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SM Harness & Redundant Bouyancy

Postby MDS » Jul 3, 2009 4:39 am

Folks: am cave training using the Farrworld s/m harness & using drysuit only for bouyancy control. The Farrworld Harness has no means of redundant bouyancy incorporated unless you use it with a jacket style BCD or wing etc......

If you chose to dive deep enough where your drysuit could provide insufficient lift alone but still need to sidemount what are good s/m alternatives available to provide redundant lift?

I was mulling over the DiveRite Nomad recently but am still undecided by the abundance of harness's available. Any recommendations/suggestions warmly recieved........

best, Matt S
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Re: SM Harness & Redundant Bouyancy

Postby Squirrel Girl » Jul 3, 2009 8:50 am

You might try posting to the Cave Diver's Forum, as they have more SM divers there.

I have a Nomad, and generally it's great. But if you're doing sump-like diving a Farr harness would probably be better.

Now there's a "Razor" harness. The guy who invented it uses a camelbak bladder for bouyancy!!!!!!!
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Re: SM Harness & Redundant Bouyancy

Postby FW » Jul 6, 2009 6:07 am

A jacket BC over a Farr harness works reasonably well. There is also a new Sidemount harness available from I haven't seen it yet, but early reports say it is good.
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