Thomas Bungaard

This is a cool dive center that knows their way around the most difficult issues you can dream up!In short-this is where I will seek help and advice

Ladies and Gentlemen,I was in the need for some advice and some special dive gear and had searched the internet for the right equipment.

To my rescue came Matt Jevon from SWT with just what I was looking for.

Even though I am not living in Ireland, Matt and SWT was super quick to fix shipment and all to at super splendid price.

So – if you are a diver-looking for special equipment AND find it anywhere-contact Matt Jevon and SWT, the right place to get expert advice and help.

-easy to get in contact with: 5 points

-help and advice: 5 points

-quick and easy shipping: 5 points

-cool price range: 5 points

-selection of equipment: 5 points

Over all points: 263 points out of 5

Dahab Boris / Tim Bicknelle

Matt and his crew have unrivaled diving knowledge, a superb setup and top kit in a beautiful location. If you want someone who will teach you honestly and with skill, with no agenda apart from creating a safe and competent diver look no further.After many hours of conversations I chose SWT for my Mod 1 JJ CCR training. I am soo glad I did.Matt’s approach was honest and open. Highly recommended if you want any more information please contact me.

Bernard Swieczyna

Had na absolute pleasure to get some training with Matt and the crew. Without a doubt it was one of the best experiences in my short (but intensive) diving life so far. Matt aims not only to meet training agency standards, but his goal is to, genuinely, make his students better divers-he aims high, he is tough but totally fair and has great suggestion, tips and tricks to improve your diving.

Soren Andersen

I met Matt for the first time in Germany, and from that on I was hooked. Matt helped me out with making the right choice for dive equipment for the kind of diving I am doing, he gave so many good advice. He and the people of South West tech are so great, you can always count on them. The customer service is top notch. I could not be more happy by the way I have been treated.

Stage Rigging

Stage Rigging

 

We get asked a lot about stage rigging, both for open circuit decompression, for cave stages and for CCR bailout. There are three main schools

 

Traditional

 

Stage rigging kit, top boltsnap on the shoulder of the cylinder, lower boltsnap on jubilee band, all boltsnaps attached by cord. Cylinder is quick and easy to remove, hand off etc, but a PITA for positioning, hangs like a clanging bell, or floats, often at 90 degrees to body. Not our preferred way.

Image shows typical traditionally rigged position

 

 

Sidemount Style

 

So a traditionally valved cylinder, but rigged with the top boltsnap on a bungee choker, bottom boltsnap on bungee through a jubilee clip, no handle. This allows, if top to bottom boltsnap distances are correct, a tension that stabilises the cylinder and lets it sit much straighter.

 

Image shows typical traditionally rigged position on divers right, sidemount style on left

 

 

Fully Sidemounted

 

A modular valve with an extension post is used on the cylinder and a bungee looped rigged to the divers backplate/harness. The allows a proper sidemount style mounting and gives a very streamlined position along the side of the body.

Image shows full sidemount position

 

The various cylinders below show different rigging, all to be used on the same dive. It’s all practically fully interchangeable, especially if you use a safety loop on a full sidemount style so a double ender can be used as top clip in the event of a handoff to a non sidemount loop equipped diver.

 

 

 

We are very used to all styles as different environments and the availability of different kit when we travel doesn’t always allow for a purist approach. Good and well educated divers can make any of these work for them.

 

Get in touch to let us help you choose and configure your stage set-up to your preferred and most appropriate way.

 

Matt

Matt Jevon, M.Sc. F.IoD is a Full Expedition level Trimix and Cave instructor on OC and CCR with TDI and ANDI. He is the JJ-CCR and Divesoft Liberty Sidemount instructor and dealer for Ireland. Matt’s personal diving has included cave exploration in the Philippines, wreck projects in Croatia and Ireland as well as being one of the inaugural dirty dozen in Truk! Matt has held accreditations as an interdisciplinary sports scientist, sports psychologist with BASES and was a British Olympic Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach and invitee on the Olympic Psychology Advisory Group. Matt works in high performance business as a board advisor and non-exec, high performance sport and is a partner in South West Technical Diving in Ireland. www.swt.ie and writes the Facebook page Psychological Skills for Diving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stage Rigging

 

We get asked a lot about stage rigging, both for open circuit decompression, for cave stages and for CCR bailout. There are three main schools

 

Traditional

 

Stage rigging kit, top boltsnap on the shoulder of the cylinder, lower boltsnap on jubilee band, all boltsnaps attached by cord. Cylinder is quick and easy to remove, hand off etc, but a PITA for positioning, hangs like a clanging bell, or floats, often at 90 degrees to body. Not our preferred way.

Image shows typical traditionally rigged position

 

 

Sidemount Style

 

So a traditionally valved cylinder, but rigged with the top boltsnap on a bungee choker, bottom boltsnap on bungee through a jubilee clip, no handle. This allows, if top to bottom boltsnap distances are correct, a tension that stabilises the cylinder and lets it sit much straighter.

 

Image shows typical traditionally rigged position on divers right, sidemount style on left

 

 

Fully Sidemounted

 

A modular valve with an extension post is used on the cylinder and a bungee looped rigged to the divers backplate/harness. The allows a proper sidemount style mounting and gives a very streamlined position along the side of the body.

Image shows full sidemount position

 

The various cylinders below show different rigging, all to be used on the same dive. It’s all practically fully interchangeable, especially if you use a safety loop on a full sidemount style so a double ender can be used as top clip in the event of a handoff to a non sidemount loop equipped diver.

