SCD 500 Wraparound Scuba Diving Buoyancy Compensator

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Key feature
This diving buoyancy jacket is designed for both men and women. It offers comfort and freedom of movement!
Users reviews
4.42 / 5 12 ratings

Products benefits

Anatomic design
Patented V-shaped straps for men and women.
User comfort
Reinforced padding on the back and shoulders.
Ease of use
Four attaching rings, two large side pockets. Releasable weight pockets
Abrasion resistance
Material: Ripstop 600d PES to limit tearing Bladder fabric: laminated polyamide


Main fabric : 100.0% Polyamide (PA)
Approved by
All the SUBEA buoyancy compensators were also developed through usability and convenience testing (static, dynamic and biomechanical analysis) conducted by DAN Europe, as a specialist and independent consultant. *DAN Europe (Divers Alert Network Europe) is an international non-profit medical and research organisation dedicated to the safety and health of scuba divers.
Our technical partner: Planet Ocean (the PADI 5-star diving centre) based on the Water Sports Centre by Decathlon in Hendaye - France. The centre uses SUBEA diving equipment throughout the year. The team of instructors are rigorously involved in the development of our SUBEA products: from the design phase with the teams (product managers, designers and engineers), to the endurance tests with the help of the centre’s divers (from beginners to trainee instructors, all year long).
Designed to :
experienced divers looking for a wraparound buoyancy compensator with releasable weight pockets.
Availability of spares that are essential to the use of the product: 2 years.
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Maintenance advice
After a particularly intense season or after a long period of inactivity, TRIBORD recommends an inspection and a service annually or after 100 dives to maintain the guarantee.
Storage Tips
Store well clear of sources producing ozone (electric motors, cookers, etc.) and protect against UV rays to avoid damaging the seals and, therefore, the good working order of the buoyancy compensator.
Diving requires the certification of a diving instructor.

Additional information

Type of vertical compensator
Subea-Tribord diving buoyancy compensators are "wraparound": the volume of the air is distributed over the entire surface of the body that is covered, providing a significant level of buoyancy and improved support in the vertical position.
A combined buoyancy compensator with patented V-shaped straps.
The exclusive shape of the straps leave the arms free whilst providing even better support. The shape of the straps also prevents compression of the chest, making this buoyancy compensator suitable for both men and women. The buckles on the straps allow for easy and accurate adjustment thanks to their shape and size.
Ergonomic accessories
The drain tabs have been moved forwards: on the chest for the upper drain, and on the belly under the right-hand pocket for the lower drain. They are also shaped for an easy grip. Consequently, control of the diver’s buoyancy is improved. The openings of the two side pockets have been lowered for easier access. The Subea SCD 500 buoyancy compensator has two releasable weight pockets that can contain up to 3 kg per pocket.
Reinforced padding!
For added comfort, the design teams have developed reinforced back padding on the back of the SUBEA SCD 500, providing cushioning behind the cylinder. The padding has also been reinforced on the shoulders for a more comfortable wear.
Weight and buoyancy
Buoyancy S =100N/10l M = 130N/13l L =165N/16,5l XL = 180N/18l Weight: 3.88 kg (size M)
Product composition
The Subea-Tribord buoyancy compensators are made of high-quality materials that have been tested in sea water and in pools. Material: Ripstop 600d PES, which limits tearing. Inflatable chamber fabric: PA210 with PU laminate.
Care advice
1/ Rinse your buoyancy compensator thoroughly with clean water. Pay particular attention to the drains and the inflater. 2/ Empty any water that may be contained in the buoyancy compensator by pulling the lower drain tab. Do not store water in the inflatable bladder. 3/ Dry your buoyancy compensator on a wide hanger, out of the sun. Inspect your buoyancy compensator once a year and look for any signs of wear. Inflate the inflatable chamber by mouth, then wait 12 hours to see if it deflates.
Storage advice
It is important to store all diving equipment well clear of sources that produce ozone (electric motors, cookers, etc.) and to protect it against UV rays. If this is not the case, the seals can deteriorate more quickly, affecting your safety or the working order of the regulator. Keep your equipment in a dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
Servicing buoyancy compensators
Your buoyancy compensator must be inspected and serviced by a certified Subea centre at least every two years, and more often if you are a frequent diver. After-sales service:
What is the SUBEA brand?
Tribord Diving is now called SUBEA, the Decathlon brand dedicated to underwater sports (snorkelling, SCUBA diving, spearfishing and free-diving). The markings on all our diving products will gradually be replaced. Why SUBEA? Because: "SUBaquatic Experiences are Amazing"! For more information:

Users reviews

4.42 / 5 12 ratings
10 users recommended this product
Distribution of ratings
  • Man
    +60 years old
    22 August 2017
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Es muy cómodo

    El jacuete es para una amiga de 14 años i functiona bien

  • Man
    30-39 years old
    10 June 2017
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version

    Tiene una capacidad de flotación más que suficiente y su respuesta de hinchado es inmediata y muy rápida, así como la de extracción de aire desde las válvulas y tráquea. El espacio de los bolsillos extraíbles de lastre es suficiente para mis 4 kg (2 + 2 ) [Talla L] y con algo de margen para piezas más grandes. La calidad y acabado de los materiales son buenos. El jacket es muy cómodo y se ajusta muy bien al cuerpo dentro y fuera del agua. El único inconveniente que le encuentro es que al poner el lastre, los bolsillos del BCD se quedan algo estrechos y pequeños. En definitiva, muy buena relación calidad precio y recomendable.

  • Man
    50-59 years old
    21 July 2017
    Use since More than 1 year
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Super Gilet !

    Je suis instructeur et j'ai acheté ce gilet pour la femme. Je l'ai examiné sous toutes les coutures et franchement je suis jaloux de ce gilet par rapport au mien de marque très connue. La coupe ergonomique convient pour un homme ou une femme, le système de largage fonctionne très bien, la prise en main du direct système est facile, les deux poignées de purges rapides sont faciles à atteindre, la fermeture des poches est bonne, il y des boucles pour fixer des accessoires, tous les réglages du gilet sont efficaces, le petit coussin dorsal et la bonne poignée de transport sont très pratiques. Le tissu est résistant. En plongée comme en surface le gilet se comporte de bonne manière. Ce rapport qualité-prix est imbattable. Je pense que ce gilet est produit dans la même usine d'autres marque bien connue, la compétence de l'assemblage est donc au rendez-vous. La seule amélioration possible serait la possibilité de mettre plus de plomb dans les poches. . Ce n'est pas possible de placer le lestage nécessaire dans les poches si ont plonge en combinaison 7mm avec une bouteille 12L en aluminium.