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Goals: to keep the rig floating on the surface

to keep the diver floating on the surface with the head above the water
to compensate for any negative change in buoyancy while underwater
to choose the right amount of lead - to be neutral at safety stop
(in the default setup you start 6# negative - that's how much you tank will lose by the end of the dive)
Have a safe dive!

predive start depth1 depth2 3m end postdive


above water -10 0 0 0 0 -10
suit 16 16 8 8 16 16
no edits here

tank -11 -11 -11 -2 -2 -2


BP -5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -5
lead -5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -5
light -4 -4 -4 -4 -4 -4
5
rig -25 -25 -25 -16 -16 -16
total -19 -9 -17 -8 0 -10
end-dive buoyancy @ 3m

Need lift: 25#


2 Need lead: -5#
1

Head weight -10 (part to keep above water)


Tank full -11 Feel free to experiment with various
Tank empty -2
Input here

setting in the input area (1). The results


Suit 16 8 (compressed @ depth) will show in the area (2). You can make
BP -5 some interesting observation! This sheet
Light -4 is protected to prevent accidental
Doubles? 0 Extra: -5 (manifold,bands…) changes.
Integrated? 1 (1 for YES, 0 for NO)

Tanks (e.g.) HP80 HP100 HP120 LP80 LP95 LP120 AL80


full -9 -10 -11 -6 -8 -9 -1.4
empty -3 -2.5 -2 0 -1 1 3.4
delta 6 7.5 9 6 7 10 4.8

in this example suit is 18# positive, which is a pretty warm 6.5mm. Tropical suits are much less buoyant.
predive and postdive are actually surface swims, pick how much you want to stick out of water. 10# is an average hea
keeping the rig afloat at the beginning of the dive (on the surface) requires the most lift.
you should have enough lead to be neurally buoyant at the safety stop.
for some tropical suits (less than 8-10# buoyant) this setup is too heavy - take AL BP/AL80/lighter light

© Constantin Novoselsky, AKA Selytch, 2006


cnovoselsky@hotmail.com
nk will lose by the end of the dive)

Updates
- added 'Integrated' field for weight integrated (weight on BC) vs not setups
- added 'Doubles' field for easy switching. Put extra weight next to it.

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ALN80 AL100
-5.7 -4.3
-0.9 1.9
4.8 6.2

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out of water. 10# is an average head weight.

BP/AL80/lighter light
Aluminum Cylinders

Service Buoyancy Buoyancy


Manufacturer & pressure, Empty, lbs Full, lbs
Nominal Capacity psi (w/valve) (w/valve)
Catallina S6 3000 1.1 1.5
Luxfer 6 3000 1.03 1.49
Catalina S13 3000 0.8 1.7
Luxfer 13 3000 0.72 1.71
Luxfer 14 2015 -1.7 -0.7
Catalina S19 3000 0 1.3
Luxfer 19 3000 -0.12 1.37
Luxfer 27 3000 -0.6 1.5
Catalina S30 3000 0.2 2.4
Luxfer 30 3000 -1.2 1
Catalina S40 3000 -1.7 2.6
Luxfer 40 3000 -2.2 0.8
Catalina S45 3000 -1.3 2
Luxfer 50 3000 -1.3 2.4
Catalina S53 3000 0.2 4.1
Catalina C60 3300 0.4 4.9
Catalina S63 3000 -2 2.6
Luxfer 63 3000 -2.6 2.1
Luxfer 72 3000 -3.6 1.6
Luxfer 80 3000 -4.4 1.4
Luxfer S80 3000 -2.26 3.6
Catalina S80 3000 -4 1.8
Catalina C80 3300 0.2 5.9
Luxfer 92 3200 -3.1 3.6
Luxfer 100 3300 -3.11 4.34
Catalina C100 3300 0.4 7.8

STEEL CYLINDERS*

Service Buoyancy Buoyancy


Manufacturer & pressure, Empty, lbs Full, lbs
Nominal Capacity psi (w/valve) (w/valve)
OMS 13 2400 +10% 2.25 3.31
OMS 20 2400 +10% 1.5 3
Heiser 45 2400 +10% -0.8 2.58
PST LP 45 2400 +10% 0.5 3.7
OMS 45 2400 +10% 0 4
OMS 50 2400 +10% 1.5 4.8
OMS 66 2400 +10% 1.67 5.15
PST 65 3500 1.5 6.4
PST MP 72 3300 6 11.4
Faber 72 3000+10% 3.7 8.45
Faber 80 2400 +10% 1.7 7.55
Faber 80 3180 +10% 7.22 13.22
PST E7-80 3442 PSI 2.5 8.5
PST LP-80 2400 +10% 1 7
PST 80 3500 3.3 9.3
OMS 85 2400 +10% 0 6.7
Faber 95 2400 +10% 1.2 8.33
PST 95 2400 +10% 3.3 10.4
OMS 98 2400 +10% 0 7.73
Faber 100 3180 +10% 7.26 14.76
PST E7-100 3442 PSI 1 8.5
PST 100 3500 1.3 8.8
Heiser 104 2400 +10% 7.46 15.26
PST 104 2400 +10% 3.3 11.27
OMS 108 (112) 2400 +10% 1 8
PST E8-119 3442 PSI 2 10.5
Heiser 120 3190 17.82 26.4
Faber 120 3180 +10% 7.22 16.22
PST E7-120 3442 PSI 0 10.5
PST 120 3500 1.3 10.3
PST 120 2400 +10% 1.7 10.7
OMS 121 (125) 2400 +10% 0 9.5
PST E8-130 3442 PSI 1 10.5
OMS 135 (131) 2400 +10% -0.75 10.31
Heiser 140 3190 18.04 28.4
E8-149 3442 PSI 1.7 12.8
Heiser 190 4400 46.86 62.3