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From £451.56 £376.30

To £680.14 £566.78

Due to high demand we are currently out of stock of Medium size Explorers. We expect to be restocked in early January 2023.

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Original RRP:£526.82

Step outside your comfort zone - in complete comfort

The AP Commando Explorer is a high quality BCD packed with features designed to maximise comfort and allow fi
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£451.56 £376.30

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    Original RRP:£526.82

    Step outside your comfort zone - in complete comfort

    The AP Commando Explorer is a high quality BCD packed with features designed to maximise comfort and allow fine-tune buoyancy control. It is based on the blueprint of the original Commando - and apart from a small difference in the body shape (see below) - it is built to the same high standards in build quality, features and performance.

    The Commando Explorer offers the advantages of reflex technology - the unique AP comfort-fit system which allows you to adjust the jacket fit and customise it specifically to your individual shape - with a one-time simple set-up adjustment in the height position of the waistband, shoulder buckles and the backplate length.

    Buoyancy control is enhanced with 3 super-responsive dump / over-pressure valves, a choice of emergency breathing valve / inflators and the option of a positive-lock integrated weight system.

    • Multiple lightweight aluminium 50mm D-rings - pre-bent to stand-off for easy clip-on
    • 1000 denier twin-bag construction - the toughest build-quality on the market
    • Optional quick-release integrated weight pockets
    • Reflex adjustment - allows you to fine-tune the fit at shoulders, waist and back
    • Ability to upgrade to twinset cambands

    Options include:

    • APV200 Inflator or the Auto Air octo-inflator
    • Cargo Clips (standard) or Integrated Weight System
    • Emergency Mini-Cylinders - Din or A-clamp
    • Twinset camband kit (supplied in addition)

    Sizing Considerations

    The Commando Explorer is cut differently to the Commando. Our years of experience at dive shows tells us that the Commando Explorer is usually a better fit for divers with a regular or short back - regardless of overall height. (The Commando is the best fit for a longer back). 

    Apart from a small difference in maximum buoyancy because of this difference in shape, the Commando Explorer is identical in build quality, features spec, upgrade options and price.

    Maximum Buoyancy

    Small - 11.73 kg   Medium - 16.02 kg   Large - 17.55 kg   XLarge - 19.89 kg

    Twinset Upgrade Option

    The supercam single webbing camband comes as standard. If you opt for the supercam twinset kit upgrade this is supplied in addition - allowing you to switch beteen single and twin cylinder setups.


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    • Reflex comfort-fit system - anatomically contoured, fully padded and adjustable to the finest degree at shoulders, waist and back-plate
    • Rapid release system for either Integrated Weight pouches (optional upgrade) or our unique Cargo Clips (supplied as standard)
    • Unique high-traction, stabilising cylinder-cradle backplate designed to cater for different size single cylinders or twin-cylinder sets
    • Option to add AP twinset cambands
    • Choice of emergency breathing valve/inflators
    • Optional emergency 0.4litre 232bar mini-cylinder DIN or A-clamp (300bar DIN also available)
    • Our unique patented stud system construction maintains the shape of the jacket and enables the tough outer bag to take the stress away from the bladder.
    • The stud construction also offers low profile wrap-around buoyancy and rapid gas flow around the BCD which affords the diver effortless manoeuvrability underwater unhindered by trapped air pockets.
    • 10 x  welded aluminium D rings with pre-bent, stand-off shoulder rings for easy location and attachment
    • The harness mounting points are on the inside face of the jacket, allowing it to inflate away from the diver, causing a minimum amount of squeeze when inflated fully. The design provides just enough squeeze so you can feel the jacket supporting you.

    • Foldaway dedicated SMB pouch at rear - large enough to stow an AP SMBC

    • Spacious side-pockets with chunky 10mm zips and easy-find zip-runners
    • Positively buoyant easy-find dump-pull at rear left negatively buoyant easy-find dump-pull at front right
    • 3rd dump/over-pressure valve integrated into the inflator & hose assembly
    • High visibility reflective piping
    • Padded lumbar support
    • Foldaway hose runners
    • Unique AP twin-bag construction with bespoke Endura FX100 1000 denier coated-nylon outer bag air-tight PU welded inner bladder with lifetime warranty
    • Service zip allowing replacement/service of bladder and all valves