Find out if sidemount is for you...
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 & wreck diving, also single cylinders are easier to haul when divers must carry gear through rough terrain to the water’s edge.
The course can be completed in 2 days with a practical application session, 1 confined water dive and 3 open water dives