Oceans 5 dive resort is following the latest trends of diving. In the beginning of October 2012 Oceans 5 dive resort will be ready to teach sidemounting around the Gili Islands. They will be the first or one of the first who are cabable to teach sidemounting arounf the famous Gili Islands.
Oceans 5 ordered just 2 Hollis sms50 sidemount systems. And if we like them more will follow.
What is sidemount scuba diving..?
Diving in sidemount configuration is the process of taking one or two cylinders and placing them on either side of your body, rather than mounting them on your back, (traditionally known as backmounted). But Sidemount diving is much more than just a change in equipment. In fact, with the right training, you will find it to be a vastly more rewarding and enlightening experience.
If fact if trained correctly I doubt, you will ever see the need to return to a backmouted equipment configuration.
Why use sidemount equipment configuration vs backmount..?
* Enables a unique method of buoyancy control which results in a more streamlined profile, reduces drag and makes finning and moving through the water much easier and more efficient. Get as close to the free-diver experience as possible with Scuba!
* Offers a greater comfort level. Sidemount equipment and harness are custom fit to each individual, accommodating divers of all shapes and sizes.
* Great for divers with any disabilities, as you carry the cylinder(s) separate from your harness to the water. Cylinders and weights are then mounted and attached in the water, making the entries and exits to dive sites much easier.
* The safest option in terms of air management. Sidemount allows provides you with easier access to your cylinder valve(s), first stage(s) and alternate air source should a problem arise.
One harness and BCD does it all! This statement is now 100% true! Your Sidemount equipment can also be used for more advanced types of diving i.e wreck, technical and cave diving, providing you get trained correctly at each level.