Yes it is time for the best green season offer of them all! We will give you a free PADI Sidemount Course when buying the APEKS WSX-25 Sidemount system. This is our most purchased Sidemount System, which is one of the most advanced on the market, and we love it!
About the system
Brand new from Apeks comes the WSX-25 sidemount harness, a feature-rich sidemount harness system which comes complete with the bladder, harness with crotch strap, D-rings, bungee and accessory butt pack.
The bladder is constructed from Armoguard, a super-tough material normally found in public safety diving and military products. This smooth material is ten times more abrasion resistant than standard Cordura (the material used on many other sidemount harness bladders), making this a wing designed with serious sidemount diving in mind.
The Apeks “SlideLock” sliding D-ring is brand new and unique to Apeks. It allows the diver to easily change the position of the cylinders as their buoyancy changes during the dive. No need to clip your cylinder on and off, simply adjust the position of the D-ring during your dive.
The two-piece plate system is adjustable to nearly any torso length, making this a one size fits all system. The system also has individual webbing sections rather than one long piece running through the harness, which means the complete system can be quickly and easily adjusted.
About the course
Sidemount diving is an equipment configuration which has diving cylinders mounted alongside the diver, below the shoulders and along the hips, instead of on the back of the diver. It began as a configuration popular with advanced cave divers, as smaller sections of cave can be penetrated and tanks can be changed with greater ease. The same benefits for operating in confined spaces were also recognized by divers who conducted technical wreck diving penetrations.
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 diving.
PADI Sidemount diving training with proper Side Mount Configuration offers:
- An alternative way to streamline yourself and the equipment in the water
- Easier cylinder logistics on the surface
- Reduced lower back strain
- Provides redundant gas supply
- Ability to monitor all regulators, valves and gauges because they are in front
- Increased gas supply for longer dives
During the course you will learn:
- Equipment configuration and preparation
- Body posture and trim
- Propulsion techniques
- Gas management
- Proper Sidemount diver procedures and emergencies