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Sidemount regulator preferences (and why)?

Discussion in 'Sidemount Diving' started by DevonDiver, May 12, 2012.

  1. Dive-aholic

    Dive-aholic Dive Shop

    # of Dives:
    Location: North Florida - Marianna area
    I clip is to the d-ring on the opposite side. I just position the d-ring low enough so the chest strap doesn't interfere with the dry suit inflator.
  2. billgraham

    billgraham Barracuda

    # of Dives:
    Location: Long Island, New York

    Yeah, before getting rid of the long hose, try the tank swap thing in some low, really silty passage. It's not much fun being pinned up on the ceiling, making silt bombs. The long hose is easy to carry bungeed up to the tank, no reason to get rid of it.

    As for sidemount regs, my friends and I have always used Poseidons. Unidirectional, don't need elbows, swivels, or hoses running behind your head.
  3. JamesK

    JamesK Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: SW Florida
    well I tried the inflator across the chest. hmmmm, love it. thanks for ideas. just feels much cleaner. did ten dives last week that way and it felt great.
    Dive-aholic and DevonDiver like this.

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