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Larry Molnar (Cleveland, OH) thought we were too dramatic when we wrote about the Zeagle recall in October, suggesting that if a BCD buoyancy cell split at the surface, the user might plunge to the depths. He suggests a properly weighted diver would stay comfortably at the surface.

This might be true at the end of a dive, but a properly weighted diver would carry enough weight to account for the loss of weight of the air used during the dive. This could be as much as eight pounds (3.5kg), depending on the tank. So if the BCD split at the surface at the beginning of a dive when the tank was full, down the diver would go....


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