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Buoyancy changes from BCD to BPW

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by Rickk, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. Rickk

    Rickk Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philippines
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    I dropped one kg when I stopped wearing my 2 mil shorty as a point of comparison. A full 3 mil suit, twice that??
     
  2. Brett Hatch

    Brett Hatch ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Monterey, CA
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    Something like that. Hard to say from thousands of miles away and all that, but that's a good starting place.
     
  3. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: same ocean as you
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    So is this aerated waterated or both

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    but at different times


    Platey
     
  4. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Queensland Australia
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    Nice plate, how, what, where did you acquire it.
    Mine: stainless-backplate.jpg
     
  5. TooManyHobbies

    TooManyHobbies Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Maryland
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    I dive this backplate with no STA in warm salt water with no thermal protection and an AL80 and I'm probably about 1.5-2kg overweighted because I sink like a rock without added buoyancy. There's not much I could do about it besides wearing a skin suit or something. I don't really care though. I dive comfortably and have all the freedom of movement I want. I can swing my rig up from wherever at any point in the dive even with total BC failure.
    Don't stress it too much. It sounds like you're going to be very close, if not right on the money.
     
  6. Can't Talk ... Diving

    Can't Talk ... Diving Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: West Coast
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    You're overthinking. Get a backplate, dive it, see how it goes. If you have to add a little air to the wing to get neutral so be it. You will see greater benefits in terms of trim and streamlining.
     
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