Do your feet always seem to rise above you when diving? Some Divers need to Compensate-the-Buoyancy of their Legs with Ankle Weights. Diving with Ankle Weights, Reduce Leg and Fin Buoyancy, Minimizes Back-Stress for a Safer, more Comfortable Dive, and Ankle Weights Keeps Fins-Submerged at the Surface and Add Stability during Underwater Projects such as Photography or Dive Instruction.
Ankle Weights are an Important-Part of a Diver's Total-Weighting-System. If your Legs are too high then there will be Increased Drag. When your Legs are to High this will Slow-you-Down and Cause-Fatigue. Correct your Position with Ankle Weights Many Divers, Especially Women, have Short Waists. The Weights in your BC or on your Weight Belt are closer to your head than they are on divers with longer waists. Therefore, the Weight, Push-your-Upper-Body Down and your Legs Up, causing unnecessary Drag, Ankle Weights will take some of this Weight Off-the-Waist Area and will move it down to the Ankles, putting your body in a Correct-Horizontal-Position.
Dry Suit Divers frequently require Ankle Weights because the Legs of a Dry Suit are Filled with Air. The result is the Legs want to Float-Up. Ankle Weights add Negative Buoyancy to the Ankles and help bring the Legs Down into a Correct-Horizontal-Position. If you are one of these divers, this Fill Your Own Set of Ankle Weights will cure those problems Simply fill these Weights with Sand or Lead Shot up to 5 lbs (2.27 kg) each, and Fasten-Around your Ankles, then watch your Diving Profile become more Streamlined and Efficient.
Aqua Fill Your Own Set" Ankle Weights are Constructed of Flexible, Comfortable Form-Fitting Neoprene with Velcro Closure to Secure the Weight of your Choice Inside. Ankle Weights come equipped with Durable Side-Release Squeeze-Style" Quick-Release Buckles to secure Ankle Weights around your Ankles. Fill-Able Ankle Weights allow the Diver-to-Customize the amount of Weight they need to Combat Buoyancy Issues.
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great to customize trim, but the provided velcro traps were too short to put around my neoprene drysuit with attached boots. I had to buy webbing to extend them. the straps were also attached to the pouch oddly, (not sewn to the end of the pouch) which makes the pouch flop around and protrudes about 2 inches, which gets really annoying when you are suited up trying to haul all your gear into/out of the dive site.
That being said, you do not notice them at all when you are actually diving.
I bought the 5lb version, but only fill them with 1 to 1 1/2 lbs of lead. On the maximum length setting they just make it around my ankle.
Purchased to help wife's (new diver) "floaty" feet. Sand wasn't enough weight. Couldn't find lead shot in Cozumel. Purchased 26, 1 oz. lead fishing weight "eggs". Very easy to fine tune.
These ankle weight pouches have worked quite well for our Scuba Rescue team. They offer enough adjustability to fit all size ankles without a problem. We did find that one of our ham fisted divers somehow managed to open the velcro and spill the shot while removing the pouch from his ankle. We rectified this potential issue by placing the shot in a ziplock bag and then placing the bag in the pouch. Problem solved!
THESE WOULD BE GREATLY IMPROVED WITH THE ADDITION OF A ZIPPER OUTSIDE THE VELCRO CLOSURE.
I ONLY USE #9 LEAD SHOT FOR WEIGHT, AND THE VELCRO WILL OPEN ON TRANSPORT IF CARE IS NOT TAKEN, CREATING QUITE A MESS.