockets and lock into place, and can be released with a simple, one-handed tug on the handle.

Additionally, the BC1 sports a ratcheting CAM-LOK Tank Band and Backpack, that quickly adjusts to accommodate a variety of tank sizes.

The Atomic BC1 retails for US$1,398.95/1,314 Euros and is available in two color options: Black, and Black with Red Accents, with limited sizes in S, M, ML, L and XL.

For more info about all the features of Atomic Aquatics’ new BC1, check out the video below or go to the company’s website at


Atomic Aquatics BC1

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


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