IST Dolphin Tech Backplate

IST Dolphin Tech Backplate

Sale price£90.00

Both aluminium and stainless steel IST Dolphin Tech Backplates have pre-bent anatomical lower corners. The backplates are individually press-formed with all edges de-burred.

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Dispatched in 1 to 2 days

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 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


Both aluminium and stainless steel IST Dolphin Tech Backplates have pre-bent anatomical lower corners. The backplates are individually press-formed with all edges de-burred

Dolphin Tech Backplate has 5cm slots for the harness and crotch strap and ten perimeter holes for attaching additional equipment such as stage bottles and canister torch.

The lightweight aluminium IST Dolphin Tech Backplate is ideal for travelling or wetsuit diving, whilst the heavier steel works better for drysuit divers.

Aluminium IST Backplate

  • Material: 6061 aluminium
  • Weight: 0.8kg
  • Mounting hole distance: 11”

Stainless Steel Backplate

  • Material: 304 stainless steel
  • Weight: 2.25kg
  • Mounting hole distance: 11”