PADI Side-Mount Diver Speciality
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.
What Will You Learn?
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.
If you’re a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 15 years old, you can enroll in a PADI Sidemount Diver course.
Similar to many PADI courses, the PADI Side-Mount Diver Specialty course is a self-study course.
You'll receive quality training materials from PADI, specifically designed to teach you what you need to know.
Classroom sessions with a qualified PADI Instructor will ensure that you fully understand the information.
Confined Water Dives
You'll make 1 Confined Water dive with your PADI Instructor to practice the new skills.
Open Water Dives
There are 3 Open Water qualifying dives, usually completed over 1 day.
Confined Water Dive skills assessment
PADI certification fee
Full equipment hire including drysuit
We offer flexible course timetabling to meet your schedule and work with small groups to ensure personal tuition at all times.
How Much Does It Cost?
You can add a £10 donation to the PADI Project Aware charity and receive a special decorative Project Aware cert card - please ask for details.
Call 01603 485000 or click the 'Contact Us' button to find out about dates and availability.