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:
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 per Day: $100 USD
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.