Apeks Backplate with Deluxe Harness

Apeks Backplate with Deluxe Harness

Sale price£254.00 Regular price£299.00
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Apeks Backplate with Deluxe Harness comes fully set up and ready to go. Choose between lightweight aluminium or stainless steel backplate.

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Contact Form & Details

How can we help?

If you need to contact us for any issue or assistance, you can do so online by filling out the online Contact Form, emailing us at sales@dirdirect.com or calling us on +44(0)1305 824 555. If it's about a purchase you've made for us please also include your order number.

Our brick-and-mortar store Underwater Explorers based on Portland, Dorset is staffed 7 days a week, including weekends and bank holidays. As it's an active store visited by divers from around the country and world regularly, if we can't make it to the phone for any reason please leave a message and we'll get back to you asap.

Any queries are usually answered the very same day and at most within 24 hours.


Why Portland?

We’re located on the Isle of Portland (in Dorset) because Portland has been one of the most popular scuba diving locations in the United Kingdom even before we set up operations here back in the year 2000.

On one side, we’re minutes away from the sheltered waters of Portland Marina and Harbour, while on the other, it’s just a brief walk to reach our famous scuba diving destination Chesil Cove and start of the 16-mile-long Chesil Beach.  

Portland’s location makes it ideal for scuba diving, freediving, snorkelling and other surface water sports activities. 

Check out how many wrecks we have around here by clicking on Scimitar Diving's Wreck & Dive Sites chart!

Alongside dive clubs, many instructors and dive schools travel here to train and offer scuba diving certification ranging from open water diver to mixed-gas tech diving or rebreather diving levels.

Whether you’re doing a boat dive from Portland Marina or Castletown or a shore dive at Chesil Cove, Portland is well known for offering many possibilities: Reef diving to wreck diving and night diving, underwater photography or underwater videography. Anything other than cave diving is possible here.

Likely being the best-stocked diving shop in the UK, at Underwater Explorers we offer in-store scuba diving equipment advice and sales, as well as gas fills, to locals and visitors (read About Us).

But... If you’re googling “scuba diving shop near me” like some, look no further, there's DirDirect online.

Here at DirDirect, we list our cutting-edge equipment for worldwide delivery and we’ve got you covered whatever your level of diving: We’re your local dive store wherever you are in the world.

All that with over 20 years of experience especially in technical diving, from training to equipment, advice and sales.


Underwater Explorers, Unit 1, Maritime Business Centre
Mereside, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1FD


Complete Apeks Backplate with Deluxe Harness comes fully set up and ready to go. Choose between lightweight aluminium or heavier stainless steel backplate.

The Apeks Deluxe One-Piece Webbed Harness is simple yet strong. It can take the load of a fully rigged technical diver. It can be easily customised with the hardware of your choice.

Apeks Deluxe Harness

All below are put together with a chosen Apeks backplate

  • 12’ of 2-inch stiff webbing with centre grommet
  • 2” wide crotch strap
  • 6 stainless 2” D-rings
  • 2 neoprene shoulder protectors
  • 2 elastic retaining loops on the shoulders and one on the crotch strap
  • Heavy-duty stainless waist buckle
  • 6 stainless serrated retainers

Apeks Backplate

Apeks Backplate with Deluxe Harness is available with a Aluminium (753g) or Stainless Steel (2.2kg) backplate.

Four each upper and lower slots accommodate nylon cylinder cam bands so a single cylinder can be strapped directly to the plate. A series of 4 slots provides lateral stability of the cylinder that traditional two-slot plates cannot.

Three holes at the top of the Apeks Backplate offer a range of height adjustments for the wings and the cylinders. In addition, a corresponding lower centre slot allows for misaligned lower band bolts.

Upper and lower perimeter holes along either side and holes along the bottom allow for accessories mounting.

2" wide crotch strap slot.

SKU: BT1370110