Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Side Mounts Diving

Diving Sidemount  

The Natural Way of Diving

Diving sidemount means you take one or two cylinders and place them on either side of your body, rather than mounting them on your back.
Sidemount equipment has been the preferred choice for cave divers. It is now becoming very popular for many recreational divers, including wreck divers & technical divers. Personally I have found that diving sidemount with one or two cylinders is more enjoyable and gives me greater freedom.

Why I use Sidemount equipment

 Buoyancy control is better and a more streamlined profile reduces drag which makes fining and moving through the water much more efficient. This reduces air consumption resulting in longer dive times.
There is a much greater comfort level because the sidemount harness and equipment is custom fitted to each individual. This accommodates divers of all shapes and sizes.
Much easier for divers with any disabilities or back problems because you carry the cylinders separate from your harness .Once in the water you attach your cylinders negating the need to carry cylinders from the kiting up area to the dive site.
Safer option in terms of air management as you have an easier access to your cylinder valve.
One harness and BCD does it all. The same sidemount equipment is used for more advanced types of diving.
Can My Buddy Still Use Standard Equipment
Yes .All you need to do is note the differences in equipment setup on your pre dive check.

Side Mounts Diving

Try something new
Dive With Side Mounts

Sidemount Distinctive Specialty Diver Course has boomed in recent months. Recreational divers love it because it introduces the benefits of diving with twin cylinders and gives them a taste of technical diving without all the theory and skills required for decompression diving.  

Side mount isn’t new, but it has undergone rapid equipment evolution.  Kiting up is easier as you put each cylinder on in the water. This will appeal to anyone with back issues, or other injuries.

Side mount is the new “cool” way of using doubles cylinders.This means that divers put a single cylinder on each side of the body instead of two on their backs.  
With long no stop dive times you achieve with a dive computer and enriched air, using two cylinders doesn’t necessarily mean you’re making a decompression dive.  It’s a great option for underwater photographers or any divers who want increased bottom time in shallower depths.  Want to learn more look at the side mount diving link.

Below H2o Diving

we have loads of \pleasure diving going on over the summer please view website, face book and the calendar

Specialty Courses Deep, Wreck, PPB, Photography, SideMounts, Enriched Air any others pease ask

PADI Advanced Open Water & Rescue Courses are also going on please ask

thanks Tony
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