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bretaincrab3

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Hi guys, So I got a new polosub 8mm suit (with long-john). We will mostly be diving around 2-5m fresh water. I am 187cm and fairly lean. I have no experience using a suit this size, so I was wondering what your experience was. How much do you use?
Obviously, we will do a proper test and adjust once in the water. But it would be great to have a starting point.
 

bretaincrab3

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Hi guys, So I got a new polosub 8mm suit (with long-john). We will mostly be diving around 2-5m fresh water. I am 187cm and fairly lean. I have no experience using a suit this size, so I was wondering what your experience was. How much do you use?https://19216811.cam https://xender.vip https://testmyspeed.onl Obviously, we will do a proper test and adjust once in the water. But it would be great to have a starting point.
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crocoyes6

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Generally - when you are on surface of the water and you exhale, your chin should be on water level (not like diving when you exhale and you are half of mask deep).

I would advice starting from 4-5 here and finding your point as this depends on the costume. I have two piece 5mm that needs 5 kilos and two piece 8mm that also needs 5 kilos for the same buoyancy.
 

crocoyes6

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There's some pointer videos on youtube on how to setup your weight. IIRC you'll want to out on 'extra' weight than you normally would if you lead-out correctly.

Normally you weigh yourself to become negatively buoyant at one third or half the depth you're aiming at. Being that would be hard for diving at 2 to 5m you just keep adding weights until your naturally buoyant at that depth. There no fun in constant kicking to keep yourself down at those depths.

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miklcct

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Hi I have another question about weighting. Is here anyone whose neutral point is above -10 m without weights? Where is your neutral point (state suit or no suit, fresh or sea water) and how does it affect your dive?
 
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