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Sidemount Diver Course

Experience Diving With Tanks On Your Side, More Bottom Time, and New Gas Management Skills 

Course Objective:

Teach students how to use, benefit and properly configure sidemount equipment for recreational diving with the emphasis on safety.


  • 15 years of age

  • Must be a certified PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent

  • Complete the DIVER MEDICAL - Participant Questionnaire. Read the form carefully. If you are able to answer "YES" to any of the questions, a Physician must SIGN OFF and give APPROVAL for you to participate in diving activities.

What is Involved?

  • ​Knowledge Development (classroom)

  • (1) -Confined Water (pool) Dive

  • (3) -Open Water Dives

Required Course Materials:

  • PADI Sidemount Diver Manual

Required Equipment:

  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel, & Booties

  • Sidemount BCD with weight system

  • 2 independent regulator systems (one with 7' LP Reg Hose, & SPG; one with 36" LP Reg Hose, LPQD Hose, & SPG)

  • 2 cylinders with stage kits and hose retainers (1 with left handed modular valve; 1 with right handed modular valve recommended)

  • Dive computer

  • Weights

How Many Students In The Course?

Our courses are smaller, allowing us to focus on your every need, as you become a certified PADI Sidemount Diver. We enroll an average of 3 students per instructor.  Many of our courses are PRIVATE, with 1 on 1 Instruction.

How Long Is The Course? 

The PADI Sidemount Diver course is performance based. This means we have no time limit on any of our courses. We will work with any student until they are 100% comfortable with the skills involved. You will leave our class feeling confident and ready to take on your next diving adventure. For scheduling purposes, the PADI Sidemount Diver Certification Course averages (2) days long.​

No Hidden Fees: 

​​​This course includes rental equipment, additional air fills, course materials, and certification fees. 

Continuing From Here:

After completing Sidemount Diver Course the next step is the Deep or Tec 40 Certification


PADI Sidemount Diver Course -- $500
​​Includes: Course Materials, Rental Equipment, Additional Air Fills, Course Tuition & Certification Fee

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