Scuba Diving performing a buoyancy weight check

Scuba Skills: Performing a Weight Check on the Surface.

Diving incorrectly weighted will increase your air consumption and hold you back from attaining that amazing weightless feeling that we’re all chasing. If you’re weighted incorrectly you will either spend the whole dive adjusting your BCD, or battling to prevent yourself from floating up on your safety stop – neither of these is fun or safe. By performing a weight check on the surface, you will get a better understanding of how much weight you really need and have better dives because of it. Continue reading