Question about require BC lift and weight.

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Posted by Nitrox36 on October 22, 2004 at 21:54:14:

I've just gone to a Dry suit. I'm using about 34lbs, I know as I get better I'll loose a few pounds. BUT here's the question for all of you Sage readers. My currect BC is rated at 35lbs lift, is there a problem? When I was on my cert. dive it seem like I had enough lift on the surface. I'm considering going to another BC or back plate. How much lift should I concider. I've asked around and have received different answers. From "you need 40% more lift you carry weight", to " its fine, as long a there is more lift than weight, because you'll alway have the dry suit lift or you can ditch weight in an emergency". By the way I usually dive with a AL Tank, one person told me to go to steel so I wouldn't need as much lift... humm that didn't make sense so I'll throw that one out.

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