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Sherwood Scuba is celebrating their 60th Anniversary

Written By: Bob Grundmeyer

Sherwood Scuba is celebrating their 60th Anniversary this year as one of the leading equipment manufacturers for scuba divers. is excited to offer the Sherwood Avid, one of the longest running and most successful buoyancy compensators of all time! The Sherwood Avid CQR3 bcd is the completely new and redesigned version of Sherwood’s industry leading buoyancy compensator that features the state of the art CQR3 weight release system.   It features an innovative weight release system, offered by the company that invented the mechanical weight release system, offering larger handles that are set in a place to be more accessible while at the same time adding support from the back plate.

The bladder is made using heavy-duty 1000 Denier, urethane-backed nylon for extreme durability with an ergonomic design for comfort and stability in warm water coupled with the perfect amount of lift for colder temperate water temperatures.   Proper fit is almost always assured with the use of a depth compensating cummerbund, adjustable shoulder straps and sternum strap.

Sherwood rounds out their list of features with a handful of conveniently placed D-rings, twin cylinder bands for a single tank, 2 zippered pockets designed for easy access, and a small custom pocket to stow your optional Akona Safety Sausage.  The Avid is also ready to be customized to the diver’s preference being ready to incorporate the Akona BC Accessory Kit, or the Gemini Breathable Inflator.  Available in sizes XSmall through a whopping 5XLarge, the Sherwood Avid CQR3 bcd is the perfect choice for any diver!

For 60 years divers around the world have counted on Sherwood Scuba equipment for dependable performance in all conditions, and this trust is something they will keep earning, dive after dive, for the next 60 years and beyond.