Sidemount diving is not a new concept, but its application has spread from cave diving to open water recreational and technical diving. Sidemount diving presents divers with a different approach to equipment configuration, and a new set of skills to master.

The philosophy of this course is to provide an introduction to the use, benefits and proper configuration of sidemount equipment for recreational diving, with an emphasis on safety.

The goal of this course is to provide a systematic, methodical, approach to recreational sidemount diving, showing how to apply the skills developed using conventional backmounted equipment. Once certified, student divers will be able to use sidemount equipment comfortably for no-stop recreational dives in similar or better conditions than those encountered during training.


Sidemount Diving Offers:

  1. An alternative way to streamline in the water
  2. Easier equipment transportation
  3. Reduced lower back strain
  4. Provides redundant gas supply
  5. Ability to monitor all equipment because it’s in front of you
  6. Increased gas supply for longer dives

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 and clip them on and go.


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