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Sidemount Course

Extend Your Bottom Time!

Course Objective:

To train the diver the techniques and skills necessary for diving with multiple stage/deco bottles in sidemount configuration.​


  • 18 years of age

  • Must be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent

  • 30 logged dives​​ (10 sidemount dives)

  • 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.

Tec Sidemount Diver wearing multiple cylinders

What is Involved?

  • ​Knowledge Development (classroom)

  • (1) - Limited Open Water Dive

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

  • 2 independent stage/deco bottles (each with 1st & 2nd stages and SPG)

  • 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 Tec 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 Tec Sidemount Diver Certification Course averages (2) days long.



PADI Tec Sidemount Diver Course --- $600
​​Includes: Course Materials, Rental Equipment, Course Tuition, Additional Air Fills, & Certification Fee

Sidemount diver diving on a shipwreck
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