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SIDEMOUNT DIVER Redundancy has many benefits

The PADI Sidemount Diver Course

Find a different way to configure your cylinders with the PADI Sidemount Diver course.


The Fun Part

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, clip them on and go.


What You Learn

  • How to streamline in the water
  • Equipment transportation when topside
  • Benefits of redundant gas supply
  • Ability to monitor all equipment because it’s in front of you
  • Increased gas supply management

You put this information into practice during one confined and at least three open water dives.


Prerequisites

  • PADI Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years or older


The Scuba Gear You Use

You use your mask, fins, and dive computer.  You will be introduced to a BCD, regulators, SPGs, and accessories specifc to the sidemount configuration.


Your Next Adventure

You can easily combine sidemount diving with any other PADI Specialty you want to take. If technical diving is something that interests you, check out the Discover Tec Diving experience.