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The Mares Prime is ideal for those who are looking to start diving. This BCD is a great to get started for beginners, as this BCD provides an excellent fit and amazing buoyancy. This strong and durable BCD is made from denier 420, making it hard wearing and long lasting.

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The Mares Prime is ideal for those who are looking to start diving. This BCD is a great to get started for beginners, as this BCD provides an excellent fit and amazing buoyancy. This strong and durable BCD is made from denier 420, making it hard wearing and long lasting.

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Mares Prime BCD

The Mares Prime is ideal for those who are looking to start diving. This BCD is a great to get started for beginners, as this BCD provides an excellent fit and amazing buoyancy. This strong and durable BCD is made from denier 420, making it hard wearing and long lasting.

Not only does this BCD provide a comfortable fit and great buoyancy but it also has storage for an octopus and pressure gauge, there is also 2 large cargo pockets. This is a great feature as your equipment is out the way until you need it, so you can focus on your amazing surroundings.

This Mares BCD provides comfort where it is important most. This includes a Monoplate backpack which stops the weight of the tank becoming uncomfortable, this is to help you enjoy your dive in comfort without letting heavy equipment affect you.

This is a standard BCD but can be upgraded to include an integrated weight system. This BCD does not include weight pockets but they can be added to this BCD at a later day. The Mares Prime BCD standard version is lightweight and is extremely comfortable and easy to move around.

Key Benefits

  • Great For Beginners - The new Mares Prime BCD is great for those who want to start up diving. This is due to how lightweight it is and it only features the standard features that you will need to begin with. This BCD can also be upgradeable, so you don't have to worry about buying another one once you are out of the beginner stage.
  • Denier 420 Material - This BCD is constructed of 420 denier which is long-lasting and is one of the features which makes the new Prime so lightweight.
  • Standard BCD - The Mares Prime is a standard BCD which has all the essentials you need from a BCD. This can be upgraded to include integrated weight system.
  • Excellent Buoyancy & Fit - This BCD comes in 5 different sizes which means that there is a size to fit most divers. This BCD provides great buoyancy which is an essential feature for a good standard BCD.
  • Lightweight - The Mares Prime BCD only weighs as little as 2.5kg which is very light, the compact design and the soft monoplate backpack along with the lightweight design makes this a great piece of dive equipment.
  • Durable - Thanks to the 420 denier material this BCD is long lasting whilst being lightweight. Although this is suitable for beginners it can be upgraded, so Mares has made this BCD to last through your diving experiences.
  • Storage - This BCD includes storage for an octopus and a pressure gauge. This is a great feature as it will stop the equipment getting in the way, so you can enjoy your dive without worrying about keeping your equipment in place.
  • Monoplate Backpack - The Mares Prime BCD includes a monoplate backpack which stops the tank on the divers back from becoming uncomfortable. The monoplate backpack provides padding between the divers back and the tank.
  • 2 Large Cargo Pockets - This is extra pockets to carry other equipment in, making this BCD perfect for keeping equipment out the way and secure in a pocket whilst diving.
  • Upgradeable Integrated Weight System - This BCD does not include weights as it comes as a standard BCD. This does not mean that you can’t add weights when needed, as you can upgrade so this BCD includes a integrated weight system.

Who is Mares Prime BCD for?

The new Mares Prime BCD is for beginner divers who are looking to start off diving adventures. This standard BCD includes all the essential features that a beginner diver would need. Not only is a great beginner BCD but the Prime also is lightweight and fits great, this is key when diving as you want to enjoy the underwater world in comfort. The Prime can be upgraded to include integrated weight system, this is a key benefit as it then comes more than just a beginners BCD but an all round great BCD which can be used by any diver. This is a perfect piece of equipment for those looking for comfortable, long lasting and lightweight BCD which delivers a comfortable stable ride at depth.

Who are Mares?

Mares has become a worldwide leader in the distribution and manufacturing of state-of-the-art diving equipment, and continually sets new industry standards. With this comes a range of fantastic diving products for all levels of experience and skill.

