PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty

The PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course teaches you how to configure and use one or two cylinders mounted at your sides instead of on your back. Experience a different way to streamline in the water, reduce lower back strain and take advantage of the increased gas supply for longer dives.

Sidemount diving is configuring the diver’s cylinders under the diver’s arms, rather than on the back. This configuration is well suited to a lot of different environments and implies excellent advantages for divers with limited mobility that prefer sidemount over wearing back mounted cylinders. Sidemount is also popular for cave diving and single cylinders are easier to haul when divers must carry gear through rough terrain to the water’s edge.

The benefits of sidemount diving include:

  • Adjust-ability: enhance your streamlining and body position while better controlling environmental contact.
  • Access: easy access to the regulator first stage(s) and tank valve(s) which are positioned in front of you instead of behind you.
  • Back relief: by mounting cylinder(s) on their sides.
  • Maximize time: a comfortable option to increase air supply and maximize bottom time; especially when using enriched air.
  • Redundant gas supply and delivery system: handle a low or out-of-gas problem by switching to the second cylinder; handle a regulator failure by switching to the second regulator.

To join this PADI Sidemount diver Course you must be at least the following.

  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • 15 years of age
  • Good Health
  • Completed Medical Statement (this can also be done when you arrive but if a yes is present then we will need to see a doctor before we can continue the course, this will incur an extra charge of 100,000Rp. Download from here.

The course will involve the following

  • Classroom and Pool Session
  • 3 Open water Dives
  • 2 Days
  • Completed Knowledge reviews.
  • Benefits of Sidemount
  • Basic Sidemount Confi guration
  • Diving Sidemount
  • Sidemount Problems

The dive sites for this course will depend on the conditions available, and will be determined on the day,

These sites may include:

The following is included with this course.

  • All Padi Materials and certification
  • All Diving equipment
  • Pickup/Dropoff for selected areas only (please check FAQ for more information)
  • Lunch and bottled water
  • All other transportation during your course
  • And of course an awesome instructor.

What's Included PADI Sidemount Diver Course