October 26th, 2008
When traveling it is not always easy to get a set of doubles, especially in remote places or where the diving is largely recreational. So what are your options? You can sidemount, but sometimes it is not the right solution. When I travel I want the ability to rig a set of independent doubles. The Remora setup was designed for this: two of these in your luggage lets you quickly make a set of doubles. They have a mounting hole for the bolts to slide onto a backplate or TransPac. This is an inexpensive way to always have the option for diving doubles when needed. The most expensive part of the system is the four cam straps. If you have extra cam straps or can use cam straps from the dive shop on location, this is the economical solution. I take two Remoras and a bolt kit with me when I travel to Mexico so I can set up my own doubles. I then carry two aluminum 80s sidemount for the ease of carrying four cylinders on a long dive.