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WeightBelt Mares Stainless Steel Buckle

$39.95

WeightBelt Mares Stainless Steel Buckle

The Weight Belt is an indispensable tool for diving and you can choose your favourite colour. Stainless Steel Weight belt with quick-release buckle in stainless steel.

WeightBelt Mares Stainless Steel Buckle

Weight belts are used to secure lead dive weights around your waist, making it easier to dive down and not float straight back to the surface again. Weight belts are made of nylon webbing or rubber.

Calculate with 1 kg (2.2 pounds) / every millimeter of your suit thickness plus add 2kg (4.4 pounds) extra. Based on 80 kg (176 lbs) of body weight and 3 mm wetsuit this means 5 kg/11 pounds weights. If you have slim body shape, add only 1.5kg/3.3 pounds. If you are larger, add on 2.5kg/5.5 pounds.

Women should add 4 to 5 pounds of weight (about 2 kg) if they are diving in saltwater or subtract 4 to 5 pounds (about 2 kg) if diving in freshwater. Men should add 6 to 7 pounds (about 3 kg) if diving in saltwater or subtract 6 to7 pounds (about 3 kg) if diving in freshwater.

If you are serious about freediving and spearfishing, the only type of weight belts you should invest in are rubber weight belts. Rubber is the ideal material because it can stretch with your diaphragm as you breathe. Other weight belts will simply restrict your airway and prevent you from reaching your potential.
WeightBelt Mares Stainless Steel Buckle