Become a PADI Sidemount Diver


Along with learning about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration, during one confined water and three open water scuba dives you will learn how to:

  • Properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment

  • Trim your weight system and sidemount gear for balance in the water

  • Manage gas by switching second stages as planned, if wearing two cylinders.

  • Respond correctly to potential problems when sidemount diving



​You will need to bring all your scuba equipment. We can help supply any accessories you do not have as well as hire scuba equipment for the course if required.


  • Instruction

  • PADI Sidemount Diver Certification

  • 1 Pool dive & 3 open water dives

  • Air fills for the course

  • 1 Night accommodation on the coast


This course can be done all year round as we run it at request during one of our Open water courses.

Once purchased we will arrange to have your PADI manual sent to you and also contact you to book a time to complete the practical session of the course and answer any questions you may have.


PADI Sidemount Diver

Sidemount diving has been around for decades in the cave diving world, but only in fairly recent times has moved across into to mainstream scuba diving.


Having scuba tanks on your back is not a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy and ease of mounting cylinders on their sides.


Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip on, and go. A great way of diving for those with back problems or are smaller in stature.


About Us

We strive to provide quality

diving products, expert advice,

and above all, qualified

professional instructors to

ensure your safety during each

and every dive.


Southern Tasmanian Divers

6/38 Mertonvale Circuit Kingston TAS 7050

(03) 6229 1020  |  sales.south@tasdivers.com.au

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Hobart & Launceston Stores

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
​​Saturday: 9am - 1pm

Go Dive Launceston

69a Canning Street Launceston TAS 7250

(03) 6331 6608  |  sales.north@tasdivers.com.au

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