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Sidemount diving at Millbrook

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic States' started by daehag, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. emcbride81

    emcbride81 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Winchester, Virginia, United States
    602
    1
    that would be me. in a 7 mil full in freshwater I still cannot hover...still need to work on that
     
  2. Glock Diver

    Glock Diver Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: SW Florida
    361
    9
    Yes, looks like great visibility to me! For Millbrook, it looks pretty good.

    I'm not familiar with sidemount diving... what are the advantages/disadvantages?
     
  3. daehag

    daehag Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Florida/Maryland
    45
    0
    That would be started like the below,

    Advantage
    • independent two primary gas source
    • provide flexible way to deal with environment
    • low profile
    • little less drag
    • more stable trim due to lower center of gravity
    • chance to fix gas problem while watching

    Disadvantage
    • need to handle two SPG
    • too many hoses on diver's chest area
    • take little more time to donning
    • you may need one more trip to water
    • hard to climb boat ladder from water
    • can be extremely dangerous in tight area if diver cannot handle some sort of stress

    Any others?
     

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