October 26th, 2008

Doubles and travel

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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.

Lamar

4 Responses to “Doubles and travel”

  • [...] Doubles and travelWhen 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. … [...]

    Diving » 061121_067, October 27th, 2008 at 4:34 am

  • I was wondering if this would still be as stable “feeling” as the doubles setup with bands would be. This is an excellent write up and wonderful product for me to get for my next Cozumel (Or St. Thomas) trip. I am a large guy (6′ 6″ and 315lbs) so I consume a lot more air than my dive buddy. (My RMV is .68.)

    This would allow me to extend my bottom time and still have enough gas left for contingencies.

    Please notify me if/when you can on how they “feel” compared to a regular set of doubles.

    Michael

    Michael Whities, November 3rd, 2008 at 11:57 am

  • Michael,

    The Remora Independent Doubles is stable. You will not notice a difference between the Remora and a set of tank bands. The tanks will be solid on your back.

    Lamar

    lamar, November 3rd, 2008 at 12:59 pm

  • Lamar,

    Thanks. I’ll need to get these and try them out. As you said in the first post, it’d be great in tropical diving.

    Michael

    Michael Whities, November 6th, 2008 at 12:52 pm