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Scuba divers do not wear heavy metal suits. Perhaps you are referring to the bulky looking Mark 5 dive gear with the large helmet and the breast plate that weighs 64 pounds. Suit weighs 25 lbs. Each shoe weighs 25 lbs. Oh, the weight belt the diver wears is 60 to 80 lbs. All this weight is needed to get the diver to sink from all the air inside the helmet.

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โˆ™ 2015-11-01 10:19:50

The heavy suits are pressure suits to protect them from deep water pressure. The further down you go underwater, the more weight is on top of you, and when you go really deep, it can actually harm your organs from pressure, so they wear suits. The weight needed to stay underwater is worn on a belt around the diver's waist, so the suit isn't to keep them underwater.

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โˆ™ 2015-11-01 12:45:27

Scuba divers do not wear heavy metal suits. Scuba divers are self contained and typically wear suits of rubber and have weight belts to counteract their buoyancy. The divers that wear metal suits are typically working at more shallow depths for longer periods of time, they are connected to the surface by hoses to provide air.

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