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Dive knife and flashlight positioning?

Discussion in 'Sidemount Diving' started by RLima, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. martincohn

    martincohn Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: USA
    Trilobite x2 one on each arm next to dive watch/computer. Shears in the butt pouch or suit pockets.

    If diving with Gopro have 2x video lights that are mixed dual beam spread. If not playing video then one of those lights is my primary, usually rides on my wrist mount (Razor).

    Backup lights x2 in butt pouch. Sometimes the 3x AAA backup cell plays primary if shallow and a ridiculous amount of light isn't required.
  2. SandyRobinson

    SandyRobinson Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Moultrie, Georgia
    Trilobite on bungee of computer on right arm and another on my left shoulder strap. Primary is butt mounted and clipped on my right chest D ring. Backups on on left shoulder strap and in my right pocket. When I get off my butt, I will put the two backups on my helmet.
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  3. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, Washington State
    Trilobite on the strap of my backup computer on right wrist
    A second one in the center of my waist strap

    primary light canister is butt mounted
    lighthead is clipped off on the left chest when not in use
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  4. tanstaafl99

    tanstaafl99 Registered

    Primary is attached to side of my xdeep tec weight pouch (parallel to my spine), cable runs out side, up left side and down my arm. 2 line cutters, one on each wrist along with computer and shears in my pouch most of the time.
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  5. JBFG

    JBFG Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
    Can you post pics on how you attach your light?
  6. Mike1967

    Mike1967 Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Victoria, Australia
  7. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
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  8. tanstaafl99

    tanstaafl99 Registered

    I got this bracket though you could perhaps make something with bungie. I subscribe to buy once, cry once and this thing is solid even with almost no weights in the pouch, not sure a bungie only solution would be since that would be dependent upon the structure of the pouch itself.

    It was a bit of a pain as they don't have distribution in the US but it got to me eventually (Honestly I'm also eyeing the custom embroidered tank bands as well...maybe someday)

    Argon- / Akku-Klammer für XDEEP – D°LUXE Dive Gear

    This is the best picture from the manufacturer that shows you how it looks (this has a light and what i assume is a drysuit inflation canister in it). My light, which has a large canister (160Whr from UWLD) is much higher than this since the canister is longer. I also have a sidemount type cable on it so the light cable exists to the side, rather than down like this.

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  9. Subcooled

    Subcooled Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Finland
    The sheath slides too. What's the problem?

    It's a primary light. You ought to be using it all the time. A soft goodman handle solves this problem.

    A sidemount pouch is but an entanglement hazard. Get rid of that **** (poop). This is a personal opinion and may not be relevant for all environments. But for some it is.
  10. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC PADI Pro

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: United States
    It's too bad their website sucks. It wants to charge me VAT on those things even though they'd be coming to the US. They can only do ex-VAT sales to a company. Which is stupid. Which means I'd pay tax twice. Which is doubly stupid. I may just make some myself.

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