Hi all, Had a major back injury and no longer able to dive with backmount.

Just got my side mount kit together and thought this was the best forum to get advice.

I wont be doing any cave diving and wondered how my Northern Diver BCD (with it'd bottom hose connection) is going to perform in a Controlled Buoyant Lift. Do you have to use the shoulder dump valve to prevent it going pear shaped in a clear ascent?

Would really appreciate any other thoughts on regular gotchas not covered in basic conversion training.

Thanks in advance

Alan