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 & Tec Sidemount Manual (not included in the course fee).


  • sidemount harness,
  • a set of sidemount regulators, adjusted for the use with the harness,
  • a set of tanks, adjusted for the use with the sidemount harness with an appropriate rigging kit.
If you do not own sidemount equipment, you can rent it from us (rental fee is not included in the course price).