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Illegitimi non carborundum
Last edited by gobfish1; 18-09-2018 at 08:45 PM.
None diver as of 2018.
If you can dive, all you need to do is work out how to wrap bungee around yourself and your cylinders. Anyone can do it.
It's a lot of faffing and an age before you stop adjusting things. After a few dives it comes together. The worst thing is getting someone to show you how to do it, as opposed to teach you how to do it -- as soon as you have to configure the kit for yourself, you're up Rue Merde sans paddle.
It's when you're in the water that it's great. So stable. And it's when you're in tight spaces that it really comes into its own - if your head, arms and shoulders can get through, the rest of you can.
Anyway, if anyone's interested in doing it for themselves, I can most definitely recommend the Sidemounting.com videos. These show you, even teach you, how to configure the kit, don and doff it and generally adjust it. At the end of it there's no stupid card to add to your collection of pointless cards; just the choice of diving with a different format whenever the mood or need takes you.
Helium, because I'm worth it.
Waterboarding at Guantanamo Bay sounded like a radical holiday opportunity until I looked it up.
I considered it for diving from my kayak. Can't get my twinset back on board from the water, so was essentially just using the yak to access remote shore dives as I had to beach it to get my set back on. Wanted to tow (like a giant SMB) and be able to get back on wherever I ended up without having to head to shore. Sidemounted 7s would have let me put them on one at a time from the water. Haven't used the yak for a while tho (due mainly to transportation issues) and have recently gone CCR anyway so no chance of getting that back on from the water! Might revive the sidemount yak idea some time.
I dabbled with a sidemounted cylinder (I won’t call what I did sidemounting) for diving from kayaks/small boats. Mainly scallop diving. I was quite unmoved by the experience.