(8 customer reviews)



The Hera BC from Oceanic comes standard with all the features and durability required of a high-end women’s BC. The design also incorporates our patented Adjustable Positioning System, rugged yet lightweight materials, plenty of storage, and 30lbs of integrated weights into what may be the most comfortable, best fitting BC you’ll ever wear.

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The newly re-styled Hera BC from Oceanic is built from the ground up for the ladies and comes standard with all the features and durability required of a high-end BC. The design also incorporates our Patented Adjustable Positioning System, rugged yet lightweight materials, plenty of storage, and 30 lbs of integrated weights into what may be the most comfortable, best fitting women’s BC ever.

  • Designed specifically for women divers
  • Patented Adjustable Positioning System (A.P.S.) Track
  • Adjustable depth-compensating cummerbund
  • Pre-bent welded stainless steel D-rings
  • Reinforced contoured shoulders
  • QLR4 Integrated Weight System 20 lbs plus dual 5 lbs rear

You Asked For It
More than 300 female divers, instructors and Oceanic Dealers participated in a detailed survey to help develop the ultimate women’s-specific BC design. Time and time again, we heard what is lacking in today’s BCs designed for women: a BC that’s actually designed to fit you; not a scaled-down male BC. You’re looking for a BC that’s comfortable, contoured in all the right places, but one that doesn’t sacrifice features or functionality.

You want a BC that’s travel-friendly, yet rugged enough and packing the lift capacity required for daily local diving. And finally, you’re looking for something with a little style – preferably not just big swatches of pink or purple material. You ask for it – Oceanic delivers.

Patented Custom Fit Harness
Oceanic’s patented Custom Fit Harness is standard equipment on the Hera. With multi-position shoulder straps and cummerbund, the Hera delivers individual comfort for women of all shapes and sizes.

Hybrid Bladder Design
The innovative design of the Hera allows the freedom of movement and other benefits you have come to expect from a rear-inflation BC. However, the unique wraparound design of the air cell provides you more lift than most BC’s; as well as an improved, upright orientation when the BC is inflated on the surface.

Patented QLR (Quick Lock & Release) Weight Integration System
Angled down slightly to aid self-loading, Oceanic’s patented QLR Quick Lock & Release System keeps up to 20 lbs. of releasable weight in position and stable throughout the dive. The weight pouches are simple to load and easy to release when you want to. Best of all, our patented positive-lock system helps to ensure that they’ll stay put.

Rear Weight Pockets
Located on the back of the BC on either side of the cylinder band. Provides greater integrated weight capacity and better attitude underwater. Carries up to 10 non-dumpable pounds.

Fadeless 1000 Denier Cordura® Construction
Exterior abrasion points are covered in our “Fadeless” 1000-denier Cordura – tough stuff that will hold up to years of extreme diving and keep that new look longer.

Optional Integrated Retractor / BC Knife System
Built-in retractor and Spinner BC Knife attachment points – perfect for streamlining gauges, lights and other essentials.

Reliant Integrated Inflator
Ergonomically designed to be functional and easy to use in any dive position, the Reliant Integrated Inflator provides a full range of airway exhaust/inflation control. Simply press a button to produce precise flow for trimming dive altitude or maximum flow for major changes in buoyancy. A large exhaust valve creates a flow rate higher than the inflation rate of the power inflator, improving diver control during ascents.

Patented Depth-Compensating Adjustable Cummerbund
Oceanic’s patented depth compensating cummerbund is manufactured from a unique woven elastic material that eliminates the need to readjust as your suit compresses at depth. Oceanic’s cummerbund offers up to 8″ of adjustment to fit a wide range of sizes. For additional customization, the cummerbund may be easily changed with another size.

Padded Backpack and Additional Lumbar Support
Extra heavy-duty padding provides comfort both above and below the surface without having to sacrifice the stability of a hard backpack.

Large Main Zippered Pockets
Zippered so they’re easy to get into. Enough room to store your Light, extra Shadow Mask, Pocket Snorkel, and more!

Optional Air XS 2 Alternate Inflator
The AIR XS combines the reliability, performance and durability of the SlimLine OCTOPUS and ALLIANCE INFLATOR into one very low profile, streamlined package. The regulator/inflator combination is as small as many BC inflators alone, with breathing performance superior to many stand-alone octopus regulators.

