Alaskan Scuba Dude
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- Anchorage, Alaska
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- I just don't log dives
My configuration (no lead weights, wetsuit) using steel doubles require none to very little air to remain buoyant. In the real world of scuba diving the all too familiar environment doesn’t exist for most novice recreational divers, hence, so many fatalities, and the culprit has been the lazy instructor who taught students to be over weighted. BCDs are not the problem.I know I shouldn't feed the troll, but for the benefit of the OP....
If you really want your weight belt caught as you ditch it, why not just have your knife on the outside of your leg instead.If you drop a 25 lb weight belt at depth, your ascent will become uncontrolled as the wetsuit regains buoyancy. I actually WANT my weight belt to be caught by my crotch strap if it accidentally becomes unbuckled.
In an uncontrollable descent the novice diver panics and is unable to ditch weights correctly. Read up on novice diver fatalities.