Dive Rite introduces a new BC with the spear fishermen and hunter in mind. The HunterPac is a streamlined BC based on a basic harness design. Delivering 35 lbs of lift, the HunterPac is ideal for a variety of tanks including Aluminum and Steel while a gusset control system keep the aircell from tacoing. Two stainless, roller buckle cam straps give extra stability while in the water or walking around on the surface. Plenty of D-rings give an ample amount of attachment points for stringers, bags, guns, and ZooKeepers.
The first prototypes have been out in the field for several weeks, getting great reviews from avid spear fishermen such as world record holder Allen "The Grouper" Sherrod:
"For years I used another back inflate BC for spear fishing. The difference in my first dive using the HunterPAC BC, was like night & day. It has a more streamlined configuration, the inflator hose is exactly where you need it to be, plenty of D Rings and with the design of this BC, it gave me more freedom to band my gun. I was able to get into cracks & crevices that I'd have previously gotten hung up in. My overall experience was a greater harvest with the least amount if work."
Alex Fogg marine biologist at The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (University of Mississippi), studying the effects of lionfish in the Gulf of Mexico, had this to say about the HunterPac after trying one out:
"I want to reiterate how bad ass these new Dive Rite HunterPac BC’s are. After trying one on, they are so low profile and would really make things a lot more streamlined when carrying my ZooKeeper (sometimes more than one) and stringer while spearfishing. That has been the biggest complaint about the BC’s I've used in the past: that I turn into a giant parachute and don't have the space to clip everything off. I need to get one of these!!!
Great for the “dual threat” of ZooKeeping lionfish and hunting bigger fish at the same time."