Size Chart

Metric

 SizeHeight (cm)Weight (kg)Chest (cm)Hips (cm)
XXS <165 <55 <95 67 - 90
XS <165 <55 <95 70 - 94
S 160 - 175 50 - 70 85 - 105 70 - 94
M 165 - 180 60 - 80 95 - 115 85 - 112
L 170 - 185 70 - 90 105 - 120 96 - 112
XL >180 >80 >110 108 - 136

Imperial

 SizeHeight (ft/in)Weight (lbs)Chest (in)Hips (in)
XXS <5' 5" <121 <37 26 - 35
XS <5' 5" <121 <37 28 - 37
S 5' 3" - 5' 9" 110 - 154 33 - 41 28 - 37
M 5' 5" - 5' 11" 132 - 176 37 - 45 33 - 44
L 5' 7" - 6' 1" 154 - 198 41 - 47 38 - 44
XL >5' 11" >176 >43 42 - 52
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Mares BCD Comparison

BCD Magellen Dragon SLS Kaila SLS  Pure SLS BOLT SLS
Fusion Bladder     ✓   ✓    
Classic Bladder          
Backmounted   ✓       ✓   ✓
Ergo Inflator   ✓   ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓

Airtrim

         
Monoplate Backpack    ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
Foldable Backack          
Suspension System          
Material  Cordura 420  Cordura 420  Cordura 420  Cordura 420  Cordura 420

D-Rings - Stainless Steel

- Aluminium

- Heavy-Duty Technopolymer

 

4

1

 5

 

 

5

 

 

7

 

 

6

 

 

Weight (Size L) - kg

- lbs

 2.4

5.3

4.5

9.9 

4.4

9.7 

3.8

8.3 

3.9

8.6 

Bouyancy - 3XS

 

- -  -  -  -

XXS

180N 

18.3kg/38lb

 -

110N

10.8kg/24lbs

 -  -

XS

130N

13.8kg/35lbs

130N

13.8kg/35lbs

170N

18.1kg/40lbs

200N

21kg/46lbs

S

150N

16kg/35lbs

150N

16kg/35lbs

M

180N

18.3kg/38lbs 

180N

18.3kg/38lbs 

L

200N

21kg/46lbs

200N

21kg/46lbs

XL

230N

23.9kg/53lbs

 -




 

BCD Quantum SLS Hybrid AT Prestige SLS Prestige SLS WH Prime Scuba Ranger
Fusion Bladder     ✓        
Classic Bladder   ✓     ✓   ✓   ✓  ✓
Backmounted            
Ergo Inflator  ✓    ✓  ✓  ✓

Airtrim

   ✓        
Monoplate Backpack  ✓          
Foldable Backack    ✓        
Suspension System    ✓        
Material Cordura 420

D-Rings - Stainless Steel

- Aluminium

- Heavy-Duty Technopolymer

 6

-

3

-

6

 -

2

-

2

-

5

-

-

-

-

2

Weight  - kg

(Size L) - lbs

 4.5

9.9

4

8.8 

3.9

8.6 

3.9

8.6 

2.8

6.2 

1.8

3.9

Bouyancy - 3XS

 

 -  -  -  -  -

XXS

 - - -

100N

10.9kg/24lbs

 -

 80N

8.3kg 18lbs

XS

120N

12.2kg/27lbs

145N

148.kg/32.6lbs

120N

12.2kg/27lbs

120N

12.2kg/27lbs

 -  -

S

130N 

 13.8kg/30lbs

145N

148.kg/32.6lbs

130N 

 13.8kg/30lbs

130N 

 13.8kg/30lbs

150N 

16kg/35lbs 

 -

M

150N 

16kg/35lbs 

200N

21kg/46lbs

150N 

16kg/35lbs 

150N 

16kg/35lbs 

160N

16.3kg/35.9lbs

 -

L

180N

18.3kg/38lbs 

200N

21kg/46lbs

180N

18.3kg/38lbs 

 180N

18.3kg/38lbs 

200N

21kg/46lbs

 -

XL

200N

21kg/46lbs

235N

24kg/52.9lbs

200N

21kg/46lbs

200N

21kg/46lbs

235N

24kg/52.9lbs

 -

DELIVERY

We will take every effort to get you goods to you as efficiently and effectively as possible. All orders placed before 3pm will be shipped on the day of ordering subject to payment authorization and item availability.

