Tec Sidemount Diver
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Philosophy

During the Tec Sidemount Diver course you will develop the base equipment-related motor skills and underlying knowledge for the use of sidemount in technical diving. Developed for maximum flexibility, the Tec Sidemount diver course addresses a wide range of divers. On one hand it is relevant to those with neither tec nor sidemount experience who want to use sidemount as they enter tec diving as well as those who are already experienced backmount open-circuit tec divers and want to switch to sidemount and those in between.

Becoming a Tec Sidemount Diver requires you to demonstrate mastery of motor skills and procedures used in different forms of tec diving. If you're new to technical diving, you need a base understanding of what technical diving is, and the philosophies you apply as a tec diver.

Prerequisites

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent, 18 years, 30 logged dives.

Duration

4 1/2 days, knowledge development, practical applications, 1 confined session, 4 open water dives.

Materials

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

Equipment

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