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Sidemount Cave Diving Helmets

Discussion in 'Sidemount Diving' started by steve626508, May 29, 2010.

  1. wjefferis

    wjefferis Photographer

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    It was raining hard today, so I went ahead and finally put my helmet together. I made this from a Bell helmet from Walmart and two UK mini Q40 LEd lights:

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  2. nefiii

    nefiii Divemaster

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    P3's poly bump helmet (base jump model) are still pretty expensive. Its a replica of the Ops Core gunfighter helmet. I picked mine up from Ebay pretty cheap. I chose red for visibility sake although black and multicam were way cooler.

    I attached a couple of smaller Intova 100 lumen lights to the picatinny rail. I also a pair of Intova 200 lumen lights to convert my helmet into the "face-melter 3000" :cool:. I can also attach a Go Pro hero to the front NVG mount. I can also attach a video camera to the picatinny rail.
     
  3. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    This is from August, 2010, y'know. :popcorn:
     
  4. nefiii

    nefiii Divemaster

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    Hmmm.... Thx. didnt catch that.
     
  5. Colliam7

    Colliam7 Tech Instructor Staff Member

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    It is. But the issue is still relevant, as the number of SM divers expands. There are a num,ber of options out there, including some skateboard helmets. And, 'inquiring minds want to know'.
     
  6. nefiii

    nefiii Divemaster

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    I'll post some pics if you want. I guess I just got embarrassed at the date oversight.
     
  7. tflaris

    tflaris Liveaboard

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one that does this.


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  8. nefiii

    nefiii Divemaster

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  9. kalliherra

    kalliherra Angel Fish

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    Has anyone had the opportunity to try the new LightMonkey helmet? I have heard it is a copy of a good helmet that is no longer made. No foam but it does have an adjustable plastic strap.

    Light Monkey Helmet - Dive Gear Express
     
  10. Colliam7

    Colliam7 Tech Instructor Staff Member

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    Thanks for posting the pics. How does it behave in the water? I have put lights on a climbing helmet but found the style was not appropriate for diving, particularly with a DPV, because it had an flared out lower edge that 'caught' water. This one looks like to fits close to the head.
    No experience, so I hope someone who has a LM helmet will post. Looks interesting.
     

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