Course Outline

Objective: Remove the weight system while you are on the surface.

Value: When boat diving, especially from RIBs, all dive gear will be handed up to the boat crew before you climb on board.

How It’s Done:

  • With your right hand, open the release. Then grip the other end and pull the belt away from you. Put your weight belt and/or your integrated weights on the side of the pool.
  • In case of an emergency:
    • Make sure there are no divers below you.
    • Remove or drop your weight system from the surface, especially if you are overweighted or you cannot inflate your BCD.
  • It may be necessary to replace your weight belt while floating on the surface. If so, you must make sure nothing is caught under the weight belt when you put it on again.
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