I am getting ready to invest in some new scuba gear. I was told by some folks that when you do UW photography, you should use the "old" jacket style BCD over one of the rear flotation ones.
If this is true, then it is perfectly fine with me. When I did the NAUI refresher course, all they used was the back flotation, and I absolutely hated them. :evil: Maybe they are great while swimming underwater, but I was told that when you are vertical and trying to shoot, they force you forward. I found the "forward face force" to be true when you got back to the surface.
After watching the sites of Oceanic and Mares, it seems that the old jacket style is slowly coming back, because it looks like more of these have been added in recent years.
Also, I was told that you should not use the integrated weights, rather, use the old style weight belts. Is this true???
Thanks for any feedback!!!
Mark in Austin