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Question about dialing my weight in.

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by purbeast, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. purbeast

    purbeast Barracuda

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Rockville, MD
    Just reporting back after my dives.

    I tried putting 2lbs in each trim pocket and it seemed to be pretty much perfect. I had one the right side of the top cam band and one on the left side of the bottom cam band. I am not sure if that is the preferred way to align trim weight or not, but it seemed to work fine for me.

    I was only able to do 2 dives due to weather (had 4 planned) and those 2 dives felt pretty perfect. It also felt great using my own full setup for the very first time.
    DeepSeaExplorer likes this.
  2. EFX

    EFX Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: North Central Florida
    That is exactly how I have my rig configured. In fact with a full 5 mm wetsuit I use the same weight: 2 lbs in each trim pocket. You may want to check it by doing a weight check at the end of a dive with only 500 psig left in the tank.
  3. Diving Dubai

    Diving Dubai Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dubai UAE
    Rough guide weight check

    With a full tank, and empty BCD/wing your head should be below the surface by the width of your hand, then exhale and check you sink. Adjust as necessary

    Personally I'm always neg on the SS and need a bit of air in my wing, that way I know I can hold buoyancy if I'm lighter for any reason.

    You'll only ever be perfectly weighted at one point of a dive....
    ReadyDiverOne likes this.

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