PADI Sidemount Diver

Configure a new way to dive

Why dive Sidemount?

Find a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the PADI.Sidemount Diver course.

Sidemount diving offers:

  • an alternative way to streamline in the water
  • easier equipment transportation when topside
  • reduced lower back strain
  • provides redundant gas supply
  • ability to monitor all equipment because it’s in front of you
  • increased gas supply for longer dives
PADI Sidemount Specialty
PADI Sidemount Specialty
Deposit is 20%
Sidemount diving has a unique configuration that differs from standard scuba equipment. The additional equipment you will be using includes:

  • Two independent cylinders
  • Two independent first and second stage regulators both with a submersible pressure gauge
  • One second stage long hose for gas sharing
  • Harness & Buoyancy Compensator Device with appropriate power inflator (BCD/Wing)
  • Weight system that may differ to the one you use with back mount
To sign up for the PADI Sidemount Course you must:

  • be 15 years old
  • be a PADI Open  Water Diver or hold a qualifying certification from another organization
The course is conducted over 2 full days and one half day. Training includes one confined water session, 3 open water dives and one free additional open water dive.

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