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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Information on Sidemount Diving

    This link will be of interest to Sidemount divers, and anyone planning to Sidemount. (http://www.diverite.com/education/library/video/)Sidemount...

    Started by Dinny, 09-09-2008 10:14 PM
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  1. Question Looking to buy Nomad LS, not many reviews, need advice

    Mostly will be diving in a 3mm wetsuit. 2 steel tanks - LP85s, + 40cu alum deco at times. Do you think 35lb is enough lift for such a config? Any...

    Started by texasguy, 12-19-2016 02:51 PM
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  2. Use LP 95's Would HP 117 be good for no cave fills

    I use LP 95's which are excellent for me as far as gas with cave fill and trim. Would Hp 117's be good alternative when I can't get good fills away...

    Started by WVDigger, 12-26-2016 03:19 PM
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    12-26-2016 10:04 PM Go to last post
  3. DIY way of rigging a side mount aluminum 80

    Im trying to set up a set of aluminum 80's and am looking for some advice on how to counteract the buoyancy changes of the tanks during the dive.

    Started by kylejones982, 10-26-2016 11:25 PM
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  4. Hose routing ?

    New in side mount and I'm currently trying to figure out what hose routing technique works for me. What does everyone prefer ?

    Started by kylejones982, 10-20-2016 11:19 AM
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  5. Question Is side-mount diving being oversold?

    Hey With reference to the recent death at Orange Grove where it is speculated that the deceased had one empty side mount cylinder and one cylinder...

    Started by Dive Africa, 09-14-2016 05:48 AM
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    09-27-2016 12:07 PM Go to last post
  6. tighter way to stow long hose reg?

    I use a bolt snap with a thin(breakable) zip tie to my long hose second stage. when I breath from my short hose (2nd stage on necklace) I clip the...

    Started by Aotus, 09-13-2016 03:56 PM
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    09-14-2016 09:44 PM Go to last post
  7. Sidemount sliding ring

    I don't remember reading anything about this. http://www.santiagodivingmexico.com/lb-sr-en There's a good video of it on YouTube with a link on...

    Started by kwinter, 07-29-2013 05:51 PM
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    09-13-2016 07:54 PM Go to last post
  8. Side mount Rig choices

    I took my sidemount course a few weekends ago with my SMS50. The problem is that with 2 AL80 and 4 pounds of weight, 3mm wetsuit, booties and neutral...

    Started by lilsumo, 08-24-2016 10:30 PM
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    09-01-2016 05:34 PM Go to last post
  9. Listen up sidemount divers! This is how it's done

    I know you guys have probably been waiting patiently for years for some German dude to tell you how dive sidemount... well, you don't have to wait...

    Started by bent, 08-11-2016 07:13 PM
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    08-24-2016 05:15 PM Go to last post
  10. UTD - any new Updates ? Cold-Water-Divers opinions welcome!

    Hi there, first: I've given this forum quite a hard time with the search button, google had to to even more work for me. I hope the questions I...

    Started by sxm, 06-11-2016 08:28 AM
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    07-23-2016 09:34 AM Go to last post
  11. Top mount stage using AL80s for backgas?

    I learned Edd's method of top mounting stages and I like it. But, that was using my LP85s for backgas. Now I am looking at using only AL80s for most...

    Started by Aotus, 06-18-2016 01:23 PM
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    06-19-2016 02:13 PM Go to last post
  12. Dive Computer when Sidemounting

    What computer is best to use while sidemounting. Obviously with sidemounts SPG gauges are best for how much air but computers are still better for...

    Started by DiverDick, 06-04-2016 12:39 PM
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    06-06-2016 06:35 PM Go to last post
  13. Best Dual Bladder SM Harness for Cave

    I got certified with Edd and dove both the 75 and the HOG. I ended up opting for the HOG, with mods, as I felt equally comfortable in both and it...

    Started by Maxpcf, 05-24-2016 03:38 AM
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  14. Sidemount light canister location

    For all my side mount people out there where are you guys mounting your primary light can? And are you happy with the location

    Started by JBaldwin, 01-26-2016 10:03 PM
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    06-01-2016 09:18 PM Go to last post
  15. How much lift do I need?

    Hi Everybody, I'm trying to figure out how much lift I need for lp108's/120's and a stage bottle (or possibly 95's and 2 stage bottles). I'd also...

    Started by inverted_bear, 04-14-2016 10:00 AM
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    05-31-2016 06:00 AM Go to last post
  16. Unhappy Newbie sidemount help

    Hi all, I'm an enthusiastic diver from Maine, looking to get into sidemount diving. I've read just about everything I can find on the topic,...

    Started by Cadderly, 04-26-2016 03:14 PM
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  17. Any experience with the xdeep stealth tec? (or the armadillo or the nomad ltz?)

    Hi Everybody, I'm currently in the market for my first sidemount harness, and I think I've narrowed it down to the three above. I'm really...

    Started by inverted_bear, 04-21-2016 09:31 AM
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  18. Subgravity Diamond

    I am currently looking at the Diamond as my next sidemount rig. It seems hard to find people who have used this harness. Does anybody have experience...

    Started by ehutte, 10-03-2015 11:52 AM
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    05-05-2016 08:28 AM Go to last post
  19. RAZOR and steel tanks

    I have a Razor with a claimed full 45lb of lift and successfully used it with AL80s and stages in Mexico. I'm now planning a trip to Florida where...

    Started by seajay, 04-09-2016 08:25 AM
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  20. SMS75 with Aluminum 80s?

    For those with SMS 75's I have a question. How would you rig the 75 to dive with rented Aluminum 80's (Assume valves that both point the same...

    Started by cmint, 04-08-2016 03:20 PM
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    04-09-2016 01:07 AM Go to last post
 

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