Recent years, diving with side-mounted tanks changed from being a necessity for cave explorers into a well appreciated and comfortable way of diving for the mainstream diving (recreational and technical) population.
Taking it under consideration, #TecLineTeam analysed the needs, experiences and wishes of SM divers (both rec, tec and cave). We used this important feedback as a guideline to create the ultimate SM set.
The base for the new product was the SIDE 16 – purely recreational, sidemount BCD. However, it needed some construction changes to meet the requirements of more advanced divers. And so it happened.
Michaël Doumont (XperienceDiving / MDSTechnology) and Karel Levrau (Narcotec) disassembled the SIDE 16 and rebuilt it with a fair deal of improvements. After a lot of testing and fine-tuning the details, they claimed this remodelled TecLine SM set to be the ultimate in sidemount diving.
This is how TecLine’s SIDE 16 AVENGER was born.