The AIR XS can be added to any existing Oceanic BC or may be purchased already installed on a new Oceanic BC for additional savings.

Air Cell Material
Shoulder Panel Material
Pocket Panel Material
Main Pockets / Closure
Accessory Pockets / Closure
Max Dumpable Integrated Weight
9 kgs
Max Non-Dumpable Rear Weight Pockets
5 kgs.
Padded Backpack
Lumbar Support
Carrying Handle
Tank Positioning Strap
Stainless Steel D-rings
Plastic D-rings
Sternum Strap
Depth Compensating Cummerbund
Right Shoulder Pull-Ball Exhaust
Integrated Retractor Mount
Spinner BC Knife Mount
Air XS 2 Alternate Inflator
Lift Capacity
9 l
12 l
15 l
18 l
30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee

Size Chart

14″ or 16″
14″ or 16″

8 reviews for HERA BC, W/QLR4, XS

  1. Jes

    I love this BCD!

  2. Jes

    I purchased this BCD 2 years ago and I love it! It is especially made for us ladies and very comfortable when diving. The only negative thing is the clip where your 2nd stage goes doesn’t keep it in place very well, so I would recommend buying a new one.

  3. Sara

    I’ve been diving this BCD for almost 6 years now, and the comfort and fit are unsurpassed. It has held up to the abuse of professional diving and not only has it held up, but it still looks great. I tried on many styles and since I work at a dive shop I have my pick of what to wear, and this is the BCD I choose.

  4. Sunny

    I had an Oceanic BCD for over 20 years that finally bit the dust. My new Oceanic Hera BCD makes me wish I’d gotten a new one long ago. It is so comfortable in and out of the water, and cradles the tank in a way I can turn upside down to shoot photos without any problems. The tank strap is easy to tighten securely. Plenty of pockets and attachment points that keep equipment out of the way.
    I tried on several BCDs while shopping, and none fit as well, were as trim, as well designed, or as well padded. The materials are sturdy- unlike the torn pockets I’ve seen on my friend’s BCDs. These weight pockets are solid, and have a solid insert jacket.
    Oceanic is my hero!

  5. moody mermaid

    I’ve had this BCD for over 5 years and I absolutely love it. It’s super comfortable and the padding is great. The handle is convenient for switching tanks with heavy weights in it, and the fit is just great for me. Nice surface buoyancy, too. No tipping or struggling with the hybrid design.
    The downsides?
    – It’s heavy. I travel a great deal and every time I pack it I curse the weight. Of course, all the tiny extras that make it comfy and convenient (the handle, the padding, the solid buckles and pockets) add up to make it weigh more.
    – I have been disappointed by the quality of the zippers on the pockets. One broke after a couple of years and the other seems ready to go any time. BCD pockets get yanked and treated badly when you have gloves on, can’t see what you’re reaching for, etc, and the zippers need to be really sturdy for this reason.

  6. ADiver

    I have had my Hera for a year and a half now and love it. My first BCD, though a size small always shifted around, my Hera is XS and I am able to create a nice snug fit. Love the pockets and easy zip and how easy it is to get to my inflater/deflater, my last BCD I was always searching for it. Also love the integrated weight system; makes getting back in the boat easier. I am not a professional diver, be living in Florida and owning our own boat we are out pratically every weekend during the summer. Highly recommend this BCD.

  7. Dana

    This BCD is incredible. It fits like a glove and has made diving so much more fun. I will agree that it’s a bit bulky to travel with but it is worth the extra bulk to have a BCD that fits so well. I’m 5’4″ and 120lbs and the XS fits the best.

  8. Ashley Cota

    The Hera is the best women’s BCD on the market! As a scuba instructor I spend many hours a day in my gear and even after four years it is still in great shape. The adjustable/shifting straps allow any woman to customize the BCD to her unique figure. The extra padding inside allows for comfort in and out of the water, even with heavy tanks and weights attached. The metal D-rings and large pockets to help streamline gear and easily carry accessories. Not only is the Hera designed for comfort and reliability but it also boasts a shifting cell bladder that gives you the benefits of both back inflate and jacket style to aid in perfect buoyancy and trim in any position in the water or on the surface. I cannot recommend this BCD highly enough, it is a game changer for female divers!

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