SCUBA Diving Monterey can be Tough
Gear Gets Heavier
More weight has to be carried by cold water divers. It is worn on a weight belt and is put in weight pouches that insert into the BC. The amount of weight varies from 24 pounds to sometimes more than 30 pounds depending on a variety of factors. The thicker 7mm wetsuits, for instance, are much more buoyant than their 3mm warm water counterparts.