Dive Rite Nomad Ray Sidemount System
Dive Rite Nomad Ray Sidemount System
Dive Rite Nomad Ray with redundant bladder
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Dive Rite Nomad Ray Sidemount System

Sale price£789.00

The Dive Rite Nomad Ray Sidemount System is the product of years of design, development, field testing, and feedback from some of the world’s leading sidemount divers and instructors.



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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


The Dive Rite Nomad Ray Sidemount System is the product of years of design, development, field testing, and feedback from some of the world’s leading sidemount divers and instructors.

The result is a sidemount system that has a flat, streamlined fit and an ergonomic shape that sits tight against the diver’s body. Its unique and innovative features will appeal to sidemount divers of all skill levels.

The Dive Rite Nomad Ray Sidemount System is perfectly adapted to diving with aluminum or steel tanks, in warm or cold water, from entry-level sidemount dives to the most demanding technical exploration.

The 42lbs lift capacity provides the buoyancy necessary for heavy steel tanks and multiple stage or deco bottles. An optional bailout bladder will provide 25lbs of additional lift.

Different colours

The Nomad Ray is available in black, blue, OD green, pink, or red. If you happen to find yourself in a tight spot, the Ray’s abrasion-resistant “skid plate” will have your back: providing wear protection exactly where it’s needed the most. SuperFabric® is a fast-drying, highly durable, and slash-resistant material. The Nomad Ray Sidemount System is ready to perform in the toughest diving environments.

Dive Rite Nomad Ray is easily adjustable

The Nomad Ray can be easily adjusted to comfortably fit all body types. The independently adjustable harness design can be quickly set up for any diver. Shoulder and waist webbing can be replaced independently if damaged or trimmed too short.

The Nomad Ray uses a fast, tool-free bungee length adjustment system. Simply pull to the desired length, tie a single overhand knot, and tuck the excess into the integrated sleeve. A quick-adjust belly band with a custom moulded bungee hook keeps the wing wrapped snugly around the diver’s body.

Stainless Steel hardware

The Nomad Ray utilises custom-designed stainless steel hardware pieces including the waist transition plates, drop down D-rings, sliding D-rings, bungee retention slides, and a dog bone crotch strap double D-ring for a bonus place to clip off accessories.

Integrated weight pockets

A zipper on the inside of the Nomad Ray wing allows for access to three integrated weight pockets capable of holding up to five pounds of each of hard or soft weight. This design maintains the lowest profile possible while providing quick access for the diver to add trim weights or adjust mission-specific weighting. Padded pocket walls add protection and comfort for the diver’s back.


A 16” corrugated inflation hose gives the diver multiple mounting options to keep the inflator close at hand. The hose can easily be swapped from the left side to the right side of the wing according to diver preference.

The Nomad Ray includes two pull dumps/OPVs. One is located at the top left on the inside of the wing with a shoulder pull dump using custom moulded slides to route the pull cord. The second is located at the bottom outside of the wing, offset to the diver’s left to maintain a low profile back and for easier access when used with multiple cylinders or CCRs.

Technical information of Nomad Ray

  • Made in the USA
  • Lift Capacity: 42lbs / 19kg
  • Optional Bailout Bladder Lift Capacity: 25lbs / 11.3kg
  • Sizing: Fully adjustable, one size fits all (user-replaceable 2-inch webbing used throughout).
  • Weight: 5.7lbs / 2.6kg
  • Outer Shell: SuperFabric® material with 600 denier nylon fabric on the backside centre panel and 1000 denier nylon fabric on the diver’s side.
  • Inner Bladder: Heavy-duty 420 denier nylon fabric (laminated).
  • Adjustable Bungee System: 42” of diamond braid bungee for each side adjustment.
  • Hose: 16” (30.4cm) corrugated hose with an inflate/deflate valve. Can be configured on the left or right side.
  • Internal Weight Pockets: Three padded, internal pockets that can hold up to five pounds of either hard or soft weight.
  • Hardware: Marine-grade stainless steel throughout. Two angled D-rings on the shoulders, two angled D-rings on the waist, two sliding waist D-rings, two chest bungee retainer slides, 2 rear drop D-rings for primary tank attachment, and one dog bone crotch strap double D-ring for a bonus place to clip off accessories.
  • Crotch Strap: 2” (5cm) padded strap with a scooter ring.
SKU: BC4500