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Tag Archive: xdeep


apeks rk3 sidemount fins

Top 5 Warm-Water Sidemount Fins by Andy Davis Wetsuit divers using sidemount in warm-water conditions typically suffer trim issues when using ‘traditional’ tech-style fins.  Heaver buoyant, fins (such as the ubiquitous ‘Jet Fin’) tend to cause too much negative buoyancy in the lower-body. Whilst these fins provide an excellent ‘foot weight’ for drysuit divers; or […]

xdeep nx project wing review andy davis

 Review: XDeep NX Project Wing  by Andy Davis  Shortly before Christmas 2016, I received the new XDeep NX Project technical wing for testing and review.  Over the following months, I subjected the wing to a range of demanding technical and advanced wreck penetration diving here in the Philippines.  This is my review of the XDeep […]

XDeep Stealth 2.0 Modifications Waist Buckle

XDeep Stealth 2.0 – Modifications – Low Profile Waist Buckle by Andy Davis This is a relatively cosmetic modification to the XDeep Stealth 2.0, but it’s something I’ve done on all my different sidemount rigs (6 and counting…). I got the idea after using the Razor 2, which has a two-piece low profile buckle.  Most […]

XDeep Stealth Modifications Crotch Bungee 2

XDeep Stealth 2.0 Modifications : Crotch Bungee by Andy Davis Whilst I am a big fan of the XDeep Stealth 2.0 sidemount system, I always thought that the crotch bungee method of securing the bottom of the wing was less than ideal. With thin exposure protection, it could be uncomfortable (thinking board shorts here….).   […]

XDeep Stealth 2.0 Classic – Modifications – Redundant Buoyancy by Andy Davis The XDeep Stealth 2.0 is a very highly regarded sidemount BCD system.  Unfortunately, it does not come with an option for redundant buoyancy, which is a feature that some wetsuit / warm-water technical divers might desire. It is also a requirement, absent the […]

xdeep stealth rec wing

New xDeep Sidemount Systems Rec and Tec Versions   XDeep sidemount, manufacturer of the hugely popular ‘Stealth 2.o’ sidemount BCD has announced the released of two new sidemount systems in the near future. These will be the ‘Stealth Rec’ and the ‘Stealth Tec’. Both wings can be integrated onto the existing Stealth harness.  Many thanks […]