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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 09:14 PM
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    09-09-2008 09:14 PM Go to last post
  1. Checking bottle markings and/or first stages with mounted sidemount tanks

    Hi, Can you guys check your markings on the sidemount tanks while mounted on you? Like you would do when doing a proper gas switch. I know...

    Started by CaverHr, 03-18-2017 07:06 AM
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    03-20-2017 07:59 AM Go to last post
  2. 500SE for Sidemount?

    What are peoples thoughts on using the Hollis 500SE for sidemount? For a couple reasons, I'm transitioning my gear from Apeks to Hollis and I'm...

    Started by Macdyver, 12-04-2015 10:37 AM
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    03-16-2017 09:11 PM Go to last post
  3. Sump UK rig

    This is a sump/sidemount rig made in the UK. https://www.facebook.com/SUMP-UK-919956964695635/ I have asked for a price list. Wing has around 20...

    Started by FW, 11-26-2015 06:19 AM
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  4. 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 01:51 PM
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    01-29-2017 12:18 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 02:19 PM
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    12-26-2016 09:04 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 10:25 PM
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    11-11-2016 10:27 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 10:19 AM
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    10-22-2016 03:23 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 04:48 AM
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    09-27-2016 11:07 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 02:56 PM
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    09-14-2016 08:44 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 04:51 PM
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    09-13-2016 06:54 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 09:30 PM
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    09-01-2016 04:34 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 06:13 PM
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    08-24-2016 04:15 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 07:28 AM
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    07-23-2016 08:34 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 12:23 PM
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    06-19-2016 01:13 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 11:39 AM
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    06-06-2016 05:35 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 02:38 AM
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    06-05-2016 03:25 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 09:03 PM
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  18. 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 09:00 AM
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    05-31-2016 05:00 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 02:14 PM
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    05-18-2016 08:25 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 08:31 AM
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    05-06-2016 09:28 AM Go to last post
 

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