Weight Systems

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24 Items

Set Descending Direction
  1. DGX Trim Weight Pocket
    DGX Gears Small Trim Weight Pocket {4 lb | 1.8 kg}
    $19.00
  2. DGX Gears Trim Weight Pocket {6 lb | 2.7 kg}
    DGX Gears Trim Weight Pocket {6 lb | 2.7 kg}
    $24.00
  3. Nylon Webbing Weight Belt Size Options
    DGX Custom - Nylon Webbing Weight Belt
    $15.00
  4. DGX Soft Weight Packages {12 lb | 5.4 kg}
    DGX Soft Weight Packages {12 lb | 5.4 kg}
    $69.00
  5. Apeks Surelock Weight Pockets (Pair)
    Apeks SureLock™ Weight System {20 lb | 9.1 kg}
    $185.00
  6. Apeks SureLock™ Replacement Pouch Insert {10 lb | 4.5 kg}
    Apeks SureLock™ Replacement Pouch Insert {10 lb | 4.5 kg}
    $59.00
  7. Apeks SureLock™ Backplate Attachments
    Apeks SureLock™ Backplate Attachments
    $109.00
  8. Dive Rite Travel Weight Pocket
    Dive Rite Travel Weight Pocket {4 lb | 1.8 kg}
    $28.00
  9. Dive Rite Quick Release (QR) Weight System
    Dive Rite Quick Release (QR) Weight System {12 lb | 5.4 kg}
    $75.00
  10. Dive Rite Quick Buckle Weight System {20 lb | 9.1 kg}
    Dive Rite Quick Buckle (QB) Weight System {20 lb | 9.1 kg}
    $119.00
  11. Front View
    Dive Rite Quick Buckle (QB) Weight Pocket Insert {10 lb | 4.5 kg}
    $38.50
  12. Dive Rite Quick Buckle Weight System {32 lb | 14.5 kg}
    Dive Rite Quick Buckle (QB) Weight System {32 lb | 14.5 kg}
    $135.00
  13. Front View
    Dive Rite Quick Buckle (QB) Weight Pocket Insert {16 lb | 7.3 kg}
    $41.00
  14. Dive Rite Nomad Weight Plate
    Dive Rite Nomad Weight Plate
    $114.00
  15. XR Side Weight Pocket
    Mares XR Tek Weight Pocket {8 lb | 3.6 kg}
    $39.95
  16. Mares XR Standard Weight System - Pair
    Mares XR Standard Weight System {18 lb | 8.2 kg}
    $107.00
  17. Small Trim Weight Pocket
    OMS Small Trim Weight Pocket {4 lb | 1.8 kg}
    $14.00
  18. Front View
    OMS Ballast System {12 lb | 5.4 kg}
    $108.00
  19. OMS Utility Pocket w/Vertical Ballast
    OMS Utility Pocket w/Vertical Ballast {6 lb | 2.7 kg}
    $75.00
  20. OMS Ballast Replacement Inner Pocket
    OMS Ballast Replacement Inner Pocket {6 lb | 2.7 kg}
    $16.00
  21. Front View
    OMS Backplate Pad w/ Weight Pockets
    $120.00
  22. Top View with Bungee Loops Installed
    Weight Plates - Set of Two
    $19.00
  23. Highland Tail Trim Weight Pouch
    Highland Tail Trim Weight Pouch
    $18.00
  24. Front View
    Highland V Trim Weight Pouch
    $20.00

Will back inflation float an unconscious diver face up?

PFD Example

We usually hear this from divers who have always worn a jacket style BC, and we'd like to point out that it's irrelevant. It's true, the US Coast Guard requires an approved wearable Personal Floatation Device (PFD) to float the unconscious victim face up in the water. But a Buoyancy Control Device (BCD) for scuba divers is not designed to be a PFD for an unconscious boating accident victim, regardless if the BC is jacket or back inflation. We only offer back inflation style because experienced divers have learned the harness, backplate and wing BCD is better than a jacket BCD, offering very precise control of buoyancy and trim as well as offering a more streamlined profile. An improperly fit back inflation BCD might cause you to tip forward, but a properly fit harness worn with a crotch strap will allow you to assume and hold any position under the water or on the surface.

When on the surface, divers unfamiliar with back inflation will need to break the habit of holding down the power inflator until they feel squeeze (there won't be any) or hear the OPV release. With an over inflated aircell they will have a huge amount of buoyancy on their back, causing them to float too high in the water and tip forward. Instead, they should add only enough gas until their head is just above the water.