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So I made a Toddy Style instructional video for liveaboards...

Discussion in 'Sidemount Diving' started by roman50, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Freelton & Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
  2. Cdncoldwater

    Cdncoldwater Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Atlantic Canada
    Cool, however I have no intention to pursue cave diving and that is apparently a prerequisite for GUE side mount. Also there are no local GUE instructors/groups that close to me from what I've seen. I think their a great group overall and have a good philosophy for diving but I likely won't be training with them.
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  3. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
    @RayfromTX you incidentally proved my point though. You migrated to sidemount because of specific needs for your diving. You didn't try to fit an oblong peg into a square hole, you found the oblong hole and chose the oblong peg. I don't disagree with sidemount where it is the best tool for the job and there are an infinite number of scenarios where you may have an oblong hole and mine may be square. That may be because I'm the size of a polar bear and I can get LP121 doubles with a pair of deco bottles up the ladder into a tuna door in rolling 6's with little strain or it may be because I prioritize a tank on my back and will go for a single tank backmount with a sidemounted bottle if I need the redundancy. Who's to say, but the industry seems to be pushing these oblong pegs into square holes for divers where it doesn't really make sense and I disagree with that. You can dive sidemount off of boats pretty easily if you have your sh!t together and are properly trained and experienced. If you have to do that because the dive calls for it, then by all means, use it. I just don't understand when people try to force it.

    The toddy system still uses an old style of bungee where it is a single bungee with a bolt snap a la original Nomad and Hollis systems. I agree that the loop is better/easier and converted my Nomad over many years ago.
    DiveClimbRide, JBFG, Joris Vd and 2 others like this.
  4. ofg-1

    ofg-1 Course Director

    I always thought Toddy required whiskey, lemon juice and honey, served warm.
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  5. rddvet

    rddvet DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Florida
    Hotty toddy, gosh almighty. F-ck Ole Miss
    Commonly sung on LSU campus on game day vs Ole Miss

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