Sidemount Diver

The sidemount course is an entry level pathway suitable for anyone with an Open Water Certification or above. Many divers take the view that sidemount diving is just slinging on cylinders and going for a swim. This is very much not the case. Sidemount diving requires proper rigging of cylinders, correct regulator configurations, proper weighting and a skill set for dealing with emergencies and dealing with having tanks at your side. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back.

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water certification.

Cost: $395.00 includes
Knowledge Development Clas
sroom session.
One conf
ined water and three open water dives.
Tanks and Weights.

  PADI Sidemount Diver certification upon successful completion. 



Mask, Snorkel, Boots, Fins
Exposure Suit
Sidemount Rig - Equipment available for hire.

Course Content:

 1 day theory including equipment setup & management.
 4 dives over 2 days.

Knowledge Development session covering:

  •  Planning, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards involved in open water sidemount diving.

Open Water Dives teach you:

  • Properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment.
  • Trim your weight system and sidemount gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
  • Manage gas by switching second stages as planned.
  • Respond correctly to potential problems when sidemount diving.

Want to start? A $150.00 deposit is required upon booking.


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