Tech Dive Team
2008 Tech Dives
WEIGHTS & WEIGHT BELTS
DUI Weight & Trim System
DUIs patented weight and trim system provides both the wetsuit and
drysuit diver improved comfort and weight management. Conventional belts tend to seek
their own position on the divers body they can slip, rotate, and loosen at
depth. In addition, many divers experience lower back pain resulting from the belt lying
across their lower back. Also, weight changes are not easy with the conventional belt.
The DUI patented approach addresses many of these
- The harness system holds the belt in place
preventing it from sliding off the body. A benefit of this is the waist belt does not have
to be worn tightly and does not require re-tightening during the course of a dive. The
harness also allows the diver to position the belt where he wants it. Many divers report
that wearing the belt lower across the hips and off the lower back eliminates lower back
pain and hip bruising.
- Double pull cord system allows the diver to drop
all or half the weight in an emergency.
- Pull cord lanyard system allows the diver to
release the weights and hand them to an individual when exiting the water onto a boat
thereby reducing the weight carried out of the water by the diver. The system quickly
- The weight pocket assemblies can be adjusted forward and
backward on the waist belt, allowing the diver to adjust trim.
Halcyon BCD Keel Weights
The BC Keel can be adjusted along the length of the cylinder to
improve diver trim under the water. Improved diver trim reduces drag on the diver in
motion, allowing for more efficient movement. Less effort and stress ultimately
facilitates better air conservation, reduced CO2 levels, and better safety.
More than half of all diving
fatalities occur at the surface. Fortunately many of these potential drownings can be
prevented with a reliable heads-up surface position. Proper ballast placement is essential
for achieving reliable airway protection. An insufficiently weighted tank will often cause
a BC to submerge an unconscious diver. The Halcyon BC Keel promotes heads up surface
protection by reversing the buoyancy of some cylinders.
Includes a special cam buckle and nonslip band to hold the tank
firmly and securely.
The BC Keel is also available in a travel version,
allowing you to fill the keel with the appropriate amount of lead weight at the dive site.
- Maximize your safety by diving responsibly. Consult your
local professional dive store and training agency for assistance in Self Rescue, Ballast
Mediated Airway Protection (BMAP), Self Sufficiency and Responsible Diving Updates before
Halcyon V Weights
Halcyon and Extreme Exposure are proud to
announce the first professionally manufactured V-weight. This unique weighting system has
been employed by explorers for years, yet the inconvenient nature of its construction has
made it all but unavailable in the dive community. The integrated weight system allows
double tank divers to reduce the need for bulky hip weights or cumbersome drop weights.
Divers should be only slightly negative with empty tanks so that air depletion does not
force them to float to the surface during decompression or safety stops. The V-Weight
allows divers to adjust this weight precisely while maintaining only enough removable
weight to facilitate a swimming ascent.
- The 11 pound weight with bolt holes is 17" long and
1 1/2" deep. This unit is designed to fit over the bolts on a set of double tanks and
sit between the tanks and the backplate.
- The 8 pound weight is also 11" long, and is
nearly identical to the 11 pound weight but with a slightly thinner design
ERGONOMIC SHOT BELT
Comfortable to wear and easy to pack, the Ergonomic ShotBelt molds to hip
contours, evenly distributing weight, even when filled to its 35 pound capacity.
Adjustable at front and back for a customized fit.
A plush alternative to traditional weight belts, the neoprene ComfortBelt
has built in pockets designed to hold bullet, block or hip weights all secured by a Velcro
fastener - so adjusting to different conditions is easy. Great for traveling, the
ComfortBelt lets you adjust weight on-the-fly by adding or removing weights from the