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Tusa BCJ-2100 Scuba BCD Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Tusa BCJ-2100 Scuba BCD Review Posted in: BCDs, Between $101-$250

The BCJ-2100 is the bargain basement, entry-level BCD in Tusa’s product line. The BCD uses Tusa’s Ultimate Stabilizing Harness with its pair of side rails to secure the air tank, while the Independent Harness System reduces the space between your back and the tank to an absolute minimum. The 2100 comes with two deep zippered pockets, a nylon strap carrying handle, and is made from 440 denier nylon for middling durability. However, the BCD lacks an integrated weight system and a sternum strap for the harness. The lift capacity is 18 lbs (8 kg) for the smallest BCJ-2100 and 46 lbs (20.8 kg) for the largest.

Tusa’s BCJ-2100 is a no-frills BCD for a diver on a budget, or perhaps for a dive center’s rental inventory. Consumers say the BCD is stable, easy to inflate and deflate, reasonably durable and has a comfy fit. The lift capacity is adequate for most recreational diving. However, the BCJ-2100 has none of the extra features that are common to even middling general purpose recreational BCDs, and it isn’t a stripped down travel BCD either. Basically, the BCJ-2100 is what it is and performs as promised, nothing more and nothing less. If a diver wants a new, workable BCD for as low a price tag as possible, the BCJ-2100 is a solid candidate.

Average Price: $200