The PADI Sidemount Diver Course with AQUASUB SCUBA DIVING CENTRE

A sidemount configuration (scuba tanks alongside of the diver) offers more flexibility and better steamlining options. Learn about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration.

Course Overview

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.

If you're a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 15 years old, you can enroll in a PADI Sidemount Diver course.

What You Will 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.

Prerequisites & Requirements

  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Certified Open Water Diver or above

Equipment Requirements

  • Sidemount Configuration Scuba Equipment (available for rental)
    • Two Cylinders
    • Two Regulators

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact AQUASUB SCUBA DIVING CENTER.

Paperwork:

  1. Student Enrollment Form - All students must complete the intake form
  2. Liability and Risk Acknowledgement Forms - All students must complete, print and sign the questionaire and liability releases.
  3. Medical Questionaire - If Form 2 has ANY questions you have answered YES to, you must complete form 3 and have it signed by your personal physician

Choose your next adventure!

Many shipwrecks are often found in deeper water. That’s why the PADI Deep Diver course is a natural companion to the PADI Wreck Diver course. Sometimes you can take these two specialties concurrently.

Other training to consider is the PADI Enriched Air Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the AQUASUB SCUBA DIVING CENTER Team members.

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