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Skills Lab: Lift Bags


For divers, lift bags are the tools of the trade. Lift bags provide a variety of uses for divers, helping to raise heavy underwater objects to the surface and marking the location of scuba divers in the deep sea.

Anytime we want to raise something from depth that weighs more than a few pounds — such as a dropped weight belt, boat motor, and more — it’s wise to use a lift bag and avoid using your buoyancy control device to assist in the lift. Should you lose your grip on the item, using your BCD runs the risk of an uncontrolled ascent.

Lift bags are pieces of specialized scuba gear designed to independently and safely bring objects up from the depths.

Join us to learn and practice skills such as:

  • Lift bags

  • Lifting heavy objects from depth

  • Necessary qualities of lifting devices

  • Knots and rigging

  • Lift bag fill techniques

  • Depth considerations & maintaining control on ascent


Brandon Estes


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Open Water Diver Certification Course
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