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Tag Archive: harness


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How To Build Your Own DIY Custom Sidemount Harness by Andy Davis It’s pretty easy (and cheap!) to make a DIY custom sidemount harness for yourself. Configure it using THESE instructions. All the components can be bought off-the-shelf at any decent dive centre; with the exception of the sidemount shoulder and lumbar plates, which you’ll […]

Sidemount Loop Bungee Set Up copyright 2019 Andy Davis

How To Set Up Sidemount Loop Bungees by Andy Davis I’ve found that sidemount Loop Bungees are the most popular with my students and offer the most refined cylinder trim, along with the easiest cylinder don/doff routine.  This option is getting increasingly more popular in the sidemount community, especially with those diving ‘Mexican Cave’ style […]

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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Adding Weight to a Sidemount Diving Harness This is a very simple, quick and cost-effective for adding weight to a sidemount diving harness.  It’s a technique I now use when initially working with students to add/remove weights in-water, during initial set-up and configuration dives.   It also has an application for travelling sidemount divers, who […]