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Tag Archive: configuration


Sidemount Cylinder Trim copyright 2019 Andy Davis

Ultimate Guide to Sidemount Cylinder Trim by Andy Davis This is my comprehensive guide to the good, the bad and the ugly of sidemount cylinder trim.  The aim of this article is to illustrate and explain the common errors that cause less than ideal sidemount trim and frustrate sidemount divers. Use the illustrations and diagrams […]

Sidemount Cylinder Band Position copyright 2019 Andy Davis

Ultimate Guide: Positioning Sidemount Cylinder Bands by Andy Davis One of the most common mistakes that I see with sidemount configurations is the incorrect positioning of the cylinder bands.  When incorrectly positioned, the bands will cause the cylinders to sit too high, or too low relative to the torso. If the cylinders are too high, then […]

scuba diving Trim-Water-Resistance

Scuba Buoyancy Masterclass Series #1 STREAMLINED SCUBA EQUIPMENT by Andy Davis Streamlined scuba equipment is a critical factor in making overall improvements to your comfort and control in the water.  Scuba divers should consider streamlined scuba kit to be a high priority when purchasing and configuring their equipment for diving. This article explains the benefits […]

the balanced rig scuba diving

Scuba Buoyancy Masterclass Series #8 THE BALANCED RIG by Andy Davis When considering the configuration of their scuba equipment for precision buoyancy and weighting, scuba divers should pay heed to the safety issues arising from having non-ditchable weight.  To mitigate those potential problems, it is worthwhile to devote some attention to the principle of a […]

Sidemount Harness Set Up copyright 2019 Andy Davis

Ultimate Guide : How To Set Up Your Sidemount Harness by Andy Davis A lot of divers find setting up a sidemount harness to be confusing, even those with experience diving backmount style wings.  Here’s my ultimate guide to setting up, sizing and configuring your sidemount harness. This article deals with ‘Mexican cave’ (aka UK) […]

sidemount band height andy davis

How to find the Optimal Height for Sidemount Cylinder Bands by Andy Davis Here is a quick ‘how to’ guide to configure the optimal height for your sidemount cylinder bands.  This method assumes you are using LOOP bungees. It’s correct for either steel or aluminium cylinders, whether you use waist D-rings or a buttplate/rails for […]

homemade diy sidemount rig harness system

Some Options for Homemade / DIY Sidemount Rigs I use several homemade / DIY sidemount configurations frequently when wreck diving in the Philippines.  These sidemount configurations are exceptionally economic – costing significantly less than ‘off-the-shelf’ purchased rigs. The majority of components can be bought ‘over-the-counter’ at a reasonably well stocked dive shop, and/or make use […]