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The company that produces the premiere line of technical regulators offers you a premiere line of technical BCs. The Apeks WTX Series – a selection of harnesses, buoyancy cells and accessories that will certainly appeal to today’s technical divers. These fine products offer unparalleled versatility through their modularity. Apeks WTX components can be assembled into a highly technical rig for those trained to push the limits or scaled down to make a travel friendly rig that any diver would want to use. Apeks

Apeks Backplates | Available in Aluminum or Stainless Steel | The backbone of any system - this cleverly designed back plate can be used with the webbed harness or inserted into the WTX Harness. Textured, electro-plate finish and a laser-etched Apeks logo round out the look of the plate. | Authorized Apeks Online Dealer

Apeks Aluminum and Stainless Steel Backplates
  • 4 each upper and lower slots accommodate nylon cylinder bands so a single cylinder can be strapped directly to the plate. Having a series of 4 slots provides lateral stability of the cylinder that traditional 2 slot plates cannot.

  • 3 holes at the top of the plate offer a range of height adjustments for the buoyancy cells and the cylinders. In addition, lower center slot allows for lower band bolts that are misaligned.

  • 2” wide crotch strap slot.

  • Upper and lower perimeter holes along either side and holes along the bottom allow for the mounting of accessories.

  • Aluminum Plate: 6061 anodized aluminum alloy. Weighs approx 1 lb 11oz (753g)

  • Stainless Plate: Made of 316 stainless steel. Weighs approx 5 lbs (2.2 kg).

Apeks Aluminum Backplate

Price: $209.00   add Apeks Aluminum Backplate to cart

Apeks Stainless Steel Backplate Price: $229.00   add Apeks Stainless Steel Backplate to cart


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While these are excellent reference materials, in no way should this information be considered a replacement for proper training for the specific type of diving in which you plan to participate.