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BZ400 Weighting

Discussion in 'SANTI Diving Equipment' started by befee, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. befee

    befee Divemaster

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    How much weight does it take to sink a BZ400 undersuit?
    I'm looking for a good starting point to fine tune my weighting.

    Thanks
     
  2. OceanEdge Outfitters

    OceanEdge Outfitters Course Director

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    Hi befee,

    What undersuit and configuration were you diving with prior to the BZ400?
     
  3. Yavox

    Yavox Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Warsaw, Poland
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    Santi BZ400 requires in my case (180cm, 70kg) about 14kg to go underwater with no equipment, just the drysuit and BZ400 itself. Those 14kg were found during some sidemount workshops, which required chosing the right amount of lead on the belt, which will let me go underwater when I breath out the air.

    With a twinset configuration (2x12 200bar Faber "light" 12,1kg tanks) it translates into 8kg x-weight. I guess I could drop 2kg more when diving in most complete configuration - a cannister torch + 2 backups, the reel and so on. Maybe even 1kg more to go, when switching from Mares Excel+ light fins to much heavier rubber jets.
     
  4. elan

    elan DIR Practitioner

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    Are you talking about fresh or salt water? Thats about 8lb difference with a double set for me
     
  5. Yavox

    Yavox Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Warsaw, Poland
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    Fresh water, various lakes in Poland.
     

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