Dive Rite Transplate Harness

Dive Rite Transplate Harness

Sale price£166.00

The Dive Rite Transplate Harness is designed for divers who want the support of a backpack-style harness for better weight-load distribution yet wish to dive with a hard metal backplate.




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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


Designed like a mountaineer's backpack, the Dive Rite Transplate Harness disperses weight across the hips and back, minimising shoulder strain.

This hybrid Transplate Harness is designed for divers who want the support of a backpack-style harness for better weight-load distribution yet wish to dive with a hard metal backplate.

Adjustable straps adapt to various exposure suits and mean easy donning and doffing. The modular design allows for customisation with various pockets and accessories.

Dive Rite Transplate Harness features

  • Shoulder pads constructed of 1000 denier ballistic nylon fabric for tear and abrasion resistance.
  • 5cm nylon webbing rated at 7,000 lbs breaking strength forms the shoulder and waist straps.
  • D-rings on shoulder straps are slightly bent for improved access, and placement can be adjusted.
  • Size Medium has only one D-ring per shoulder strap due to space limitations.
  • Two waist D-rings, XT chest plates, belt buckle, cam strap buckles, and side plates.
  • Shoulder straps feature pivot rings at chest level for comfort, fit, and load distribution.
  • Acetyl resin-engineered plastic quick-release buckles on shoulders for easy doff and don.
  • 2.5cm nylon webbing rated at 2,200 lbs breaking strength and a Delrin 2.5cm quick release buckle are used for a chest strap.
  • Marine-grade stainless steel base plates allow for proper placement of shoulder straps. Plates can be moved forward or backwards on the waist strap.
  • Weights: M 1.10kg, L and XL 1.16kg, 2XL 1.36kg
SKU: T3500-M