Take the PADI Sidemount Diver course with The Dive Shop

Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. Sound interesting? Sign up for the PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course.

PADI Sidemount Diver

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

Because you are able to move the cylinder from your back to your side, it instantly takes the pressure off of your back and gives you more flexibility to move and enjoy your dive. Plus, you don’t have to walk to the dive site with the cylinders on your back. You can enter the water and clip them on and go.

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • At least 15 years old

You can easily combine sidemount diving with any other PADI Specialty you have take. Contact THE DIVE SHOP to sign up for the PADI Sidemount course today!

What You Learn

PADI Sidemount Diver

Along with learning about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration, during one confined water and three open water scuba dives you’ll learn how to:

  • 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.

What gear do you need

You’ll want to use your own mask, fins, snorkel and exposure suit. Your PADI Instructor will explain the sidemount equipment you’ll need, such as a BCD and harness configured for sidemount diving along with cylinders, each with a regulator and SPG.

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    Start Date Course Type Location Places Available   Price    
23 Jul 2024 Sidemount Lake Chaparral, Pool 2 CA$ 349.00

Pool & Class
Tue 23 Jul 2024
06:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Open Water 1
Wed 24 Jul 2024
04:00 PM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Chaparral
Open Water 2
Wed 24 Jul 2024
04:00 PM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Chaparral
Open Water 3
Wed 24 Jul 2024
04:00 PM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Chaparral

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08 Aug 2024 Sidemount Pool, Waterton 3 CA$ 349.00

Pool & Class
Thu 08 Aug 2024
06:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Open Water 1
Sat 10 Aug 2024
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Waterton
Open Water 2
Sat 10 Aug 2024
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Waterton
Open Water 3
Sat 10 Aug 2024
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Waterton

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