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The $1200 Budget Sidemount Diver


The $1200 Budget Sidemount Diver You can be a budget sidemount diver – and not have to make compromises on equipment function or safety. Sidemount…

What is a sidemount pouch or pocket?

A sidemount pouch, or pocket, is used to stow ancillary diving equipment when sidemount diving. It clips to square D-rings on the read harness via two double-end boltsnaps.

Which Sidemount BCD to choose?

Advice to determine which sidemount BCD will best fit your needs as a diver. Use these criteria to choose the most suitable dive gear.

Hollis SMS100 Sidemount Modifications


Hollis SMS100 Sidemount Modifications by Andy Davis I regularly have sidemount students  bring the Hollis SMS100 for their courses. The SMS100 is a good sidemount…

A Guide to Modern Sidemount Diving

A comprehensive guide to sidemount diving. What it is, the history, the equipment styles, how it is configured, gear setup and everything else you need to know.

Deco Sidemount BCD Review

My dive-tested review of the Deco Sidemount BCD. It's my favourite travel system for warm-water recreational sidemount.

Top 5 Sidemount Adapter Systems


Top 5 Sidemount Adapter Systems Sidemount adapter systems are one solution for diving sidemount if you already own a backmount wing, but don’t want to…

Top-5 Best Sidemount Fins 2023

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Choosing the right set of sidemount fins is an important decision. They have a profound effect on diver trim and control. With that recommendation in mind, here is my pick of the top 5 warm-water sidemount fins.
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