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#1739
On your back or at your side
MDW - 2/07/2015 11:56 AM
Category: Survey
Replies: 15

Where do you prefer to carry your tanks? Consider all dive situations - in the water, out of the water, technical, recreational, open water, overhead, etc. Is there one prefered way you like to dive or do you switch it up based on the situation?
The choices below are such that I would like to see an explanation in the comments section no matter which option you select.
#15410
Smithsgold - 5/27/2016 5:53 PM
[Choose #1] back mount
#5471
DiveBuddyChgo - 3/12/2015 4:57 PM
[Choose #1] Back mount is easier for all types of diving. Side mounts are very hard to handle on a boat/rough waters but excellent for calm conditions like cave diving with small squeeze threw areas.
#4233
tazzer9797 - 2/17/2015 8:13 PM
[Choose #5] I dive all 3 set ups. (single, double,sidemount) . I look at sidemount diving as as tool as I do the other 2 ways. Depends on the type of diving I am doing. Dont limit yourself by staying with just one type.
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john_f - 2/09/2015 2:33 PM
[Choose #5] Depends on the dive. Use the proper tool for the dive.
#3703
tstormdiver - 2/08/2015 8:41 AM
[Choose #1] Although I have a sidemount system, I am much more comfortable in backmounted doubles. I feel better balanced.
#6209
Eric_R - 2/07/2015 1:15 PM
[Choose #1] I haven’t found the need for anything else yet.
#1739
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MDW - 2/07/2015 12:02 PM
[Choose #5] I do both, depending on the situation. Backmount in cold season or deep tech dives (more weight to sink suit and deco bottles at sides) I side mount in the summer and for more recreational dives and when flying (lighter gear, easier entry, mobility