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RAZOR SIDE MOUNT

RAZOR SYSTEMS

The Razor Side Mount System is a integrated system designed specifically for side mount diving. It can be used for both cold water diving

THE RAZOR SIDE MOUNT SYSTEM 2.5

RAZOR SIDE MOUNT SYSTEM 2.5
  • Razor Harness 2.5
  • Redundant BAT Wing 2.5
  •  T Weight System
  • Universal Spares Kit
Price: $692.00
  • THE RAZOR SIDE MOUNT SYSTEM 2.5 COMPLETE
RAZOR SIDE MOUNT SYSTEM 2.5 COMPLETE
  • BAasic Razor system 2.5
  • Spare Side Mount Bungee
  • 2 Double enders for the Expandable Side Mount Pouch
  • Expandable Side Mount Pouch 2.5

Price: $859.00

STUDENT KIT
  • Expandable Pouch 
  • 2 double-endeers
  • Spare Bungee Kit

3 X RAZOR WEIGHT POCKET

Designed to be used with the Razor weight pocket base layer to place the weight pockets exactly where you need them

REDUNDANT BAT WING 2.5

Primary wing has a standard Power Inflator and Manual Dump valve
Backup wing has an oral inflator

RAZOR LIGHTS & ACCESSORIES

TOOLS

Razor Side Mount Course

The Razor Side Mount Course allows you to experience the freedom and flexibility of diving Side Mount at its best.

The Razor Side Mount System was designed by expert divers and explorers Steve Bogaerts and HP Hartmann.

Many years of experience and many hours of side mount cave diving and exploration have led to the development of the Razor Side Mount System. And along with it appeared the necessity of developping a course program to be taught by experienced instructors comitted to high quality standards.

During the course you will learn proper adjustment of the harness, cylinder configuration, regulator configuration, proper weighting and weight distribution for the best trim, regulator switches with one hand, different propulsion techniques, equipment failures handling (bungee, bolt snap, tank clamps, bat wing, regulators, etc.) as well as other general sidemount skills adapted to the use of the Razor system.

Train with the best using years of experience shared with you through the Razor Side Mount course

But be aware… Once you go Side Mount, you never go back!!

Prerequisite:
  • Razor Side Mount CourseCertified Advanced Open Water Diver
  • 25 logged dives beyond training dives
  • Course has to be in your own Razor Side Mount System complete as some the skills are specific to the equipment
Course Duration:
  • 4 days
  • 6 dives
Why Razor? and why a Razor Side Mount course?
THE RAZOR SIDE MOUNT COURSE
RAZOR SIDE MOUNT SYSTEM 2.5

When Steve Bogaerts and HP Hartmann come together to design from scratch a full set of gears and make it evolve to what it is today you can expect something really efficient and of high quality! And it really is!

Many years of experience and many hours of Side Mount Cave diving have led to the Razor Side Mount System and further on to the Razor Side Mount Course program.

And today we are really proud to be part of the team of Razor Instructors (Géraldine Solignac, Razor Side Mount Instructor) and to be able to share that knowledge with you and share as well all the fun that goes with it.

What you will learn?
  • Proper adjustment of the harness
  • Cylinder configuration
  • Regulator configuration
  • Proper weighting, weight distribution for the best trim
  • Regulator switches with two hands and one hand
  • Different propulsion techniques
  • Equipement failures (bungee, bolt snap, tank clamps, wing, regulator…)
  • Out of Air procedures
Why is the Razor Side Mount Course a bit longer than other Side Mount courses?

Because this is how long it takes to get a new side mount diver to master the skills the way they will be used your entire diver career and your Razor harness and wing will take all those steps with you.

