TDI SIDEMOUNT DIVER COURSE

TDI Sidemount Diver Course available in Phuket Thailandis the perfect course for any diver wishing to use this increasingly popular equipment configuration, either as a ‘stand-alone’ course or with one of TDI’s other open-circuit specialties.  It teaches students how to safely use side-mounted primary cylinders as an alternative to the traditional back-mounted method. This course takes students through the specific techniques, planning procedures and skills that set side-mounted cylinder diving apart from the traditional back-mounted method. During the course, the TDI Instructor takes students on a minimum of three dives and covers skills such as:

    • Diving Equipment considerations
    • Gas management
    • Attaching cylinders
    • Trim and buoyancy
    • Deployment of surface marker
    • Different water 
TDI’s Sidemount Diver Specialty is a useful stand-alone course for the technical diver who wants to become more skilled and proficient with different gear configurations regardless of if he intends to use sidemount all the time.  The course may also be taught in conjunction with any of TDI’s other open-circuit specialty courses, on the condition that all prerequisites and standards applicable to both courses are fully met.

Student Prerequisites TDI Sidemount Diver Course:

Minimum age:Be a minimum age of eighteen (18)
Min certification/diver level:Open Water Diver or equivalent
Min amount of dives:Have 20 or more logged 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
Prerogatives:After completing the Sidemount course, the successful candidate can engage in Sidemount diving using a2 tank sidemount set-up.
Certification available through: TDI, RAID, SSI & PADI 
Combination of courses:Sidemount + cavern or a combo of Sidemount and Advanced Nitrox
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 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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