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Weighting When Moving from AL80’s to LP85

Discussion in 'Sidemount Diving' started by Javier Ruiz, Dec 6, 2020.

  1. SavDiver

    SavDiver Instructor, Scuba

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    This forum section is specifically for side mount diving. I own 2 hp100 and 2 lp85 that I dive with single tank backmount which is very rare. The reasoning why I said get a drysuit before diving steel is because, with a person of low body fat and diving with 2 steel tanks, it would severely overweight the diver to a very unsafe position. Sorry if that confused it, I was specifically talking about sidemount with steels.:)
     
  2. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Ah, I hadn't noticed. I also dive the steel 108's in sidemount, but I use a drysuit which gives me redundant lift in that configuration.
     
  3. SavDiver

    SavDiver Instructor, Scuba

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    All good mate, yeah the only way I can dive my steel 85 safely is via drysuit.
     
  4. Javier Ruiz

    Javier Ruiz Registered

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    Drysuit training in April! Can’t wait. Thanks for the responses. Diving aluminum till I get my drysuit and the training for it!
     
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  5. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to year round diving!
     

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