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How could i make a makeshift weight belt?

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Rasta Freediver
Mar 4, 2004
Hey, i'm going diving all day tomorrow, and i have no weight belt. I was wondering if there was an easy way i could whip together a makeshift belt to use for the day. If you have any suggestions or ideas to try please give me your input before tomorrow. It's harding swimming down with a scuba wetsuit and my bouyancy with no weights!

*Sorry, i accidentally posted this in technique section*
if you have a really old wetsuit you dont mind cutting up, try cutting a long strip and make it really tight when wearing it, might work!
Not too complicated

Why not just grab a belt of your pants and attach some weights to it? Not the quickest release buckle for sure, so don't push it :) I'm wearing a pretty sturdy leather belt around by pants just now and can't see why it would not work as a half-assed weight belt. Might be ruined afterwards, but it's pretty old and worn anyway.

Not a long term solution for sure, but should be fine for a day...

I once made a temporary belt from the inside tubing of a bicycle (had some lying around for neck ballast). Worked ok for that session...
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you can make a sheap rubber weight belt from the inner tube of a mountain bike tire...good for up to about 4 kg's ..cost about 2 Euros/dollars. Cut to length and attach a buckle... or use inner tube from an old car tire for a stronger version for more weights..a little more work and monney, but it works..

I was thinking an old belt would be fine, but the thing is i don't have any weights... is there any makeshift WEIGHTS i could use too?? I need to go earn some money, my stanky a@@ can't keep up!
Well for one thing, lead does not cost that much. I guess here it's around "a couple $" per kg, and you really should not need more than 3 kg.

But as a kid we did a pretty crazy experiment involving a garden hose, an inverted vacuum cleaner and a backpack full of rocks. It worked fine, but I would not recommend it to anyone ;) That's what my parents got for not paying my scuba course. But maybe if you have a durable bag or pocket or something you could try stuffing sand and rocks into it. I don't know, I would just buy some weihgts and fast for a day or something. Pays of eventually...

Edit: Oh forgot about the scuba suit. Depending on the suit 3 kg might be a bit understated (I need 10 kg for my 7mm scuba suit to even get below water).
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