A new way to dive and an increasingly popular way to configure your tanks, diving made easier and more comfortable! Feel the freedom to dive without the weight on your back!

This course teaches students how to safely configure side mounted primary cylinders as an alternative to the back mounted traditional method. If technical diving interests you, Sidemount is for you.


Who should take this course? Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy 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. Sound interesting? Sign up for the PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course.


What will you 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 scuba gear will you use? You’ll want to use your own mask, fins, snorkel and exposure suit. Your PADI Instructor will explain the Sidemount equipment you’ll need, such as a BCD and harness configuration for Sidemount diving.


Prerequisites: 15 years of age. Open Water Diver.


Duration: 3 days


Water work: 1 confined water work plus 3 ocean dives subject to instructor requirements.


Instruction Price: $6,500 MXN

  • Basic equipment included
  • Learning materials and certification fee not included in price
  • Course durations are averages and depend on diver’s ability


Certification: PADI Sidemount Specialty


If this activity is of interest to you, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any additional questions.

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