Jan 032012

The „modular bcd“ or buoyancy device being used in this video, is a specialist „cave diving“ piece of equipment, requiring specialist training. Sidemount buoyancy devices for „Open Water“ diving environment will require more lift capacity; see the current „commercial“ products like the Hollis SMS 100 or Dive Rite Nomad… Steve Martin, PADI & DSAT TecRec Sidemount (twin cylinder) training course promotional video. Course can be taken in twin cylinders, single cylinder course is optional. These dives were made using the Steve Bogaerts designed razor side mount harness. Other harnesses that can be modified are Golem Gear Armadillo, Dive Rite Nomad, Hollis SMS 100. Location Ponderosa, Mexico – filmed by Jason from www.scubavideoservices.com, edited by Steve from www.sidemountscubadiving.com
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  25 Antworten zu “Steve Martin Sidemount Scuba Diving (Training Skills)”

  1. Steve, weird question but your mask is an Oceanic Shadow in this clip. How did you get it to stop fogging, I have one and I am about to give up !

  2. @fuzz461 Just simply jump in the water with your harness on, have someone lower the cylinders to you and clip them on, failing that you could do a back roll entry.

  3. Great video. I am sure I have dived there. Which cenote is that ?

  4. @sidemountdiver123 – In most videos I am using the correct left and right sidemount valves, they have extension posts for the sidemount bungee to go round. I would advise you to get the new Razor Side Mount System, it is what I am using now and is far superior to anything else…

  5. @michaeltandy – I suggest you go with the „new“ Steve Bogaerts Razor Harness and Wing available in the next week or so. This will be far supirior to all other systems, it is the only system I will be teaching with.

  6. @rescuediver1000 sorry I tried to reply in time but it did not let me post. I suggest neither go with the „new“ Steve Bogaerts Razor Harness and Wing available in the next week or so.

  7. I’ve been looking into side mount more and more, and have been talking to a few side mount divers, I have to say it really does look really freeing and a very balanced way of diving, I was wondering would the Hollis HTS II Harness System be ok to use as the side mount harness and use my dry suit for buoyancy if I was to go onto side mount?

  8. whats better the the dive rite nomad or the hollis sms 100 please git back to me fast going to buy one or the other tomorrow

  9. Great video. Thank you
    How does one air share if there is a failure with no isolator? Buddy breathe?

  10. @rescuediver1000 – Switch regs as often as possible. Most sidemounters do it every 20 – 30 bar. I am using a single bladder device in the video, there are more and more sidemount BCD’s coming out all the time. Visit my website for more information.

  11. how often do you have to switch regs and do you have to have a dual wing or just a single?

  12. I dive with the regular back mounted jacket style BCD’s. however I am now having back problems. I want to try the diverite nomad sidemount config for recreational diving. My questions is, is it posible to do a giant stride entry with sidemount config. can sidemount be used in diving from a boat

  13. have u ever swam with a shark

  14. @stephennrth – Fins are Mares Quattro’s „they are one of the best all round fins when you need to use different finning techniques“

  15. What kind of fins are you wearing in the video?

  16. …using safety clips for exiting the water with sidemount will enable you to climb out onto boats with ladders; always easier to hand off at least one or both cylinders to the dive crew from in the water though 😉 – Positive buoyancy at the surface for open water diving is crucial, again the Hollis SMS and Nomad are suitable options. The „modular waist“ bcds will become specialist products that an „experienced“ diver may choose to use, once a „commercial“ product comes onto the diving market.

  17. Thank you for your comments; the „dromedary pack“ is being used by an experienced cave diver, who is accepting the risks using a product like this. This type of buoyancy device should not be used by recreational divers. Technical divers who are in the open water or diving deep, will require more lift and redundancy for their dives, something like the Hollis SMS or Dive Rite Nomad with 50 to 60 lbs of lift is needed…

  18. is out of the question and another point would be the positive buoyancy issue on the water surface, surely a jacket bcd offers more positive buoyancy than the dromedary pack for those moments at the surface waiting for the group to initiate the descent or after the dive when possibly the weather has changed and being able to stay well afloat becomes a safety issue…what do you all say?

  19. I’m fascinated.. it look’s great and the sensation must be awesome…definetly the ideal rig for cave and wreck diving but…how do you inflate/disinflate the dromedary pack bcd placed on the lower back? I also see a couple of impractacalities when compared to a typical jacket rig for open water diving..for example..after completing a dive the equipment must be passed from the water to somebody onboard the vessel becuase I’m sure that climbing up a ladder with the rig mounted…continues on next

  20. Music is from the „audio swap“ facility on YouTube, I think it shows title when you mouse over the video.

  21. Wow, very cool to watch! Who’s the music from?

  22. Sidemounting really is an art in itself, allows a very streamlining and simple configuration – the keys are breathing control and correct weighting – then learning new techniques like „advanced finning techniques“ is easy from there…

  23. Clean simple rig. I’m starting to wander if this will simplify future recreational diving.

    That water is just right in visibility.

  24. Great video, I think that you can not do better.

  25. @Shenator1239 – It is a fresh water sink hole or pit in the Jungle called Ponderosa, located close to Playa Del Carmen in Mexico, the open water area has many underwater cave entrances inside it.

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