The need to be properly weighted is – and will always be – one of the top considerations for an enjoyable dive.
While you may perfect your diving skills, explore new dive sites and reach higher certification levels, you’ll always need to check that you’re properly weighted before every dive.
In the video clip below, Safe Diving covers some of the factors that make calculating your buoyancy difficult.
Different dive conditions, equipment and – heck – even losing or putting on a few extra pounds will directly impact how much weight you’re going to need to go down and dive comfortably.
And if you want to obtain that sweet and perfect buoyancy, being properly weighted is paramount. The last thing you want to do is to spoil a dive because you have either a) too much weight or b) too little.
But how do you calculate your dive weight?
Experts love to complicate this, but ScubaOtter has made it really simple. Give their diving weight calculator a try and see for yourself. Just click here to use their diving weight calculator (available in both metric and imperial units) to find out how much weight you’re going to need.
All you have to do is put in your diving details, such as:
• Suit type
• Tank Type
• Experience level
And voilà! This quick calculation (which takes you less than 30 seconds to fill out) instantly gives you an estimate of how much weight you’re going to need.
ScubaOtter’s handy (and free) weight calculator takes into account every important parameter to help you figure out your dive weight. So make your dives safer and more comfortable by learning how to calculate your scuba weights requirements on your own.
Check it for yourself: test the ScubaOtter Diving Weight Calculator!