Dive Rite Nomad XT Sidemount System
Dive Rite Nomad XT Sidemount System
Dive Rite Transpac XT Harness
Dive Rite Transpac XT Harness

Dive Rite Nomad XT Sidemount System

Sale price£995.00

The Dive Rite Nomad XT is an expedition-grade sidemount system. Built on a TransPac XT base, the versatile Nomad XT is suited for sidemount and can handle back-mounted doubles, singles, or CCR.

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Upgrade to Dual XT System

Upgrade to Dual XT System


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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 XT is an expedition-grade sidemount system. Built on a TransPac XT base, the versatile Nomad XT is suited for sidemount and can handle back-mounted doubles, singles, or CCR.

The Nomad XT is built with the ultimate streamlining in mind. A properly balanced sidemount rig should not require additional weight on the shoulders. Divers wearing heavy tanks or just starting with a sidemount often opt for this older solution to resolve trim issues.

The Dive Rite Nomad XT sidemount system is narrow at the neck and angled at the sides, with more lift added to the bottom; the Nomad XT wing is designed to give lift where it’s most needed—at the hips.

The inflator is behind the neck at the top centre of the wing. Dual OPVs at the bottom of the wing allow for gas dumping from any angle. Divers can now swap the position of their inflator to route from the bottom and retain an OPV dump at the bottom of the wing for safe gas dumping when inverted.

Made with a super-tough exterior and modular flexibility, the outer panels of the wing are engineered using SuperFabric® brand technology for optimum resistance to punctures and abrasions, while remaining very flexible.

In addition to its rugged exterior, the Nomad XT has the added benefit of being a modular system: the harness, wing, butt plate, and crotch strap are all separate elements. This allows the travelling diver to trade out wings, remove the butt plate, or make necessary fit adjustments.

A Gusset Control System (GCS) lets you control lift when switching out various cylinders, such as going from steel to aluminium or twin sets to single. Without the Gusset Control and without using the wing keepers on the waist belt, the Nomad XT delivers a 50lbs of lift.

The Nomad XT includes Dive Rite’s Adjustable Bungee System, allowing easy length adjustment to fit any diver without needing to tie knots. The Adjustable Bungee System also allows divers to use any bungee configuration they desire, including ring bungee, loop bungee with snap, and loop bungee.

A set of chokers are included for divers using Dive Rite’s ring bungee and choker method. The butt plate, made of reinforced nylon to provide the proper rigidity to hold tanks in position and eliminate sag, along with two stainless steel rails, provides the lower attachment point for cylinders.

Dive Rite Nomad XT Sidemount System includes

  • Dive Rite TransPac XT Harness
  • Dive Rite Nomad XT Wing
  • Dive Rite Butt Plate
  • 2-inch crotch strap
  • Adjustable bungees
  • Chokers