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#11933
HOW MUCH WEIGHT
mike2424 - 12/05/2009 10:10 PM
Category: General
Replies: 6

IM 280 POUNDS HOW MUCH WEIGHT SHOULD I NEED NO WET SUIT.
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Dolphins - 12/06/2009 3:26 PM
Depends on salt or fresh water, and the type of tank you’ll be using. 
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sk290 - 12/06/2009 4:52 PM
It also depends on your experience level. I started with 10% of my weight in fresh water, 80c alum and a 3mm suit. Added a couple of pounds for salt water.

Now that I have a few more dives to my belt (over 200), I’m diving with 8lbs in salt water, same 3mm suit. I think I’m about 130lbs now...

Everyone is a bit different. Just start with the 10% rule and work it down as you become more comfortable.

Happy diving!

Sandra
#11933
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mike2424 - 12/06/2009 7:30 PM
THANKS FOUR THE REPLYS WHAT I MINT IS WEIGHTS ON THE BELT. I WILL BE DIVING IN SALT WATER WITH A 50 CF TANK AND THEN MAYBE A 80 CF TANK ITS BEEN 15 YEARS SINCE I BEEN DIVING AND CANT REMEMBER WHAT I USED. THANKS FOUR ALL THE HELP
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HogLifer - 12/06/2009 10:31 PM


The proper way to weight yourself is, with full gear, (BC, tank and all) is to weight your self so that with no air in your BC and a lung full of air you should float at eye level and when you exhale you should sink. You will become more boyant as the air is used from the tank. Depending on your tank AL or Steel AL tanks are posative boyant when empty, STEEL tanks tend to stay a few pounds negitively boyant when empty. But you should be within a couple of pounds of perfect, and you can fine tune your weight over a few dives.


I hope this helped, Dick
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oceanfloor - 12/08/2009 8:31 PM


From mike2424: THANKS FOUR THE REPLYS WHAT I MINT IS WEIGHTS ON THE BELT. I WILL BE DIVING IN SALT WATER WITH A 50 CF TANK AND THEN MAYBE A 80 CF TANK ITS BEEN 15 YEARS SINCE I BEEN DIVING AND CANT REMEMBER WHAT I USED. THANKS FOUR ALL THE HELP



Just a thought... but I hope you took a short dive refreasher course....want to see you have tons of fun and stay safe my divebuddy :)))
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DiveBuddyChgo - 12/13/2009 2:13 PM
Start with 10 lbs.. If you can’t get down add some weitht.. The question is more like how much weight don’t ya need.. A refresher course I agree would be good for ya.. And a 50 cu. ft. tank is only good for small divers that can’t handle the extra weight of a larger tank..