coated diving weights, 29 Aug 2005, Queensland Australia
i am working for a dive company in Australia and we are looking at purchasing some lead weights for diving. I was wondering if you had a list of suppliers that could help us in this regard.
your help in this situation will be much appreciated
ANSWER: 14 Sep 2005
Our organisation is dedicated to eliminating lead poisoning and protecting the environment from lead so although I could just tell you that Blackwoods sell leaded diving weights, I have also found the following info on the web:
[Update 2012: Vinyl coated diving weights
1. Source: www.asyousow.org/env_enforcement/previous.shtml#Weights
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a.. Manufacturers and retailers of scuba diving gear agreed to stop selling non-coated solid lead diving weights, and to substitute safer weights sealed with rubber, eliminating the likelihood of exposure to lead by users, and reducing the environmental threat to coral reef and other ecosystems.
Regards and happy diving.
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