Scuba Diving Backplate Guide


As part of your modular technical diving rig the backplate creates the stability for the entire set up. Backplates are good for single and twin setups with all the mounting points for a range of webbing harnesses, wings and bolts.

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Slick85 says:

You didn’t mention Kydex/Delrin (plastic) backplates, light 3mm to heavy 10mm with the same rigidity of aluminum/steel but you don’t have to worry about scratches and bumps, and most of all the potential to rust where you have scratches or metal on metal contact.

Aleks Dogush says:

Hi can I use Hollis sms 75 with a single cylinder on the back? If so do I need to buy a back plate or I can use original/flexi back plate?

Nathan Raines says:

Great video. Thanks for explaining

Kimon Froussios says:

Skeleton aluminum for my single. As light as soft plates, without the flimsiness.

I do have a question though. What is the second set of tankstrap-like slots that some plates have (like the one in the example of the vid)? Does anyone individually strap twins directly on the plate?

Patrick Fealy says:

I have an xt lite backplate and I put a scubapro wing on it?

SNØW says:

Great Video! Love this channel! Keep up the gud work!

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