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    Grouper
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    Ocean to Dutch Weight drop

    I was wondering how much weight anyone who has been to dutch usually drops when they go from ocean new england diving to diving at dutch..

    Im doing a 7mm full suit, size small..
    5mm hood
    3mm gloves

    AL80 tank, ranger bcd, aqualung Jet II fins.

    I'm not sure what to drop between the ocean salt water and the fresh water at dutch springs, and dont want to waste a dive trying to figure out my weight.. I would rather estimate it and then drop some weight if needed for the next dive.
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    Drop 2.5% of the total weight of you and your gear to safely compensate for the difference in density of FW vs. SW.

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    Guppy
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    Last year with a size L 7mm full suit, 7/5 hood, 5mm gloves and an al80 tank, I was diving with 20 lbs, in lakes and quary's. I used 26 lbs in the ocean.

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    Grouper
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    I just checked my dive log for my weight differences. I used 32 lbs in the LI sound and 20-21 lbs for dutch springs with the same gear and exposur e protection.

    ( Happy now that i filled out the dive log)

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