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$795

Streamlined

Become a PADI Sidemount Diver

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

​You will need to bring all your scuba equipment. As you progress further into your diving career, it is recommended that you have your own equipment.

  • Sidemount BCD

  • Sidemount Regulators

  • Computer

  • DSMB & Reel

  • Mask, fins, boots

  • Dive suit

For students on the course: in-store specials and discounts are available for gear purchases.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • PADI Digital eLearning

  • Instruction

  • PADI Sidemount Diver Certification

  • 1 Pool dive & 3 open water shore dives

  • Air fills & cylinders for the course

HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?

  • Pool session: approximately 10am - 3pm on Friday

  • Ocean dives: 2 x shore dives in Waubs Bay, Bicheno on Saturday. Meeting at 10am and finishing approximately at 3pm

  • Ocean dives: 1 x shore dives in Waubs Bay, Bicheno on Sunday. Meeting at 10am and finishing approximately at 12pm

Once purchased we will arrange to have your eLearning 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.

We also have a maximum of two students per instructor for our sidemount courses so you can be assured you will get plenty of attention from our instructor.

SPECIALTY TRAINING

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.

COURSE CODE: SMCOURSE

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