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Old 06-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
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Re: Weight-belt needed for freediving?

Most likely you will not need a weight belt. Lead is needed to offset blubber and the buoyany of neoprene wetsuits. Sounds like you have neither.

Possibly you might need 2-3 maybe 4 lbs max, but it is safer to wear less lead than more. Also there is a big difference between 10 and 35 feet.

If you want to lay motionless on the bottom hunting fish in 10 feet, you may need some lead. At 35 feet depth, your lungs and chest will be crushed and you will be heavier and I would be surprised if you would want any lead for that depth.
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