Sealife Buoyancy Weight SL966 068590

Mfg Part #: SL966
  • Recommend for use with Sealife Cameras and Strobes
  • Reduces the positive bouyancy on cameras and flashes
  • 13 oz.
  • Note a longer screw/attachment Knob is required (not included-See below to order) 
    • For Sealife camera only the 0.625" knob is required
    • For Sealife camera and single strobe system the 1" knob is required
    • For Sealife camera and dual strobe system the 1.375" knob is required 
  • FULL MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY

Customer Reviews for Sealife Buoyancy Weight:

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Average Customer Review: based on 9 reviews.

Rating: Definite Need
Reviewer: Vincent B.  -  View all my reviews
If you have the Sealife DC1200 Elite setup with the Pro flash then you must get this weight. If you dont your camera system will FLOAT and take you up with it. When using the weight the system becomes just slightly negative bouyant which means it will very slowly sink. Get a lanyard and your all set.

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150 out of 297 people found this review helpful.

Rating: no brainer
Reviewer: David Montoya-Harlan  -  View all my reviews
You obviously need this if youre using an external flash so you dont have to keep looking above you to find your camera...really tho a 1lb tank weight clipper aroung the base plate would do the same if you happen to already have one.

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293 out of 572 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Very helpful if you have a flash attached
Reviewer: Scott Michael  -  View all my reviews
I love my DC800, but with an external flash attached, the extra airspace in the flash-head makes it wants to float to the surface. Besides being annoying when you are trying to stay neutral to take a picture, its one more irritation at the end of a dive when your tank is empty and youre trying to hold at 15" for your safety stop. One caveat, you must buy the optional Extra Long Attachment Knob, as the regular knob isnt long enough to attach the weight to the camera.

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344 out of 669 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Sealife camera boyancy weight
Reviewer: richard w. klusmann  -  View all my reviews
Does a great job of making the Sealife camera neutral boyant. I had to struggle with the camera before getting this weight to dive against the boyancy of the camera. Since I added this to my camera, this is no longer an issue. It feels a little heavy out of the water but in the water its no problem.

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206 out of 438 people found this review helpful.

Rating: SEALIFE BUOYANCY WEIGHT
Reviewer: Pete Zellner
I found that my camera was a bit buoyant, but with the added weight it made it much more user friendly when in the water. I found the using the weight under the camera mount was much better than in the strobe. In the strobe it was to top heavy, so purchase the extra long attachment knob.

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338 out of 715 people found this review helpful.

Rating: SEALIFE BOUYANCY WEIGHT 13 OZ
Reviewer: JAMES WIERMAN  -  View all my reviews
I put it on the mount and it helps allot. With out it the camera is buoyant and is always floating above me. With the weight it stays neutral and I don’t have to search above me every time I want the camera.

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309 out of 636 people found this review helpful.

Rating: necessary accessory
Reviewer: Teresa N.  -  View all my reviews
highly recommend. you will also want to get the extra long attachment knob-you will find that the weight is best when attached to camera, not the light.

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355 out of 731 people found this review helpful.

Rating: SeaLife Bouyancy Weight
Reviewer: John Evans III  -  View all my reviews
This weight is just what I needed to maintain neurtal Thanks John Evans

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296 out of 639 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Wieghts
Reviewer: Anthony Diggs  -  View all my reviews
I tried to not use the weights at first, but what a difference. The camera no longer is in the way and much easier to hold steady. Great buy!

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313 out of 613 people found this review helpful.

Questions and Answers for Sealife Buoyancy Weight:


  • Loretta:

    I have a DC 1400 Pro camera (single strobe for still pictures). Should I purchase the 1 inch screw with the bouyancy weight?

    Clarke  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Loretta, Thank you for your inquiry! You do not need the 1 inch screw with the buoyancy weight unless you plan to use the DC1400 without the strobe, strobe arm and the baseplate. The buoyancy weight is used with the camera and housing only. Without the buoyancy weight, the camera’s housing is buoyant! If you have any questions or wish to place an order, please call us at 1-800-247-2822 or 949-221-9300.

  • Tarek:

    I have sea life DC1400 pro due, i face a problem that the camera under water always have the tendency to twist or to turn which cause difficulity to use the camera. I dont know if this is common issue or not? If i use the buoyancy weigh it will solve the problem and which one i have to use and where?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    This will mount to the bottom of the camera housing using a mounting screw for one accessory. This will help stablize the camera underwater. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-516/068539/Sealife-Mounting-Screw-Flash-Base-Attachment-Knob.html

  • Tarek:

    Continued Dear sir, Now i am really confused, i will make simple listed questions if you dont mind. 1- If i bye the weight and attached it to the strop, will this solve my prolem? 2- For the pro due (flash + light), one weigh will be enough or i need more?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The weight attaches to the bottom of the camera housing with the screw: Sealife-Mounting-Screw-Flash-Base-Attachment-Knob If you attach the weight and a strobe you need the mounting screw for 2 accessories, which is a little longer to fit both the tray and weight.

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