Dress for the Occasion – The Versatility of Sidemount

One of the most attractive aspects of side-mount diving is the versatility of your gear configurations, allowing the diver to be comfortable and confident in their setup. We’ve illustrated 3 basic configurations to help visualize the idea of sidemount and the benefits that come along with it.

Whether you are diving a single tank, doubles or tech you will enjoy these mutual benefits of sidemount configurations.

  • Lower profile for confined spaces
  • Less drag with a more streamlined profile
  • Easy trim
  • Adjust the gear to your body shape
  • Enter and exit the water with or without your tanks
  • Easier access to valve(s), keeping it in-sight
  • More manageable and less load bearing for disabled divers or divers with limited or restricted back and body movements
  • Easier to carry your gear for longer distances

Additional benefits to diving sidemount with doubles or technical configurations include:

  • All the points above
  • Longer dives
  • Redundant gas supply

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One Response to Dress for the Occasion – The Versatility of Sidemount

  1. Vince Treverton says:

    Having done some tech diving, I think the idea of Sidemount for recreational diving is brilliant. It gives total flexibility to the diver with all the valves and regs easily accessible. Hey, you can even give a tank to a buddy in trouble! You can leave tanks at strategic locations and move about easily then collect them later. However, the cost of these Sidemount rigs is VERY high and will put many off. In essence, it is just some webbing, D-rings, buckles and a simple bladder. Come on, manufacturers, come up with some affordable gear !

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