If you’ve looked into technical diving, you realize that tec divers always wear more than one tank. Sidemount is an increasingly popular way to configure multiple cylinders for technical diving. You can enter the world of tec diving with the Tec Sidemount Diver course and apply what you learn to other TecRec courses. Your instructor may offer to integrate this course with the Tec 40, Tec 45, or Tec 50 courses.
If you’re a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives, you qualify to enroll in a Tec Sidemount Diver course. It’s recommended that you also have a PADI Enriched Air Diver certification.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Sidemount Instructor.
You will learn the advantages of diving with a sidemount configuration and how to set up a tec sidemount harness, you will get hands on training with one confined water session and 4 open water dives to a maximum depth of 30m getting used to the equipment. If you are already tec certified and want to go sidemount then several sections need not apply ask us about training from whatever tec certification and experience you already have.