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Weight Belt or Integrated Weight ?
Smithsgold - 8/27/2014 10:45 AM
Category: Survey
Replies: 67

Weight Belt or Integrated Weight ?
MDW - 1/04/2019 5:05 PM
[Choose #3] I’ve found that in sidemount (with no 6 lb backplate) with my drysuit, I do need a few pounds. I do this in a spine strap mounted (technically integrated, I guess) pouch. Otherwise, no weigh needed for backmount doubles or sidemount in wetsuit.
captn_rob - 9/28/2017 5:07 PM
[Choose #4] I have and use both. Primarily integrated but my bc is maxxed out at 20 lbs. I like to keep 5-10 lbs extra on my belt.
Starky - 6/28/2017 4:11 PM
[Choose #2] Integrated BCD but I’m about maxed out
scubadmike - 5/08/2016 6:30 PM
[Choose #2] INTEGRATED B.C.D.
ParadiseDiveCenter - 1/15/2016 4:13 PM
[Choose #4] Both !!! Weight Belt when with students for Pools. Integrated the rest of the time !!
IslandDiver83 - 9/14/2015 3:58 PM
[Choose #1] I choose weight belts, for now. I’m a novice diver (got certified in April) and I’ve been on 4 dives with weight belts. I like them for the easy drop ability, but I would love to check out an integrated system some day, for comparasion.
BobW - 7/10/2015 5:58 AM
[Choose #4] I use a combination depending what BC I am wearing, conditions, exposure protection, dive environment, and dive objectives. This allows control of both boyancy and orientation in the water.
hardhat06 - 5/26/2015 11:55 AM
[Choose #4] Combo of both
OleCrab - 2/06/2015 3:10 PM
[Choose #4] Both.
Aquabot - 12/17/2014 2:45 PM
[Choose #4] I use a balanced rig....until I switch to sidemount.
GreggS - 11/20/2014 6:31 AM
[Choose #2] First dive after certification was an ocean dive. Was using rented equipment with a weight belt. The buckle came unclenched and slipped off my waist at 55 feet deep. Promptly bought a weight integrated BC.
CivilEng - 10/25/2014 5:48 AM
[Choose #4] Most rental equipment is still belts...even in the US. That will change when costs come down but for now belts are here.
HillCountryDiver - 9/23/2014 11:28 AM
[Choose #4] Balanced weight.
Brian_V - 9/16/2014 8:58 AM
[Choose #1] an instructor, occasionally you have to ’lend’ weights to students during dives, so its just easier to keep & pull those extra weights out of a weight belt.
SKubaSteve - 9/15/2014 10:06 AM
[Choose #2] Integrated are more comfortable for me and one less thing to carry.
BeekeeperGreg - 9/04/2014 12:53 PM
[Choose #4] I use both, rubber weight belt to keep me positive for skin diving, and additional weights in BC for Scuba mode. Rubber weight belt doesn’t move.
Hawkeye54 - 9/02/2014 3:42 PM
[Choose #2] With a jacket style BCD, integrated is more comfortable and floats better at the surface (less riding up).
Reush - 8/30/2014 12:04 PM
[Choose #2] Certification bc was weight integrated, seems obvious to keep it comfortable.
Pixel - 8/29/2014 3:59 AM
[Choose #4] I use both. My back can’t handle all the integrated weight and I have "heavy" ankles so need waist weight in front to balance myself out. In the end I have integrated tank and bcd pocket weight and a belt.
RAWalker - 8/28/2014 9:47 PM
[Choose #4] depends on the rig I’m diving
tstormdiver - 8/28/2014 8:49 PM
[Choose #4] Doubles- no weight, rebreather- integrated for perfect trim, Recreational- integrated weights uless I am demonstrating weight belt Techniques in an OW class.
Greg - 8/28/2014 2:38 PM
[Choose #2] Here is a past survey about the same thing:
RichKeller - 8/28/2014 11:35 AM
[Choose #1] I only use a weight belt. In an emergency I want all the weight in one place so it can be dropped with one buckle.
ginovega - 8/27/2014 1:27 PM
[Choose #2] Integrated all day long...I just got one integrated BC (used) and I regret no getting it sooner...I hate belts and I have lots some while comming into the boat...
Eric_R - 8/27/2014 12:45 PM
[Choose #2] I dove for 25 years with a weight belt. I bought a weight integrated BC 2 years ago and absolutely love it. You can always wear a weight belt and leave the weights out of the BC.
Plmr747 - 8/27/2014 12:35 PM
[Choose #2] I don’t know why one would use anything but integrated.
dalehall - 8/27/2014 11:03 AM
[Choose #2] Wore a weight belt duirng my O/W cert and after it dug into my hip bones the way it did, I was weight integrated after that.
Brendin - 8/27/2014 10:50 AM
[Choose #2] New B/C so Integrated for me !!!
Smithsgold - 8/27/2014 10:46 AM
[Choose #2] Integrated when Diving Weight Belt when Dredging !!!!