The Armadillo is a sidemount specific rig, with integral buoyancy compensator and limited adjustment harness. Armadillo CCR Side mount System. Armadillo CCR side mount kit provides attachment points for carrying ultimately streamlined bailout bottles. The basic setup. Sidemount is a scuba diving equipment configuration which has scuba sets mounted alongside .. In Brett Hemphill designed the Armadillo Side- Mount Harness. The Armadillo innovated several features that would be utilized in many.
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The wings have a maximum lift of 34 pounds. For sidemount, there is only one band and clip which attaches to the butt plate. The Eques shows that lineage. In the case of sidemount, the two cylinders can be carried separately, distributing load and making transport on rough ground easier.
Individual cylinders can be passed to and from a boat crew aarmadillo a buddy on shore who is not burdened by gear, or lowered and raised by a line. My own journey with sidemount began in July when I became interested enough to purhase an Armadillo rebreather “butt mount” kit. The Armadillo comes with two large bungees that are attached to the inside back of the harness.
These are the same valves as on a set of doubles without the cross over bar. View of Apeks sidemount harness from the back of the harness showing the buoyancy compensator. DiveRite have retained both a right-side and top-mounted OPV still, but this is discretely placed inside the upper wing and accessed by a pull-dump on the harness.
These D-rings are used for the bungee retrieval sidemlunt and attachment D-ring for stage cylinders, reels, cameras, etc. Another UK manufactured stand-alone harness is the Warmbac.
Weave the strap back through the T-bar and Dring. These training courses then develop core diving skills that are specifically relevant to sidemount equipment usage — namely: I kitted up with Linda looking on. Removal is just as easy. The waist strap is designed to wrap around the divers upper hips and not around the waist as a normal open water BCD fits.
Back-up lights can also be attached to the cam straps brass clip eye and held in place using rubber bands Fig. This kit provides bungees and a tail piece that attaches to the rebreather backplate, allowing you to sidemount your rebreather bailout tanks.
See the diagram below for a suggested regulator configuration. Sidemount diving is now growing in popularity within the technical diving community for general decompression diving and is becoming an increasingly popular specialty training for recreational divingwith several diver certification agencies offering recreational and technical level sidemount training programs. It has 55lbs of buoyancy. It has 16kgs of buoyancy and comes with a unique in-water adjustable waist D-ring system using thick O-rings that allows the diver to shift cylinder trim with aluminum cylinders at it varies during the dive.
Back view of the modified British sidemount harness with cylinders, weights and battery pack.
The NDL didn’t increase until I was above 50fsw as we headed in. British cave diving style sidemounting harness, side view, with cylinders, weights and battery pack. Lose hoses should be tucked under the waist belt to further streamline the rig. The cam strap buckle and weight should be positioned between the diver and the cylinder to help reduce the chance of a line snag. Clip the left cylinder to the left attachment handle on the butt plate.
There is no doubt about it, getting out of the water on a shore dive with sidemount is a huge pain.
Outer abrasion resistant shell is made from Cordura denier material. Keep the strap loose. Estimate the best position for the buckle on either the right or left hip. It is sold complete as a complete unit, with all necessary ancillaries.
Details not available Weight: Performance Development for Technical Divers. Knowledge development covers topics such as: The tank band placement is critical for proper trim of both the tanks and the diver underwater. There is no rigid backplate with this system. Sidemount is a scuba diving equipment configuration which has scuba sets mounted alongside the diver, below the shoulders and along the hips, instead of on the back of the diver.
Underwater, the Armadillo pad keeps the tanks from shifting position even if the diver should completely invert.
Armadilol sidemount divers have special fittings on the right and left second stages to allow them swivel for better orientation to the diver’s mouth, and some use longer ‘donor’ hoses on one of the regulators.
Tecline Sidemount Tecline Side Because the BCD-wings are sewn directly into the harness, the sidemount becomes extremely easy to transport and comfortable to wear prior, during and after the dive. If you decided to rig the harness with the buckle on your left hip, reverse sidemoynt whole process.