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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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Cave Diving Equipment

Hog rig or Doing it proper configuration

Apart from the obvious cylinders needed for cave diving, you must have a complete set of cave diving equipment, in working order, serviced and accessible. Keeping the KISS or KISS-ASS principle.

(Keep It Super Simple – Accessible Secured and Streamlined)

Tech Diver - KISS ASS principle

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Sidemount Diving Systems

Modular or Sidemount only rig

It is not a fad! It is here to stay! Sidemount diving has been used for decades already and in the harshest environment imaginable. So NO, it is not just a fad.

For the last two years now there’s been a surge with manufacturers to introduce sidemount compatible wings or other BCDs. No blame, just to say that everybody is jumping on the bandwagon, that’s it!

Diver using Sidemount configuration

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