Practicing new skills - Sidemount
This week I have been practicing with my new Sidemount system and taking the Sidemount TEK course. This relatively new scuba configuration with the tanks clipped in to the side offers some great advantages especially when it comes to cavern diving (which I do in the winter time). Advantages include; easy tank movement to squeeze through small spaces, no hoses sticking out for entanglement, great redundancy (2 tanks, 2 regulators, 2 bcd bladders), full regulator and tank valve control and easy to carry and don. The freedom of movement is also increased and it is close to the feeling of free diving. This system has many applications and I look forward to testing it this winter in the Bahamas.