SIDEMOUNT DIVER

The PADI Sidemount Diver course is available in Phuket, Thailand. This course lets you find a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the PADI Sidemount course. PADI Sidemount diving Course offers:

  • an alternative way to streamline in the water
  • easier equipment transportation when topside
  • reduced lower back strain
  • provides redundant gas supply
  • ability to monitor all equipment because it’s in front of you
  • increased gas supply for longer dives

Because you are able to move the cylinder from your back to your side, it instantly takes the pressure off your back and gives you more flexibility to move and enjoy your dive.  Plus, you don’t have to walk to the dive site with the cylinders on your back. You can enter the water and clip them on and go.

Sidemount is great for cave divers and for divers that would like to extend their dive time. If you are a Nitrox diver and you are a Sidemount diver, thus diving with two S80’s or 12 litre tanks, imagine the time you can spend on a depth of lets say 20 meters on that great wreck, in that amazing cave or on the amazing reefs.


Student prerequisites PADI Sidemount Course:

PADI SIDEMOUNT
 
Minimum age: 15 years
Min certification/diver level: Open Water Diver or equivalent
Min amount of dives: Have logged 20 or more dives
Course Duration: 2 days and consists of half a day of theory and two days of diving with a total of 4 dives.
 
System: Sidemount
Certification available through: PADI
Combination of courses: Solo and Sidemount or Wreck and Sidemount
What Can I do next: Tec Sidemount

 


Sidemount Course Schedule

DAYCOURSEACTIVITYDIVESDEPTH
1ALL TDI AND PADI SIDEMOUNT COURSESAM: THEORY
PM: POOL
1 POOL DIVEN/A
2ALL TDI AND PADI SIDEMOUNT COURSESAM & PM BOAT DIVING2-3MAX 30 MTRS
3TEC / ADVANCED SIDEMOUNT AM & PM BOAT DIVING2-3MAX 40 MTRS
4TEC / ADVANCED SIDEMOUNT AM & PM BOAT DIVING2-3MAX 40 MTRS
PADI SIDE MOUNT DIVER
PADI SIDE MOUNT DIVER COURSE
PADI SIDEMOUNT COURSE
NEXT IS THE PADI TEC SIDEMOUNT COURSE
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS ALL COURSES
Primary and secondary regulators (for back gas or Sidemount set-up)Two stage/decompression regulators
Mask + Back-up maskBCD (wing) and harness or Sidemount Wing (with a min lift of 40 pounds)
Depth gauge/computer Timing device and backup timing device
Appropriate exposure suitKnife/cutting device and backup
Two inflatable signal tubesReel and spool
Slate and backup slateCompass
Torch and Back-up torches (Trimix Diving, Wreck diving and cave diving courses)Hood - for Cave, Deep and Wreck Diving