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BUOYANCY CONTROL DEVICE [2 records]

Record 1 2017-11-27

English

Subject field(s)
  • Underwater Diving (Sports)
DEF

... a piece of diving equipment with an inflatable bladder which is worn by divers to establish neutral buoyancy underwater and positive buoyancy on the surface, when needed.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Plongée sous-marine (Sports)

Spanish

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Record 2 2004-11-02

English

Subject field(s)
  • Sports Equipment and Accessories
  • Underwater Diving (Sports)
CONT

Because the scuba diver is constantly confronted with buoyancy variations caused by depth changes, it is important that a precise method of buoyancy control be available. Such a method is provided by means of a buoyancy control device, or BCD, which is tied into the air supply from the scuba tank.

Key term(s)
  • floatation vest

French

Domaine(s)
  • Équipement et accessoires de sport
  • Plongée sous-marine (Sports)
OBS

[Il s'agit d'un] gilet, collerette ou bouée, rapidement gonflé de gaz [qui] assure au plongeur une flottabilité positive croissante et le remonte automatiquement vers la surface [...]

Spanish

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