Sidemount diving is becoming increasingly popular in the mainstream dive community. As an alternative to the traditional back mount twin tanks, you can dive with redundant gas supply strapped to the side of your body. Sidemount diving has a number of benefits for the recreational diver and technical/cave diver – if you have any back problems you have the ease of carrying the tanks to and from dive site, it gives you double the gas supply, it’s great for travel as not all places have twin tanks available for hire and helps with streamlining your profile in the water.
The Sidemount course is an entry level pathway suitable for anyone with an Open Water Certification or above. The Sidemount course covers proper rigging of cylinders, correct regulator configurations, proper weighting and a skill set for dealing with emergencies whilst having tanks at your side. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options.
One evening of theory and gear configuration
PADI Open Water certification (or equivalent rating with another training agency)
Includes: PADI Sidemount Diver manual and knowledge development session, set up and management, four open water dives, tanks and weights. PADI Sidemount Diver certification upon successful completion
Additional $100 if you want to hire Sidemount Rig (BCD and regulators) for course duration.
Sidemount Rig – BCD and regulators *Available for hire for course duration*
Mask, snorkel, boots and fins
Wetsuit / drysuit, hood, gloves
Dive computer and compass
Slate and pencil
Knife or cutting tool
Want to start?
Contact Ocean Divers at email@example.com or call 9579 2600
A $150.00 deposit is required.
You will receive your PADI Sidemount manual, you required to complete the independent study, and fill out the knowledge reviews prior to the first session of the course.
Terms & Conditions
This course is subject to Ocean Divers’ normal Terms & Conditions. By enrolling in this course, you agree to accept all terms and conditions.
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