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Side mount lift capacity for Tech

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by Dany_Nashed, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Dany_Nashed

    Dany_Nashed Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Egypt
    Hello, So I just got certified as a technical diver and was wondering if my current setup can handle my upcoming adventures.
    I currently have a WSX-25 side mount BCD with 5kg(11 lbs) of lead to maintain a decent trim using two aluminium 12L tanks. I've tried the same setup with three 12L tanks, I could still maintain a decent trim.
    I typically dive in salty warm water, so I don't see myself using a dry suit.
    My question is, is the WSX-25 enough if i'll be using 2 deco tanks? Do I add lead to the deco tanks so that I wont have to struggle with my back side being too positively buoyant? and if so, will the WSX-25 still give me proper lift?

    Highly appreciate your input :)
  2. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC PADI Pro

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: United States
    That rig should do 4 AL80 tanks without issue.
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  3. victorzamora

    victorzamora Solo Diver

    As long as OP isn't wearing too much neoprene, I agree.

    4xAL80s is ~20lbs of gas. That only gives you ~5lbs of suit compression plus whatever "marketing lift" is in the wing. I certainly wouldn't add weight to the tanks, though.
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