Re: weight belts - good or bad, the first place to look for a dive instructor

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Posted by Jeff Shaw on May 12, 2002 at 19:05:22:

In Reply to: weight belts - good or bad posted by Julian Clarke on May 12, 2002 at 08:12:56:

How many years have you been diving? 3

Approximately how many dives have you logged? 40

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?
No I went integrated....

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?

Further Comments: Had problems losing weight pockets too. This has me convinced that one place only for all your weight makes the buckle belt security issue extremely important. With pouches the likely hood of dumping all weight in an accident is less. I lost 8 lbs and had to strugle to stay down. If all the weight was on a belt, I would have lost all 24 lbs. The result would not have been a struggle, but an uncontrolled ascent.
I also found that integrated was way easier in 1000 stairs down to the beach entries.

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