PADI Sidemount Diver

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A sidemount configuration (scuba tanks alongside of the diver) offers more flexibility and better steamlining options. Learn about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration.

Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go.

What you 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’ll learn how to properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment. Trim your weight system and sidemount gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water. Manage gas by switching second stages as planned, if wearing two cylinders. Respond correctly to potential problems when sidemount diving.

What is included: 

  • Sidemount regulators, wing and cylinders.
  • Supervision by a PADI professional instructor
  • All Course Materials
  • Pool hire
  • Air Fills
  • Certification Card
  • Refreshments during classroom based learning.

The cost:


To book on this course you must be PADI Open Water or above who are at least 10 years old. Be in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water. See our medical form here.