 

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Technical Diving

You’ve been enjoying your diving and training, and you liked learning about diving? and now  you want to go further? Here are the different courses that will follow…

INTRO TO TECH & SIDE MOUNT

INTRO TO TECH COURSE

INTRO TO TECH

Start with the basics of tec diving. Learn dive planning, new water skills, gear configuration and improve streamlining, buoyancy and propulsion techniques. If you are planning to go on with your Tec diving in Backmount configuration this course is a must to set the right bases.

side mount cave dive at cenote the Pit - Dos Ojos Mexico

SIDE MOUNT

Do you want to explore your first step to technical diving and with two tanks. This course is ideal for you to get familiar with the side mount configuration. If you are already a Tec diver you will apply your skills to Side Mount. And if have decided that Side Mount is your configuration for your Tec diving this course will set the base.

Razor side mount course

RAZOR SIDE MOUNT

The Razor Side Mount course goes further than the basic Side Mount course. It covers all the basics for tech and cave diving and will be a great fundation for the following tech course. The Razor harness will follow you throughout your technical diving career.

TECHNICAL DIVING

 

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NITROX

A first approach to technical diving and the use of mixtures. And for those already Nitrox certified diver it is the opportunity to thoroughly review the basic principles and fundamental laws of physics used in diving.

ADVANCED NITROX

ADVANCED NITROX

You will learn the physics and physiology for diving with gas mixtures containing more than 40 % oxygen. This is the opportunity to further extend of your dive time without going into decompression limits.

DECO PROCEDURES

DECO PROCEDURES

In this course you will learn to plan and execute dives with decompression, choose your gas and the development of emergency plans.

DEEPER DIVING

extended range dive training

EXTENDED RANGE

Exciting dives down to 55m/180ft but helium is nowhere available? you will learn how to safely do these dives using air and deco gases.

TRIMIX DIVING

TRIMIX

Add helium to your diving. Go deeper, easier breathing, and reduce narcosis. It makes your diving a lot safer and opens a lot of possibilities down to 60m/200ft.

Advanced trimix

ADVANCED TRIMIX

Congratulations! you reached the top level of Open circuit training. Use mix with less than 17% O2 and as deep as 100m/330ft. And be among the most elite divers.

Side Mount Diving

Side Mount diving looks incredibly easy and confortable and yes it is! Side Mount configuration has many advantages when learned and configured properly.

It originates from cavers in the UK in need of a configuration that facilitates penetration of tight sections of cave. Additionally it allows easy access to the valves, provides easy and reliable gas redundancy, and tanks can be easily removed if needed. These benefits for diving in confined spaces.

Advantages of Side Mount Diving
  • More flexibility
  • More security
  • Better streamlining
  • Ideal for cave diving
  • Very safe and confortable for open water diving.

Side Mount diving at the Pit

 So make sure you get the right training from the start amd build up on the skills.

And make sure you practice, practice and practice some more!

What you will learn during the Side Mount diving course:
  • Gas management
  • Psychological considerations of technical diving
  • Equipment choice and configuration (Tank, Regulators, harness…)
  • Communication (light and hand signals)
  • Problem solving in a sidemount configuration (Air sharing…)
  • Conservation

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The basic course for tec divers wishing to learn a new configuration. If you wish  a more in depth course in a Razor harness, with solid skills to build upon during cave diving or more advanced technical courses.

  RAZOR SIDE MOUNT

Prices

Deep dark Diving likes to be flexible and take you on the dives that are best for you, so just let us know what you have in mind and we will do our best to arrange it!

We do personalized and private guiding and teaching.

Contact us for group packages for 4 or more divers. We will also be happy to help you out with transport, and hotel as well.

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Cavern Diving Prices

Price for 2 Dives (Entrance fees not included)*:
  • 2 dives one location –> 130 $USD
  • 2 dives on different locations –> 140 $USD
  • 2 dives Angelita, Zapote or El Pit + one other location –> 150 $USD
  • Group prices upon demand (4 divers per guide maximum)

*minimum 2 divers, + 25 USD if one diver

A regular Cavern Diving Tour includes minimum two dives per day. You can combine the dive sites as you like, or ask us for suggestions. Check out the safety rules: Safety Rules for Cavern diving in the Cenotes

