TDI ADVANCED SIDEMOUNT
The TDI Advanced Sidemount Diver Course, available in Phuket Thailand and written by Ben Reymenants, offers the same benefits as the TDI Sidemount Diver course but gives you the opportunity to dive with 4+ cylinders for extended dive times.
The Advanced 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 can combine what you learn in the Tec Sidemount Diver course with other open-circuit tech courses that you take, or certifications you’ve already earned, to take advantage of sidemount’s cylinder configuration and handling advantages.
This course is recommended for Technical Divers that are Sidemount certified to become cave divers or Advanced Nitrox Divers that would like to do their Extended Range or Trimix 60 course on Sidemount.
Student Prerequisites TDI Advanced Sidemount Course:
|Minimum age:||18 years|
|Min certification/diver level:||Be certified as a TDI Sidemount diver or equivalent|
|Min amount of dives:||Have 100 logged dives of which a min of 25 Sidemount dives|
|Course Duration:||3 days and a min of 6 dives|
|Prerogatives:||After completing the Advanced Sidemount course, the successful candidate can engage in Sidemount diving using a 4-6 tanks in sidemount set-up.|
|Certification available through:||TDI|
|Combination of courses:||Extended Range, Trimix 60 or Trimix 100|
|What Can I do next:||Decompression Procedures, Tec 45|
Sidemount Course Schedule
|1||ALL TDI AND PADI SIDEMOUNT COURSES||AM: THEORY|
|1 POOL DIVE||N/A|
|2||ALL TDI AND PADI SIDEMOUNT COURSES||AM & PM BOAT DIVING||3||MAX 30 MTRS|
|3||TEC / ADVANCED SIDEMOUNT||AM & PM BOAT DIVING||3||MAX 40 MTRS|
|EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS ALL COURSES|
|Primary and secondary regulators (for back gas or Sidemount set-up)||Two stage/decompression regulators|
|Mask + Back-up mask||BCD (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||Knife/cutting device and backup|
|Two inflatable signal tubes||Reel and spool|
|Slate and backup slate||Compass|
|Torch and Back-up torches (Trimix Diving, Wreck diving and cave diving courses)||Hood - for Cave, Deep and Wreck Diving|