ScubaPro Hydros Pro Review 2023

Find out if the ScubaPro Hydros Pro lives up to the hype in this ScubaPro Hydros Pro review.

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ScubaPro Hydros Pro review

The ScubaPro Hydros Pro BCD is a unique type of BCD as it features a completely modular approach in which you can add or remove any part of the BCD you like.

The back-inflate wing bladder makes the Hydros Pro suitable for experienced divers and beginners alike and a BCD that can last you years to come.

There is also the Hydros X BCD which features an ADV-style side bladder configuration instead of the wing.

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"The ScubaPro Hydros Pro BCD features a unique modular approach that will make this the perfect BCD for travelling, as well as diving in harsher environments."

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Rating: 4.9 / 5.0

Reasons to buy

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Very versatile
  • Compand and durable
  • Lots of features
  • Completely modular
  • Back-inflate
  • Easy to replace parts
  • Dries quickly

Reasons to avoid

  • Price (you knew this was coming)
  • Quality management at ScubaPro could be better
  • Little lift differences between the sizes

What could be improved

  1. Maybe use a little less plastic

Where to buy

Our ScubaPro Hydros Pro review

Below you find everything you need to know about the ScubaPro Hydros Pro, its features, specs and what we like, and don't like about it.

The ScubaPro Hydros Pro BCD in both its 4th and 5th gen version are some of the all-time best-selling high-end BCDs out there and get you the best non-backplate/wing BCD money can buy.

It features integrated weight pockets, super lightweight design, and a modular approach to using your kit.

Scuba diver in ScubaPro gear underwater

As expected from a BCD at this price point, the air bladder is on the back, thereby giving you much better buoyancy and trim in the water.

Unlike basically all competitors in this segment, the Hydros Pro can be taken apart completely and features can be added or removed as needed.

This means you could use all the bells and whistles when diving at home and drop the heavier weight pockets and such when traveling.

A cool feature I really like is that it ships with a backpack in which you can fit the entire BCD which makes it very convenient for traveling.

ScubaPro Hydros Pro ladies backpack
The backpack comes in the package.

My tip: This system requires a little practice before you get comfortable with it. Try it out in shallow water or the pool and make sure you know how to use it before diving deeper.

By the way, the difference to the almost identical Hydros X is that the Pro has a wing bladder, and the X model is a AVD one.

The ScubaPro Hydros Pro has taken the BCD world by storm and if you can afford it, this is the best jaclet-style BCD money can buy.

Grab the right colors for your weight pockets and make sure to stand out above and underwater!

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