- Size Guide
- Delivery & Returns
The Mares Prime Upgradable is a standard entry-level BCD that is ideal for divers who are just beginning their diving adventure and want a BCD that is a high quality yet cost-effective. The Prime allows the option of upgrading the BCD to include an integrated weight system at a later date, helping to spread some of the cost.
The Prime offers excellent buoyancy and lift to give you a confident head-up orientation on the surface and plenty of control and stability whilst diving. The BCD is made from a lightweight but strong and durable 420 denier nylon material.
It features a strong, full height backplate, a large cargo pocket with a Velcro closure flap on each side, scooped cutouts above the pockets for octopus and gauge stowage, a standard style harness with quick-release buckles on the shoulders, chest and waist and the Mares ergo inflator.
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- Ideal for those who want to get started with their diving adventure
- Standard BCD
- Excellent buoyancy and fit
- Light, strong and durable denier 420
- Stowage for octopus and pressure gauge
- Monoplate backpack
- 2 large cargo pockets
- Upgradeable integrated weight system
Use this size chart to choose the most appropriate size for your Mares BCD
|Size||Height (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|
|Size||Height (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|
We offer free tracked UK standard delivery on orders over £50.
Standard UK delivery is £3.50 for orders under £50 and sent using Royal Mail First Class delivery. You will receive your order 2 - 3 days from the date of dispatch. Order by 2pm on a working weekday, and we will aim to dispatch the same day.
Next Working Day for the UK is £6.99.
International shipping rates depend on items, shipment weight and destination. Shipping costs are calculated at checkout.
If you change your mind, it doesn’t fit, or you become inflicted with buyer’s regret - that's OK!
Mike's Dive Store offer an extended returns policy of 30 days - so you can be rest assured if the suit, piece of diving equipment or gift doesn't suit then just send it back, and we will either exchange it or offer a full refund less any postage costs. Too easy!
Please note that there are some special order items on our website that will be subject to a 20% re-stocking fee, but we will let you know about these items before we special order them so that you are aware of this. If this is the case we can always help with correct sizing so that we minimise the risk of return.