PADI Sidemount Diver

Sidemount diving is certainly the "new" way of diving. A diving specialty with ever increasing number of divers who fell in love with the agility and adaptability of sidemount configuration. Although origins of sidemount diving are rooted with cave diving, the benefits of this versatile diving configuration did not take long for general diving community to discover. So enter the Sidemount diving!

This course will teach you how to dive in recreational sidemount set up, meaning up to two tanks. If you are targeting technical sidemount diving, then this course is a fantastic baseline before you engage in technical aspects of sidemount diving, which means handling more than two tanks. This instructor actually insists and recommends starting with recreational sidemount diving first, especially when diving in cold water. This PADI specialty course intended for divers who want to:

  • Improve buoyancy control, kicking techniques and trim (please note, additional courses such as Peak Performance Boyancy might be required to be able to meet performance requirements for this course)
  • Extend bottom times (within recreational NDLs)
  • Facilitate water entry/exit procedures
  • Improve diving safety by introducing redundancy

To enroll in this course:

Once payment has been made, you will receive an email with a link to your eLearning material.  Studying online offers amazing flexibility as you study at your own pace and use interactive platform developed by PADI.  Please commit 4-8 hours for Sidemount Specialty eLearning.  eLearning must be completed before we engage in Open Water dives.  Instructor will support you during eLearning if required.

Included in the course's price:

  • PADI Sidemount eLearning
  • Instructor's support during your eLearning
  • One pool session
  • Three open water dives and continuing support after certification (ask me how to become an active member of our dive group)
  • Instructor's support for equipment selection and purchase (it is highly recommended to learn with your own equipment.  Configuring your sidemount equipment for optimum trim is a big part of the course.  Competitive pricing on xDeep Stealth 2.0 Tec can be arranged)
  • Individual, methodical and patient approach while emphasizing on safety and fun 

NOT included in the course's price:

  • BCD
  • Regulator Sets
  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Weights
  • Wetsuit/Drysuit
  • Tanks with air

We can arrange gear and tank rental.  Please consider purchasing accessories via

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