Technical sidemount diving has experienced an explosion of popularity in recent years. Technical divers look to go deeper for longer and to be able to efficiently and safely carry multiple cylinders. Sidemount offers many open water advantages. Building on our expertise and experience from the STEALTH 2.0 classic the STEALTH 2.0 TEC is the perfect solution for technical sidemount diving.
The birth of the STEALTH 2.0 classic began a revolution in sidemount diving which continues to this day. Three years after the classic, we decided to make the worlds best sidemount system even better.
As a base we used the outstanding STEALTH 2.0 harness and weight management system so that all STEALTH components could be seamlessly compatible. STEALTH 2.0 is after all a tried and tested technology and an advanced design. We kept the perfect streamlining and balance as per the classic, but in a wing that offered additional lift to cope with the demands of deep, multi-cylinder technical dives.
The STEALTH 2.0 TEC was designed to excel in deep decompression diving and in extended cave penetrations. 19Kg of lift in the wing can easily support the multiple cylinders that advanced diving requires. Increasing the STEALTH 2.0 buoyancy meant ensuring that the movement and position of the gas could be properly managed. The STEALTH 2.0 TEC BC does this brilliantly, keeping you stable, balanced and in trim, whatever the level of inflation.
More lift, even more streamlined
Increasing the lift of the BCD whilst maintaining and even improving the streamlining required a complete rethink on wing design. New solutions offered a spectacular result.
Multi cylinders are now easily supported, even if they are large volume heavy steels or cave filled. At the same time, the STEALTH 2.0 TEC is incredibly slender, even when fully inflated.
Manage your buoyancy whilst staying in trim
Many sidemount BCD’s place the dump valve on one side or the other. Releasing gas from these systems requires a roll onto your side, maybe OK in 2 cylinder configuration, but when carrying multiple cylinders, changes of trim and balance require considerable effort that really should not be needed.
By placing the dump valve in the centre of the STEALTH 2.0 TEC wing, you can release excess gas with either hand, and stay in perfect trim while you do so.
Depending on how you like to configure your sidemounts, low pressure inflation feeds usually run off the left and right main cylinders, one to the wing and one to the drysuit. You can choose which side you prefer the wing feed to come from based on whether you might ever hand off a cylinder, whether you feed from a stage or dedicated suit inflate cylinder, or simply because you prefer using your left or right hand for buoyancy control.