Dive Rite Stainless Steel XT Backplate
The new Dive Rite XT Backplate design has evolved to include new features and ergonomics for the modern diver. Laser cut from 10 gauge low carbon, rust resistant 316L stainless steel, the unique shape contours the diver’s back while generously rounded corners prevent the plate from digging in or damaging exposure suits.
Dispatched in 2 to 4 days
Based on the original Dive Rite backplates produced since 1984, the new XT Backplate design has evolved to include new features and ergonomics for the modern diver. Laser cut from 10 gauge low carbon, rust resistant 316L stainless steel, the unique shape contours the diver’s back while generously rounded corners prevent the plate from digging in or damaging exposure suits.
All XT plates are individually finished by hand guaranteeing there are no rough or sharp edges that could potentially damage harness webbing. They are then electropolished to a mirror finish and laser engraved to ensure that they look as good as they perform.
The XT backplate is set up with 11" (27.9cm) on-center mounting holes to accommodate standard double tank bolt kits, including two hole positions for the upper bolt providing user adjustability of tank height.
Two sets of 2" slots along the center channel allow divers to weave cam straps onto the backplate for single tank diving use without the need for a single tank adapter.
Two pairs of holes on side tabs are positioned for use with bungees to be able to sidemount stage bottles.
A series of additional holes along the outer edges of the backplate provide different options for mounting lights, pony and suit inflation bottles, lift bags, and other accessories.
2” harness webbing slots are used throughout to accommodate either a Basic, Deluxe or Transplate style harness. 2" (50mm) and 1" (25mm) slots at the bottom center of the plate allow for any crotch strap up to 2" (50mm) in width to be used.
Weighing in at 5.51 lbs (2.50 kg), stainless steel plates are a popular option for divers looking for a more even distribution of ballast weight.
- 10 Gauge low carbon 316L Stainless Steel
- Laser cut, hand finished edges
- Electropolished and Laser Engraved
- 5.51 lbs (2.50kg)
- 10.5″ (26.7cm) (widest point) x 15″ (39.4cm)
- 1.25″ (3.2cm) depth (with contour)
- In-water buoyancy: -5.5 lbs (-2.5 kg)
We aim to dispatch all in-stock items within 2 working days but will inform you of approximate delivery times should any item on your order be out of stock or on supplier backorder due to current manufacturing or transport delays caused by global shortages and/or impeded production.
Our 2022 shipping rates are as follows:
• UK mainland orders £45 and over: FREE - DPD Delivery
• UK mainland orders under £45: £4.90 Fixed Rate - DPD Delivery
• Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Highlands & Northern Ireland: £14.9 Fixed Rate
• European Union: £13.90 + 5% of order value (maximum £30)
• Rest of the World: £19.50 + 8% of order value (maximum £55)
• BFPO Post Codes: £20
For international orders containing weights, cylinders (excluding suit inflation bottles) and Suex scooters please contact us in advance before placing your order.
These products are not included in our global max-capped shipping rates and are only shipped outside of UK mainland after freight cost is calculated based on total weight, dimensions of parcel, location of delivery and the courier service used. We will let you know what this cost will be before processing any order.
All cylinders we ship within and outside of UK mainland are filled and tested on site before being emptied for dispatch. Cylinders shipped outside of the UK will be empty and will also have their valves removed, requiring reassembly after you receive delivery. Twinset manifolds and bands will also be removed and dispatched together with the cylinders for safe global shipping.
RETURNS & REFUNDS
Please contact us before any return with your order number and date details. Receive our Returns Authorisation Form and instructions and enclose them with your return to expedite a refund. Detailed information is available in our Returns & Refunds Policy.
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Note that all returned items are shipped at the customer's own risk and remain the customer's property until received by Underwater Explorers, so please ensure they are packaged well and use reliable postal services with tracking facilities. The
goods will be inspected on arrival.
Return postages are at your own cost and our outbound shipping costs (if items are sold with integrated basic shipping charges) may be deducted from any UK mainland refund unless linked to a fault/defect claim.
Please contact us with your order number and name before sending any returns to:
Underwater Explorers – Returns
Unit 1, Maritime Business Centre
Dorset, DT5 1FD