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.
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.
Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask us about earning credit.
How can you start learning now?
Visit us to enroll in the
course and get your PADI Sidemount Diver and Tec Sidemount Diver Manual.
You can read chapter one before meeting with our instructors to review key points.
By studying ahead, you’ll be better prepared to start using your sidemount gear.
If technical diving is something you want to do, chapters two and three of your manual apply to the Tec Sidemount Diver course.