buoyancy compensator
buoyancy control device. Abbreviated as BC

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • buoyancy compensator — Scuba Diving. an inflatable vest used to control one s buoyancy underwater or to rest at the surface, usually having a connecting hose for inflation or deflation by mouth and a CO2 cartridge for rapid, emergency inflation. Also called BC,… …   Universalium

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  • buoyancy control device — an expandable bladder in the form of an expandable vest used with scuba apparatus. It can be inflated with air from the scuba tank to increase buoyancy while diving and is used for resting, swimming or lending assistance to others under water. It …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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  • Diver rescue — Beaching a casualty while providing artificial respiration Diver rescue, following an accident, is the process of avoiding or limiting further exposure to diving hazards and bringing a SCUBA diver to safety.[1] A safe place is often a place where …   Wikipedia

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