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Cave Diving Prices

Price for 2 cave dives or 1 Stage dive  (Entrance fees not included)*:
  • Private guiding 1 diver: 200 $USD/day
  • 2 divers: 180 $USD/diver/ day
  • 3 divers: 160 $USD/Diver/ day
  • Group prices upon demand 
 
  • 3 divers per guide maximum
  • 2 sets of Tanks (twinset or Side Mount) or 1 set + 1 stage
  • 2 dives/day or 1 Stage dive – backmount or side mount
  • Use of reels and spools
  •  Use of toolbox

 

Guided dives Package:

  • 5 days of diving: 5% discount
  • 10 days of diving: 10% discount
  • Group prices and packages on demands

Prices includes:

  • Private guiding
  • Professional, Certified and Experienced Guide and Instructor
  • Bilingual (Spanish & English) local guides (other languages available too)
  • Oxygen & First Aid kit
  • Transportation from Playa del Carmen
  • Tanks and Weights
  • Gear storage
  • Drinking  Water in refillable bottles

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees to the cenotes, check it here: Entrance fees ($ Mexican Pesos):
  • Certification fees
  • Technical Gear (available for rental)
  • Pick up
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gases and instructor’s gases for Deep Diving (Trimix, Nitrox and Oxygen)

Cave & Technical Diving Training Prices

Teaching prices per day
  • Private teaching 1 diver: 250 $USD
  • 2 Students: 230 $USD/person
  • 3 Students: 210 $USD/person
Included:
  • Certified and experienced local Instructor
  • Tanks
Not Included:
  • Entrance fees to the cenotes
  • Certification fees
  • Technical Gear
  • Pick up
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gases and instructor gases for Deep Diving (Trimix, Nitrox and Oxygen)

Combined Courses Prices

Intro to Tech (2 days) 500$ USD
Advanced Nitrox (3 days) 750$ USD
  • Side Mount + Advanced Nitrox (6 days) 1500$ USD
  • Advanced Nitrox + Decompression Procedures (5 days) 1250$ USD
  • Advanced Nitrox + Intro to Tech (5 days) 1250$ USD
  • Intro to Tech + Advanced Nitrox + Deco Procedures (6 days) 1500$ USD
Decompression Procedures (3 days) 750 USD
  • Side Mount + Deco Procedure (6 days) 1500$ USD
  • Advanced Nitrox + Decompression Procedures (5 days) 1250$ USD
  • Intro to Tech + Deco Procedure (5 days) 1250$ USD
  • Intro to Tech + Advanced Nitrox + Deco Procedures (6 days) 1500$ USD
  • Side Mount + Advanced Nitrox + Deco Procedures (7 days) 1750$ USD
Cavern (3 days) 750USD
  • Intro to Tech + Cavern (5 days) 1250 USD
  • Side Mount + Cavern (6 days) 1500 USD
Intro to Cave (3 days) 750USD
  • Cavern + Intro to cave (5 days) 1250 USD
  • Intro to Tech + Intro to Cave (5 days) 1250 USD
  • Intro to Tech + Cavern + Intro to Tech (7 days) 1750 USD
  • Side Mount + Cavern + Intro to Cave (8 days) 2000 USD
Full Cave (4 days) 1000 USD
  • Intro to Cave + Full Cave (6 days) 1500 USD
  • Cavern + Intro to Cave + Full Cave (8 days) 2000 USD
  • Intro to Tech + Cavern + Intro to Cave + Full Cave (10 days) 2500 USD
  • Side Mount + Cavern + Intro to Cave + Full Cave (11 days) 2750 USD

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Rental equipment:

  • Regulator: 5 USD/day
  • Wetsuit: 5 USD/day
  • BCD: 5 USD/day
  • Razor Side Mount Harness: 15 USD/day
  • Primary light: 28 USD/day

We can provide you with rental gear depending on the course you wish to take. However we recommend to have your own basic gears or consider buying one through us. Make sure you consult us before any purchase. Part of technical diving training deals with equipment configuration therefore you will get the best of your training with your own equipment. Also keep in mind that technical rental gear will not always be available during your travel. For Sidemount we recommend the Razor system and will be happy to offer a package Equipment purchase + training.

