A sidemount configuration offers more flexibility and better steamlining options. Learn about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration.
The PADI Sidemount specialty course consists of the following:
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 is in front
Increased gas supply for longer dives
Minimum Open Water Dives: 3
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.
Course available as one on one, families, or small groups on request
15 years old at time of course.
Dive quality mask, snorkel & boots.
All rental gear, tanks, wetsuit, BCD, regulator & dive computer.
Educational material, all instruction.
Certification card processing.
Sidemount Rig rental.