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Old 06-06-2008, 05:51 PM   #1
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Default Dang noobs are full of questions

Ok I have another question. I know alot of things factor (Tank, Wetsuit, body fat, etc) how much weight you will need but where is a good starting point. When we certified I had 16# and Donna had 11#. Everything but 1 Safe second regulator came in the mail today, so we don't have a show stopper for the weekend. (Only Weather) Unless I need more weight and can't find any.

Headed that way in the morning.

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Old 06-06-2008, 05:59 PM   #2
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When your first starting out, being over weighted is where you want to start. How much weight you carry is going to depend on many factors and you will perfect it as you dive more. I would strongly suggest some shore dives or some dives at the springs to tune in your setup. I dive with 12-14 lbs with a 3 mil suit and an AL80 tank. Less with a steel tank etc... But when your starting out, just over weight yourself and work your way back with the weight.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:13 PM   #3
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When I first started diving it was in the warm waters off Guam, and I needed no wetsuit or weights. When I started diving in Wisconsin I went from no wetsuit to a twopiece 5.5mm farmer john and it jacked my bouyancy up. I started to have to go down with 28 lbs of lead + tank. My diving buddies can attest I had one heavy MF'ing bag. I started diving steel and lighter wetsuit now that the warmer water has moved in and my weight has dropped drastically I'm down to about 8-10 lbs depending on how much mexican food I eat the night before....:moon
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