 

 

 

We are very used to all styles as different environments and the availability of different kit when we travel doesn’t always allow for a purist approach. Good and well educated divers can make any of these work for them.

 

Get in touch to let us help you choose and configure your stage set-up to your preferred and most appropriate way.

 

Matt

Matt Jevon, M.Sc. F.IoD is a Full Expedition level Trimix and Cave instructor on OC and CCR with TDI and ANDI. He is the JJ-CCR and Divesoft Liberty Sidemount instructor and dealer for Ireland. Matt’s personal diving has included cave exploration in the Philippines, wreck projects in Croatia and Ireland as well as being one of the inaugural dirty dozen in Truk! Matt has held accreditations as an interdisciplinary sports scientist, sports psychologist with BASES and was a British Olympic Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach and invitee on the Olympic Psychology Advisory Group. Matt works in high performance business as a board advisor and non-exec, high performance sport and is a partner in South West Technical Diving in Ireland. www.swt.ie and writes the Facebook page Psychological Skills for Diving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#tdidivecentre #andifacility #Apekstechnicalcentre #caveinstructor #jjccrfactoryservicecentre #JJCCR  #ANDI #nolimitsexploration #cavediving #Apeks #divesoft #sidemountccr #southwestech #nautilus #othree90ninety  #divemorepostless #xdeep #TDI #technicaldiving #scaleolights #rebreathers #seacraft #kubidrygloves #sidemountessentialsinstructor #sidemountccr #libertyccr #jjccr_official #wedontsellwhatwedontdive #nobubbles #diving #deepdive #techdiving #technicaldiving #ccrdiver #underwater #trimix #wreckdiver #cavediver

 

 

Stage Rigging

 

We get asked a lot about stage rigging, both for open circuit decompression, for cave stages and for CCR bailout. There are three main schools

 

Traditional

 

Stage rigging kit, top boltsnap on the shoulder of the cylinder, lower boltsnap on jubilee band, all boltsnaps attached by cord. Cylinder is quick and easy to remove, hand off etc, but a PITA for positioning, hangs like a clanging bell, or floats, often at 90 degrees to body. Not our preferred way.

Image shows typical traditionally rigged position

 

 

Sidemount Style

 

So a traditionally valved cylinder, but rigged with the top boltsnap on a bungee choker, bottom boltsnap on bungee through a jubilee clip, no handle. This allows, if top to bottom boltsnap distances are correct, a tension that stabilises the cylinder and lets it sit much straighter.

 

Image shows typical traditionally rigged position on divers right, sidemount style on left

 

 

Fully Sidemounted

 

A modular valve with an extension post is used on the cylinder and a bungee looped rigged to the divers backplate/harness. The allows a proper sidemount style mounting and gives a very streamlined position along the side of the body.

Image shows full sidemount position

 

The various cylinders below show different rigging, all to be used on the same dive. It’s all practically fully interchangeable, especially if you use a safety loop on a full sidemount style so a double ender can be used as top clip in the event of a handoff to a non sidemount loop equipped diver.

 

 

 

We are very used to all styles as different environments and the availability of different kit when we travel doesn’t always allow for a purist approach. Good and well educated divers can make any of these work for them.

 

Get in touch to let us help you choose and configure your stage set-up to your preferred and most appropriate way.

 

Matt

Matt Jevon, M.Sc. F.IoD is a Full Expedition level Trimix and Cave instructor on OC and CCR with TDI and ANDI. He is the JJ-CCR and Divesoft Liberty Sidemount instructor and dealer for Ireland. Matt’s personal diving has included cave exploration in the Philippines, wreck projects in Croatia and Ireland as well as being one of the inaugural dirty dozen in Truk! Matt has held accreditations as an interdisciplinary sports scientist, sports psychologist with BASES and was a British Olympic Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach and invitee on the Olympic Psychology Advisory Group. Matt works in high performance business as a board advisor and non-exec, high performance sport and is a partner in South West Technical Diving in Ireland. www.swt.ie and writes the Facebook page Psychological Skills for Diving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#tdidivecentre #andifacility #Apekstechnicalcentre #caveinstructor #jjccrfactoryservicecentre #JJCCR  #ANDI #nolimitsexploration #cavediving #Apeks #divesoft #sidemountccr #southwestech #nautilus #othree90ninety  #divemorepostless #xdeep #TDI #technicaldiving #scaleolights #rebreathers #seacraft #kubidrygloves #sidemountessentialsinstructor #sidemountccr #libertyccr #jjccr_official #wedontsellwhatwedontdive #nobubbles #diving #deepdive #techdiving #technicaldiving #ccrdiver #underwater #trimix #wreckdiver #cavediver

 

Rental Gear Sale

TECH CENTRE EX RENTAL EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

 

As a specialist technical centre we are obsessive about our gear. It’s properly looked after, serviced by us as an Apeks Technical Centre, JJ-CCR Factory Service Centre, Seacraft DPV Service Centre and more. We replace our rental stock regularly. Here is this year’s list. These are not ebay or consumer second hand goods prices. Everything we sell is serviced, inspected and fit for use on 100m+ diving.

All of this kit will be replaced by new in our rental stock so if you miss out – PM next year.

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ROB SWEENEY

Done my Intro to Tech course with Matt, couldn’t recommend him enough, he’s a great instructor and has serious amount of experience and knowledge, the attention to detail will definitely improve anyone’s diving, great facilities too with everything you need available. Looking forward to another course with SWT.