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    Default Diving side mount with a single tank?

    Would your trim be completely messed up if you dove sidemount with a single tank? I haven't done sidemount before, but I was thinking about going sidemount for reef diving. Is this a bad idea? Maybe I the boat would let me use both tanks? Just curious...


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    I dive sidemount in the ocean all the time and it is super comfortable, in fact I like it better than with a single on my back.
    I have tried to use only one tank for training purposes and it does not mess up your trim at all but why not take two tanks and dive longer?.


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    I would recomend to not put the weight on tank like golemgear recommend.
    If you put the weight far away from the middle of your back then you will become less stable.


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    If you're diving open water with one cylinder, here's a novel approach: put it on your back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slüdge View Post
    If you're diving open water with one cylinder, here's a novel approach: put it on your back.
    man thats so yesterday, thats going out of style!


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    Quote Originally Posted by khacken View Post
    Would your trim be completely messed up if you dove sidemount with a single tank? I haven't done sidemount before, but I was thinking about going sidemount for reef diving. Is this a bad idea? Maybe I the boat would let me use both tanks? Just curious...
    I sidemount off boats all the time. I think it works fine.

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    Depends on the tank, you get a single heavy steel on one side, your trim sucks. With a lighter tank, like an AL80, its fine.


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    Thanks guys! I think it would be cool if the boats would let me take both tanks with me. But I wouldnt really get any extra time as I would have two tank, but would have to use those same tanks for two dives. OTOH, I could probably refuse any instabuddies with that setup. hmmmm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slüdge View Post
    If you're diving open water with one cylinder, here's a novel approach: put it on your back.
    the novel approach nowadays is put it on your side, lol...



 

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