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Backplate Systems

Combine hard backplates made from different materials with harnesses in several design styles. Single Tank Adapters and Shoulder Pads increase their convenience and comfort.

Interchangability of Backplates and Wings

One configuration consideration is that plates and wings are not always perfectly interchangable among brands. Manufacturers tend to make subtle design decisions such as the placement of grommet holes and slots on the wing based on aligning similar slots and holes of their own brand of backplate. The shape of the flat in the centre of a specific brand wing may be designed to match the specific shape of their plate so that the bladder is not pinched by the plate when the two are assembled together on doubles.

A common annoyance with doubles mounting is the depth of the "V" in the centre of the plate varies slightly among brands, which can trigger compatibility problems with the bolt height setting of the bands. The diver might find it very difficult to engage the wing nuts when assembling a plate and wing on a set of doubles where the bolt height was optimised for a different brand plate and wing.

The good news is that we are not aware of any interchangability issues for doubles mounting between any of the brands of wings and plates we sell. For single tanks, you can usually avoid using a single tank adapter (STA) if the wing and plate are the same brand. By the same token when the brands are mismatched, or the wing manufacturer does not also offer a branded plate, a STA is pretty much a necessity.



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Dolphin Tech Harness - Basic

Dolphin Tech Harness - Basic

As simple as it can be, the Dolphin Tech Basic Harness is reliable, has no superfluous parts to fail, and is easy to set up. Embraced by DIR purists...
$90.00  $73.00
Save: $17.00 (19%)


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OMS Single Tank Stabilising Adapter - Soft Low Profile

OMS Single Tank Stabilising Adapter - Soft Low Profile

The OMS Soft Low Profile Single Cylinder/Tank Adapter is ideal for travel, designed to reduce the divers overall height profile (chest to top of...
$92.00  $82.00
Save: $10.00 (11%)


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Mares XR Soft Backplate

Mares XR Soft Backplate

The Mares XR Soft Backplate is a flexible alternative to solid metal backplates for a customisable harness and wing setup. Hard-wearing materials and...
$99.00  $84.00
Save: $15.00 (15%)


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Land and Sea Single Cylinder Backpack with Harness

Land and Sea Single Cylinder Backpack with Harness

A classic, time-tested, rigid blow-moulded single cylinder backpack with integral carry-handles. Includes single cylinder camband and harness. This...
$99.00  $89.00
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Mares XR Harness Heavy Duty with Aluminium Hardware

Mares XR Harness Heavy Duty with Aluminium Hardware

The Mares XR Heavy Duty Light Harness with Marine Grade Anodised Aluminium Hardware is part of the Mares Extended Range (XR) Gear Line. Bridging the...
$129.00  $109.00
Save: $20.00 (16%)


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Mares XR Harness Heavy Duty with SS Hardware

Mares XR Harness Heavy Duty with SS Hardware

The Mares XR Heavy Duty Harness with with Stainless Steel Hardware is part of the Mares Extended Range (XR) Gear Line. Bridging the gap between...
$139.00  $118.00
Save: $21.00 (15%)


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Dolphin Tech Backplate - Aluminium

Dolphin Tech Backplate - Aluminium

The Dolphin Tech Aluminium Backplate is designed to be the heart of a technical buoyancy compensator system for travelling divers. It provides the...
$155.00  $125.00
Save: $30.00 (19%)


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Dolphin Tech Harness - Deluxe

Dolphin Tech Harness - Deluxe

The Dolphin Tech Deluxe Harness gives the diver a more comfortable set up than the Dolphin Tech Basic Harness. It comes with anatomically shaped...
$180.00  $144.00
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Gadget Design Single Tank Adapter

Gadget Design Single Tank Adapter

Engineered and manufactured in Australia, the Gadget Design Single Tank Adapter is crafted to the highest standards to deliver a truly better diving...
$149.00

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Apeks WTX Deluxe One-Piece Webbed Harness

Apeks WTX Deluxe One-Piece Webbed Harness

The Apeks WTX Deluxe One-Piece Webbed Harness is simple, yet strong, and can take the load of a fully rigged technical diver. It can be easily...
$150.00

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Monthly Specials For November

Mares XR Harness Heavy Duty with Aluminium Hardware

Mares XR Harness Heavy Duty with Aluminium Hardware
$129.00  $109.00
Save: $20.00 (16%)
Mares XR Harness Heavy Duty with SS Hardware

Mares XR Harness Heavy Duty with SS Hardware
$139.00  $118.00
Save: $21.00 (15%)

OMS IQ Pack Sports Diver Package

OMS IQ Pack Sports Diver Package
$1,420.00  $999.00
Save: $421.00 (30%)
Mares XR Backplate Stainless Steel 3mm

Mares XR Backplate Stainless Steel 3mm
$239.00  $203.00
Save: $36.00 (15%)
Mares XR Backplate Aluminium 3mm

Mares XR Backplate Aluminium 3mm
$259.00  $220.00
Save: $39.00 (15%)

Mares XR Complete Mounting System with 3mm SS Backplate

Mares XR Complete Mounting System with 3mm SS Backplate
$349.00  $296.00
Save: $53.00 (15%)
Land and Sea Single Cylinder Backpack with Harness

Land and Sea Single Cylinder Backpack with Harness
$99.00  $89.00
Save: $10.00 (10%)
Mares XR Backplate Stainless Steel 6mm

Mares XR Backplate Stainless Steel 6mm
$359.00  $305.00
Save: $54.00 (15%)

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