What do you use ...Weight belt or integrated bcd? Why?

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asked May 5, 2018 in Scuba Diving by hurfish (3,024 points)

5 Answers

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answered May 5, 2018 by VADiver (940 points)
Definitely prefer weight integrated BCD. They shift the weight slightly closer to your center of gravity, allowing easier trim in the water (weight belts tend to push your legs down). Integrated BCDs will also typically have trim pockets that allow you to redistribute your weight to achieve better trim in the water.
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answered May 9, 2018 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I use integrated all the time when not wearing a wetsuit. If wearing a wet suit I use both incase I have to take off my bcd. If you have all your weight in the bcd while wearing a wetsuit you can have a uncontrolled ascent if your not careful. Plus this way your bcd is not so heavy.
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answered May 9, 2018 by Cvet (3,369 points)
I hate diving a dry suit and have the weight belt slide down. With the Zeagle wicked BCD that I now have with a crotch strap I can float on my back and just relax. Love the integrated pockets.
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answered May 14, 2018 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Old school. Weight belt.
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answered May 6, 2018 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
I use both.... I like it like that. Part bcd and the rest on the belt.
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