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Posted by Julian Clarke on May 12, 2002 at 08:12:56:

This is a request for all divers for help into research regarding divers attitudes towards current weight belt systems - particularly those basic styles as used by the majority of us.

I am currently studying with the open university in the UK, and part of my course work requires me to carry out some market research on a piece of equipment. Having been a keen diver for some twenty years I have decided to put my efforts into something close to my heart and need to carry out some research into peoples attitudes to current weight belt systems. I have posted a questionnaire below and hope that this will provoke some interesting discussion on the subject, and would be very grateful to all who contribute.

How many years have you been diving?

Approximately how many dives have you logged?

Who is your preferred dive equipment manufacturer?
A) Scubapro
B) Mares
C) Oceanic
D) Other
E) No preference

What type of weight system do you use?
A) Weight belt
B) Integral weight system

Have you ever experienced problems with a weight belt becoming loose?

Does the potential safety aspect of this occurrence concern you?

Would you be interested in receiving more information about a more positive weight belt that could avoid this problem?

Would you consider purchasing such a weight belt?

Given that a standard weight belt costs approximately $10, how much would you be willing to pay for such a weight belt?

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