sidemount diver

PADI TEC Sidemount Diver level

The PADI Tec Sidemount Course is available in Phuket Thailand. This Tec Sidemount Course offers the same benefits as the PADI Sidemount Diver course but gives you the opportunity to dive with 2+ cylinders for extended dive times.

Tec Sidemount Skills:

Stage rigging, breathing hose management, staging bottles/cylinders on and off the diver, Air sharing and finning techniques are a few of the skills covered during this course.

The Tec Sidemount Diver course is a great way to get started into technical diving because the skills you learn in this course will train you to handle multiple cylinders on a single dive.

You’ll learn about the advantages of diving with a sidemount configuration and how to set up a tec sidemount harness. You’ll get hands-on training during one confined water session and four open water dives where you’ll start with two tanks and add at least two more, maybe even getting to six sidemounted cylinders.

You can combine what you learn in the Tec Sidemount Diver course with other open-circuit tec courses that you take, or certifications you’ve already earned, to take advantage of sidemount’s cylinder configuration and handling advantages.

Student Prerequisites PADI Tec Sidemount Course:

Minimum age:18 years
Min certification/diver level:PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
Min amount of dives:Have logged 30 or more dives
Course Duration:This course is run over 4 days and consists of half a day of theory and two days of diving with a total of 6 dives.
System:Sidemount with up to 4 Cylinders
Certification available through:PADI
Combination of courses:Tec SM and Advanced Nitrox tec 45
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 suit 3mm or 5mm Knife/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
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