It is the end of the road for Downbelow PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann’s Vector 1000 Mares BCD.

For 13 years & thousands of dives Richard and his favourite BCD have been together, seeing some incredible sights in temperatures from 4 to 40 degrees and diving all corners of the earth’s oceans.

This classic model went out of production around ten years ago but amazingly Richard managed to find an almost identical replacement in great condition.

Now Richard is all geared-up for the next decade of awesome diving :)

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