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Sidemount Specialty

Sidemount Diver

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 benefits and proper configuration of sidemount equipment for recreational diving. During the course we will focus on planing, prepapation, basic sidemoutn skills and problem solving.

Course includes instructor led presentations to develop theory knowledge, practical application and training dives. There are one to two confined sessions and three open water dives.


PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent, 15 years.


2 1/2 days, 1 to 2 confined sessions, 3 open water dives.


Sidemount Specialty Instructor

If you are an experienced sidemount diver on the way to the instructor level or would just like to teach sidemount, than this is the course for you. I can provide you with all the necessary equpment during training.

The course is conducted over minimum one day and consists of independent study, classroom knowledge development and candidate presentations, along with confined and open water skill development, practice and presentations of the candidates.

As a prerequisite you should have experience from sidemount diving. If you don't we can combine user and instructor level trainng into one course and give you time to get the needed experience before we certify you as a sidemount instructor.


  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor or higher.
  • Proof of experience as a side mount diver.


1 day, knowledge development, 1 confined session and 1 open water dive.


  • Sidemount & Tec Sidemount Manual (not included in the course fee),
  • Sidemount Diver Course Specialty Instructor Guide (not included in the course fee).