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November 2018    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 33, No. 11   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Is This Diver Carrying too Much Weight?

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In response to our article in Undercurrent last month about divers often carrying too much weight, a Texas subscriber wrote this: "I am a 5'7" woman over age 65 and weigh 160 pounds. I dive warm water with a 1mm suit and use 14 pounds. So often I've been told that I'm over-weighted. When I dive with less, I really struggle at the 15-foot safety stop. I've completed over 250 dives and constantly read articles about buoyancy and weighting. I've come to the conclusion that I'm a cork and there's nothing to be done about it. Generalizations about what everyone should be doing are misleading."...


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