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Tag Archive: diy


Shearwater Petrel Bungees copyright 2019 Andy Davis

Shearwater Petrel Really Simple DIY Bungee Straps for Your Shearwater Petrel 2 I was recently shown this very efficient way to add arm bungees to the Shearwater Petrel 2. You simply need two lengths of 4mm bungee cord. Thicker or thinner bungee won’t have the desired effect. To configure: 1. Simply secure one end of […]

sump uk sidemount harness hardware options

Stand-Alone Sidemount Harness Options There are  a number of stand-alone sidemount harnesses on the market.  Whilst not complete sidemount diving systems, they may warrant consideration if building a mixed, or DIY, configuration rig: SUMP UK Sidemount Harnesses   ‘H’ Style Harness showing custom hardware options Andrew Goring at SUMP UK is well known for his […]

sump uk sidemount camo wing

SUMP UK Sidemount BCD   In addition to his excellent range of  custom Sidemount Hardware, Andrew Goring at SUMP UK produces several variants of sidemount harness and even a sidemount wing.    With Andrew’s consultation, you can easily build yourself a totally custom sidemount rig – to perfectly fit your specifications and unique needs…. Andrew Goring […]

Diverite-Nomad-XT-Sidemount

Top 5 – Sidemount Adapter Systems The increasing popularity of mainstream sidemount diving has seen a plethora of dedicated sidemount systems enter the market in recent years.  However, many new sidemount ‘converts’ already own back-mounted wing BCD systems – and the seek the opportunity to customize their existing wings for sidemount use.    DIY back-mount […]

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 […]

DIY Sidemount Wreck Diving Helmet

DIY Sidemount Wreck Diving Helmet by Andy Davis I noticed, with some surprise, the high cost of cave sidemount wreck diving helmets currently being sold on the scuba market. Light Monkey sells an excellent diving helmet, but the cost (certainly here in the Philippines) was prohibitive for me.  I promote a policy of frugal investment on rugged […]