How do you thread a belt buckle on a dive?
Position the buckle approximately 45 cm (18 inches) of webbing length from the left waist slot. Thread the webbing from the back up through the second slot (centre slot). Continue to thread the end of the webbing down through the front of the third slot (right end slot). Pull the webbing tight between the slots.
Do free divers wear weight belts?
Freedivers wear lead weights to offset the positive buoyancy of their bodies and their wetsuits. To freedive comfortably, we use enough weight to help us descend to the point our lungs and wetsuit compress to the point we achieve buoyancy.
Why do scuba divers wear weights?
Divers wear diver weighting systems, weight belts or weights to counteract the buoyancy of other diving equipment, such as diving suits and aluminium diving cylinders, and buoyancy of the diver. Free divers may also use weights to counteract buoyancy of a wetsuit.
Why are freedivers so skinny?
Like many have experienced, freediving can make you skinny quite fast. Going through high levels of hypoxia while diving to extreme depths burns a lot of calories. All freedivers know that while freediving one second can make the difference between consciousness and blackout.
How much should you weigh without a wetsuit?
Most people have to add 3-5 lbs when going from no suit to something like a 3mm shortie. HOWEVER, it is always advisable to do a buoyancy check before diving*. Therefore it is also a good idea to have extra weights with you.
Are there ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ ways to thread a dive belt buckle?
There are ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ ways to thread a standard 50 mm (2.0 inch) quick-release diving weight belt buckle. Getting it wrong can be very, very dangerous. So it’s important you learn the correct way to thread your dive weight belt buckle. However, there are many variations in the design of diving quick-release weight belt buckles.
How do you thread a 3 slot belt buckle?
Threading a 3-Slot Quick-Release Weight Belt Buckle Starting from the left of the metal buckle, as it will sit on your waist: Open buckle and thread the left waist webbing strap down through the first slot (double width, left end slot) of the buckle. Position the buckle approximately 45 cm (18 inches) of webbing length from the left waist slot.
How do you attach webbing to a belt buckle?
Open buckle and thread the webbing down through the second slot. Position the buckle approximately 30 cm (12 inches) of webbing length from the left waist slot. Thread the webbing back up through the first slot so the webbing end passes under the rest of the belt.
What type of belt buckle should I use?
We strongly recommend the use of a stainless steel quick-release weight belt buckle with three slots, the first slot being able to take two thicknesses of webbing strap. Starting from the left of the metal buckle, as it will sit on your waist: