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Sidemount Cave Diving Helmets

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

  1. loquat149

    loquat149 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Clearwater, FL
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    LM had ACE do a custom production run of the discontinued AP1000 helmet mentioned in post #10, so it's an original not a copy.

    Dave
     
  2. nefiii

    nefiii Divemaster

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    Worked well in pool. Will see in the cave tomorrow. Haven't DPV'ed it yet. I'll let you know after this weekend.
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  3. shellmoundal

    shellmoundal Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Gainesville, Florida
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    Bump helmet

    I purchased one of their helmets 2 years ago. I love it. I just called the manufacturer and they no longer make the bump helmet. He said they only sold 60 in 5 years. He is looking around the warehouse to see if he can put one together for me.. I want a spare if it is available. AL CLEMENTS IN COW.jpg
     
  4. shellmoundal

    shellmoundal Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Gainesville, Florida
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    Bump helmet

    [Top Shelf Marine just called me and they found enough material in the warehouse to build 3 helmets. I ordered one for myself as a back up. Only 2 left. Great price at $29.95. :D QUOTE=shellmoundal;7502026]I purchased one of their helmets 2 years ago. I love it. I just called the manufacturer and they no longer make the bump helmet. He said they only sold 60 in 5 years. He is looking around the warehouse to see if he can put one together for me.. I want a spare if it is available. View attachment 216495 [/QUOTE]
     
  5. Subcooled

    Subcooled Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Finland
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    Snoopy loops, bungee.
    Removable under water.

    These helmets are really hard to find :(
     
  6. OkByMe

    OkByMe Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Collierville, Tennessee, United States
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    There is a good helmet that you can mount rails on and it is patterned after the military fast ballistic. Four point chin strap, movable cushions and almost neutrally buoyant . the pads will saturate after a time and when you install lights, goes negative.

    Here's an EBay shortcut. I have one and love it.

    Tactical Airsoft Emerson Helmet Low Price Version with Rails Mount Black | eBay

    And the most cost effective UV light you will ever buy.

    Waterproof Diving 3X XPE LED Flashlight Torch Lamp UV Light 10W 365 395nm Scuba | eBay

    And the white light.

    5000 Lumen 60m CREE XM L T6 LED Diving Flashlight Torch Scuba Light Lamp US | eBay



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    Last edited: Sep 23, 2015
  7. Aquabot

    Aquabot Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Florida.
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    May I ask, why the UV light?

    Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
     
  8. OkByMe

    OkByMe Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Collierville, Tennessee, United States
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    UV for night dive florescent for some fish and most coral.
     
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  9. Oldbear

    Oldbear Teaching Neutral Diving

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Marshall Islands and Westminster, Co
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    I used an UV night light once and it was the only way I saw a stone fish. With the UV he stood out like a sore thumb, without it I could not find the fish in the vegetation on the wreck's deck.
     
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