Sidemount Diver

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 a Sidemount Diver Course. CONTACT US

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Sidemount Diver Course

During the Sidemount Diver Course, you will learn about the benefits of diving with tanks mounted on the side instead of your back. During one confined water session and three open water scuba dives you’ll learn:

  • 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.

Single Tank Sidemount

Cenote Angelita

Casa Cenote

Open Water Sidemount Diver

Jelly Fish and Sidemount Diver

Sidemount Diving

Don’t spend your vacation time studying. Get your Sidemount Diver Manual and start studying as soon as possible. By going through your student manual, you will be better prepared to start your sidemount diver course. Once here we will concentrate on the proper setup and use of the Sidemount diving gear.

Also, if technical diving interests you, chapters two and three of your manual apply to the Tec Sidemount Diver course.

Sidemount Diving Gear

We recommend doing your Sidemount Diver Course using your personal harness. This way we can help you adjust it during the course for maximum performance and comfort. If you want to try the Razor Sidemount System, we have them available for rent. Ask as about our training+gear packages.

After the Sidemount Diver Course…

To get the most out of Sidemount Diving, now that you have twice the amount of gas, why not extend your bottom time by breathing the right mix of Enriched Air Nitrox. Even better, learn how to switch gases underwater for even longer No Decompression dives by taking the PADI Tec 40 Diver course.

We also offer PADI specialty courses, PADI Tec Sidemount, TDI/SDI Recreational, Technical, and Cave Sidemount. We are also proud to offer Razor Sidemount courses designed specifically for your harness. Razor Basic Sidemount and Cave Sidemount Courses by official Razor Cave Sidemount Instructor, Camilo Garcia.