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Sidemount Diver’s Pouch

…aka Sidemount Diver’s man purse

Why?

We all need little bits and pieces of junk (understand back ups and fix it now tools) to make sure the dive goes on well and each part of our gear is kinda fixable on site, or even, underwater…

 

Sidemount pouch

Sidemount pouch

The DIR diver uses thigh pockets to keep his/her spare and back-ups but for the sidemount diver, thigh pockets are not ideal as positioned where the tanks are resting. On top of that, getting to what’s in there is not easy. All the divers using pockets, is used to clip any piece of equipment to not loose the precious content and go fishing blind when the need for what’s in the pocket arises.

When a diver is in need of his pocket content, would it be for a regular task of in an emergency, being able to act in an fast yet smooth manner, makes the difference between a successful dive and a dive we’ll talk about for a long time…at the bar! 😉

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The Art of teaching scuba diving

…Or The Value of Training

Yes, teaching scuba diving is an art. I know this because I have just been taught by one of the best trainer there is in the industry at the moment. His name is Steve Bogaerts, owner of Go Sidemount in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico.

I decided to take my sidemount cave diver training from the Master himself! If you don’t know who I am talking about, check out Steve’s website and you will understand. His teaching method is impressive, his eye for detail is unique andhe has a way of explaining things which makes them easy to understand.  Another bonus of his sidemount cave course is that you have to dive with the harness he designed ­– the Razor harness — after many years of sidemount diving in one of the harshest environments in scuba diving.

Basic Sidemount Drill

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