Scuba diving weights play an important role in scuba diving in terms of descending and buoyancy. Because our bodies along with all the scuba gear are naturally buoyant and as a result will float naturally. The role of the weights is it helps the scuba diver to sink when they are ready.
Getting the diving weights correct depends on a number of factors such as are you using a drysuit or wetsuit, your own weight, and are you diving in salt water or fresh water. Generally speaking as a rule of thumb you add around 10% of your body weight of extra weight.
In today’s post, we will go through in more detail how much weight do I need for scuba diving. So let’s get started!
There is a number of factors you need to take into account when trying to work out the weight you need. As these can affect the amount of weight you may need. These factors include the following.