Sidemounted Scuba setup is an integral part of technical diving. This course introduces you to the setup techniques that you will use on every Tec dive.
Find out what it's all about and try our Tec equipment in a pool TecRec Session.
Intro to technical diving that provides a transition from rec to tec.
Wearing full tec kit of doubles (either sidemount or backmount) plus a decompression cylinder.
Using sidemount instead of backmounted equipment offers a unique method of buoyancy control resulting in a more streamlined profile, reducing drag and making moving through the water much easier. Plus, as sidemount equipment is custom fitted to each diver, sidmount also offers a greater comfort level, all of which can help divers to improve air usage during dives.
Sidemount configuration also provides Increased air safety with complete control over your own airsupply, with easier access to your cylinder valves, first stages and alternate air sources should a problem arise.
Learning to use the sidemount method also prepares you for advanced types of diving such as wreck penetration, technical and cave diving.
The Sidemount Diver certification includes a theory training session followed by pool training and culminationg in three dives to gain certification. During the course you will learn;
Once you become an Sidemount diver you will be able to dive at more challenging and deeper dive sites beyond the level of Basic Open Water Divers. You'll also be more experienced, more professional, feel more comfortable in the water and enjoy diving more because you better understand the skills and environment.
To sign up for the PADI Sidemount Diver Course you need to have a basic scuba diver certification from any recognized diver training agency, PADI, SSI, BSAC or many others.
Plus! You can easily combine sidemount diving with any other PADI Specialty you take. Contact Aqua Vision to sign up for the PADI Sidemount course today!