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Evolution of my Dive Rig

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by DiveDaddyDale, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. NoHurry

    NoHurry Garibaldi

    Newbie question: why would the wetsuit go from +6 to +22, just because the tank is empty? Thanks.
  2. nimoh

    nimoh Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Rochester, MN
    do you have any theories on how the kydex plate causes a buoyancy swing such that you are bouncing up and down like a yo-yo?
  3. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Miami, Florida
    The assumption is that when the tank is full you are at depth and the suit is compressed (less buoyant) and when the tank is empty you are at the safety stop and the suit is less compressed (more buoyant). However, 22 lbs is a lot of a 3 mil suit, the rule of thumb is usually 2 lb per mil for a single layer suit. You could always measure the buoyancy in a pool to see how much weight it takes to sink the suit without you wearing it. Your intuition is correct, tank pressure has nothing to do with the buoyancy of the wetsuit.

    BTW, there is a buoyancy calculator in the BC forum.
  4. DiveDaddyDale

    DiveDaddyDale Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Plano Texas
    So interesting. I do not know the "why" of the DSS Kydax plate and how it factors into the whole equation.

    Just got the S.Pro aluminum plate and a OxyCheq 30lb Mach ?
    V wing. I guess I will know more after some test dives.

    Also, I got hooked up w a local pro to help me achieve buoyancy and good trim.

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