Any items which are out of stock will be shipped as soon as they become available. If this causes a delay in your delivery, you will be notified and your order dispatched as soon as possible. If any items are unavailable, you will be contacted and offered a replacement or refund.

UK Delivery

If your order total is under £40 then you can choose one of:

  • Royal Mail Tracked - £2.95
    (1-3 Working Days)
  • DPD Next Day - £4.95
    (Guaranteed Next Working Day + 1 Hour Delivery Window)

If your order total is over £40 then you can choose

  • Royal Mail Tracked - FREE
  • DPD Next Day -1/2 Price - Only £2.49


Please be aware that the prices above are for areas classed as "UK Mainland" by DPD which does NOT include offshore islands, Scottish highlands or Northern Ireland.

Non-UK Delivery

Our website has a comprehensive postage system which takes into account the weight of your delivery and the destination address - to get a quote for your order please add the products you'd like to buy to your basket, go to the basket page and fill in the "Estimate Shipping & Tax" section to get the price.

BFPO Addresses

This shipping method is available for British Forces Posted Overseas and addresses only. Shipping is as with all other UK mailing but please check to see that the size and weight of your order does not exceed maximums for your BFPO destination number by checking with the BFPO website.

Please note that once we have shipped the item and handed over to the BFPO service we have fulfilled our contract and delivery responsibility. All queries and problems with delivery must be taken up by yourself with BFPO and any claims must be handled between yourself and them.

Restricted Products

Please be aware that some products have restrictions on which countries we can send them to. Please enquire ahead of time if you require an order dispatched outside the EU and we can advise.

VAT Exempt

If this applies to you, the price you will pay for the goods will automatically be adjusted to remove the VAT element - you MUST choose the correct country on checkout for this to apply. We CANNOT refund the VAT once the order is completed.

You can also avoid paying VAT if you are having your goods sent to you in the UK, but are taking the goods abroad permanently within 3 months of making the purchase. You will have to pay the VAT with your order and reclaim the tax per relevant regulations - please be advised we cannot help with this process.

BACKORDER STOCK

We stock the vast majority of products listed on our website in our Whitley Bay superstore and warehouse and these products are available for same day dispatch & next day delivery.

Due to the huge quantity of products we stock, we offer the ability to backorder products which have gone out of stock and less popular products which we don't carry stock of.

Depending on the brand these backorder products can take anywhere between 1 and 10 days to arrive into stock. We estimate 3-5 working days on average but please be aware that products from Mares and Scubapro are shipped from Italy & Germany respectively so can take a little longer.

As always if you aren't sure or want a more accurate estimate just give our team a call or email!

RETURNS

You can return any product that is in an UNOPENED, RE-SALEABLE condition within 30 days as long as it is not marked as clearance. Please contact us before doing this so we can confirm this ahead of time - we recommend using a recorded delivery service for any returns as you will be responsible for ensuring it reaches us.

Please get in touch to confirm a return by email or phone before sending anything back. When sending a return it is important that you include:

  • Your order number
  • Your name & a contact telephone number
  • The reason for return

We will try and get your return processed as quickly as possible but if you don't send this information it can delay the return.

EXCHANGE

If you have ordered something and it doesn't fit then we can exchange for a more suitable size, stock permitting, but you will have to pay the return postage.

CANCELLATION

Our customers have the right to cancel their orders within 14 days unless their order has been dispatched. After the order has been dispatched, it is the customers responsibility to return the item in a saleable condition and receieve either a full or partial refund.

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