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Contact

Contact Deep Dark Diving

Scuba Diving in Yucatan, Mexico – Personalized Guiding and Training

Group packages available

Mail: info@deepdarkdiving.com
WhatsApp: +52 1 984 135 7062
Location: Playa del Carmen & Mérida, Mexico
Facebook: Deep Dark Diving

We are passionate instructors offering guided dives and training for Reef diving, Cavern diving, Cave diving, Deep diving

I spend a lot of time underwater and far into the jungle, out of phone signal and internet reach.  In fact I am probably underwater somewhere in one of the amazing caves of Yucatan. I really do my best to give the best service possible and assure that we can offer the best dive experience. You probably come a long way for a very special holliday and we’ll garantee a very special experience. I personnaly answer  all emails and deal with the organization… so please be patient, it’s worth it 🙂

Thank you, back to you as soon as possible,
Géraldine

 

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Cave Diving Training in the Cenotes of Mexico

Cave diving training in Cenote Minotauro

All passionate cave divers will some day travel to Mexico. And of course we did too! And we liked it so much that to fulfill our passion for Cave diving we chose to live and dive in Yucatan.

The penninsula of Yucatan hosts the longest underwater caves in the world. A lifetime would not be enough to know it all and there is much more to be discovered. We love sharing our passion and guide you in the most amazing passages in the Cenotes. And we provide high quality cave diving training with a high commitment to security and conservation. If you are a serious adventure seeker wishing to explore overhead environments, then Cave Diving Training is for you! 

Cavern and Caves are amazing, beautiful and ever fascinating places on earth. But they are very challenging environments to explore. Even more challenging is when you decide you really want to explore the underwater caverns and caves, and decide to be among the very lucky few!

 Be aware that your cave diving in Mexico might be addictive 🙂 And we’ll do our best to make that happen safely and share our passion

 Cave diving training is a 3 steps course

CAVE DIVING TRAINING

CAVERN DIVER

Duration

  • 2-3 days
  • 4 Cavern dives

Limitations

  • Daylight zone
  • “Rule of thirds,” OR 1/6th with doubles
  • Max depth: 40m/130 ft
  • Penetration limited to 61m/200  ft
  • No restrictions 
CAVERN

The Cavern Diver training course introduces the “minimum” skills, task loading, problem solving, knowledge, and the ability to dive within the “cavern” zone. You will also get familiar with the dangers and risks involved while diving in the overhead environment. The Cavern course is in no way intended to provide instruction for Cave Diving.

  •  include gas management
  • emergency procedures
  • buoyancy 
  • trim
  • propulsion techniques 
  • line and reel use 
  • equipment management.


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Intro to cave diving training

INTRO TO CAVE DIVER

Duration

  • 2-3 days
  • 4 Cave dives

Limitations

  • 1/3 of a single diving cylinder or 1/6th if using double cylinders
  • Maximum depth: 40 metres / 130 feet
Cavern + Intro to cave Diver Course combined:  4-5 days
INTRO TO CAVE 

The Intro-to-Cave Diver training course will further develop the skills and knowledge required to dive in the overhead environment. The course explains the dangers and risks involved while diving in the overhead environment and going beyond the daylight zone. Skills in the Intro to Cave course include line navigation, zero visibility training, gas management, touch contact, emergency procedures, and a higher level of prior courses skills.

 

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CAVE DIVING TRAINING

CAVE DIVER

Duration

  • 4 days
  • 8 Cave dives

Limitations

  • 1/3 of a double cylinders or 2 single
  • Maximum depth: 40 metres / 130 feet
Cavern + Intro to cave  + Full Cave Diver Course combined: 8-10 days (16 cave dives)
FULL CAVE

The Cave Diver training course fine-tunes the skills and knowledge required to dive in the overhead environment. The course explains the dangers and risks involved while cave diving beyond the daylight zone. Skills in the Cave Diver course include passing restrictions, complex navigation, zero visibility, emergency procedures, gas management…


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