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
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.