PADI Sidemount Diver
Sidemount diving has been around for decades in the cave diving world but only in fairly recent times has moved across into to mainstream scuba diving. Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy and ease of mounting cylinders on their sides. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. A great way of diving for those with back problems or are smaller in stature
What you will learn
Along with learning about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration, during one confined water and three open water scuba dives you’ll learn how to:
- 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, if wearing two cylinders.
- Respond correctly to potential problems when sidemount diving
What you will need
You will need to bring all your scuba equipment. We can help supply any accessories you do not have as well as hire scuba equipment for the course if required.
- PADI Sidemount Diver Certification.
- 1 x Pool dive and 3 x Open water dives.
- Air fills for the course.
- Nights accommodation on the coast.
This course can be done all year round as we run it at request during one of our Open water courses.
Once purchased we will arrange to have your PADI manual sent to you and also contact you to book a time to complete the practical session of the course and answer any questions you my have.