Tec Sidemount Diver
Take the Tec Sidemount Diver course with The Dive Shop
If you've looked into technical diving, you realize that tec divers always wear more than one tank. Sidemount is an increasingly popular way to configure multiple cylinders for technical diving. You can enter the world of tec diving with the Tec Sidemount Diver course and apply what you learn to other TecRec courses. Your instructor may offer to integrate this course with the Tec 40, Tec 45 or Tec 50 courses.
To enroll in the Tec 40 course, you must:
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply. For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the The Dive Shop Team members.
You'll learn to
You’ll learn about the advantages of diving with a sidemount configuration and how to set up a tec sidemount harness. You’ll get hands-on training during one confined water session and four open water dives where you’ll start with two tanks and add at least two more, maybe even getting to six sidemounted cylinders.
The Scuba Gear You'll Use
You'll start with your basic scuba diving equipment and add technical diving equipment which essentially means You'll begin to double up on gear. You may dive with backmounted or sidemounted cylinders. Your PADI Tec Instructor may have you dive with EANx for additional conservatism.
The Learning Materials You'll Need
You'll use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to
The Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes a PADI Tec Deep Diver Manual, which you can start reading right away. You can also get an Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video, which is a great tool to help you practice skills between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through your Tec 50 courses.