Ultimate Freediving Silicone Weight Belt


The Ultimate Freediving Silicone Weight Belt has the following qualities:

    • 1.2 metres long (excluding the length of the buckle); 4.5cm width; and 4.5mm thickness.
    • 8 holes at approximately every 50mm.
    • The silicone belt has a rough finish on the outside and a smooth finish on the inside. We believe the rough finish adds to stickiness and holding dive weights.
    • The buckle is 316 stainless steel for high rust resistance and “Marseillaise” style with quick release.
    • 100% high quality silicone.
    • The high quality silcone belt has a standard tensile strength of 200kg (so strong!).
    • But the belt is slightly more flexible than a typical rubber belt giving better performance in adjusting for depth.
    • The silicone belt is resistant to UV and saltwater.
    • This belt is built to outlast all others!
    • Comes in a variety of colours: black, blue, green and white.
    • Special discounts apply to students on our freediving courses. Try before you buy by renting one of our belts.


Important Considerations When Purchasing a Freediving Belt

  • Do not purchase a webbing belt. They may be cheap but do not adjust for changes in depth or allow for diaphragmatic breathing. The belt must be flxible.
  • Freediving/spearfishing belts vary considerably in length, width, thickness, material, and quality of buckle.
  • Does the length of the belt include or not include the buckle? In our opinion the quoted length should be exclusive of the buckle.
  • Generally, the most durable diving belts are now made from silicone. While a little more expensive, they are slightly more flexibile than the typical rubber belts and more UV resistant. Some diving belts are made from Latex. Generally, latex belts are not as durable as silicone or even rubber belts.
  • Buckles, as a minimum shoud be 316 stainless steel.
  • When purchasing a freediving belt make sure it is long enugh for the dive weights you are going to attach. Each dive weight added reduces the length of a belt by about 45mm.
  • The number of weights needed depends on the thickness of the wetsuit used and the diver’s body composition. Very generally, for an average person, expect to add three dive weights for a 3mm wetsuit and 4 dive weights for a 5mm wetsuit to acheive neutral buoyancy at about 10 metres. Take these rule of thumb measurements into consideration when determining the length of the belt required.
  • We like to use a bungy cord tied with a double reef knot to hold the extra length of belt in place once buckled.
  • Some divers cut their belt to length but remember to allow enough length for adding weight or changes in wetuit thickness.