SIDEMOUNT DIVING COURSES

Diving with a sidemount configuration is truly something new for the world of recreational diving, gliding through the water in a way reminiscent of apnea diving, with greater freedom of movement, less stress on the back, and less risk of regulator failure.

 

The origin of this configuration is cave diving. Cave explorers worked to invent a system that would allow them to avoid back-mounted tanks and more easily negotiate tight passages.

This technique has become widely used in the last ten years, first for cave diving and now for recreational ocean diving. Sidemount configurations are no longer limited to underwater cave explorers, but are now used by many people wanting to try a different way of diving.

 

The sidemount configuration can be used with one tank, or up to six for cave exploration. Those wishing to advance from recreational diving to double-tank technical diving will find the transition very easy and less costly in terms of equipment, since the same sidemount system can be used for dives from 20 to 60 meters or more.

Link  : Basic Technical Diving Courses

Link : Basic Cave Diving Course

SDI SIDEMOUNT DIVER

 

The SDI Sidemount Diver course provides the foundation for diving with a lateral (sidemount) single-bottle configuration. In this course we cover the history of sidemount diving, the advantages, the different sidemount systems, equipment configuration (harness, regulator, tanks), propulsion techniques, individual demonstrations (six basic exercises), valve drill, air sharing, management of failed equipment, sidemount rescue techniques, air management, dive planning, and using a surface marker buoy.

Prerequisites:

- At least : 15 (with parental consent) - 18 years of age.

- Minimum certification : Open Water.

- At least 10 logged dives.

- Required equipment : Sidemount.

 

Course length : 3 days minimum. 

Price :  750 USD

TDI SIDEMOUNT DIVER

 

The SDI Sidemount Diver course provides the foundation for diving with a lateral (sidemount) with bottle configuration. In this course we cover the history of sidemount diving, the advantages, the different sidemount systems, equipment configuration (harness, regulator, tanks), propulsion techniques, individual demonstrations (six basic exercises), valve drill, air sharing, management of failed equipment, sidemount rescue techniques, air management, dive planning, and using a surface marker buoy.

In this course you will be asked a high level of mastery because afterwards you could integrate an advanced technical diver course.

Before registering for this course you must have a perfect command of your water balance. In the opposite case contact us to follow a buoyancy pre-training course

Prerequisites:

- At least : 18 years of age.

- Minimum certification : Open Water.

- At least 25 logged dives.

- Required equipment : Sidemount.

 

Course length : 4 days minimum. 

Price :  1000 USD

Please note :

Prices include transportation from the dive center to the dive site and back, rental of cylinders and Air or Nitrox 32%, the necessary ballast. The entrance to the Cenotes.

Prices do not include personal diving equipment, online course or manual (ask for the price), certification  40 USD, extra day 250 USD.