TDI ADVANCED SIDEMOUNT

The TDI Advanced Sidemount Diver Course, available in Phuket Thailand and written by Ben Reymenantsoffers 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
System: SIDEMOUNT
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

DAYCOURSEACTIVITYDIVESDEPTH
1ALL TDI AND PADI SIDEMOUNT COURSESAM: THEORY
PM: POOL
1 POOL DIVEN/A
2ALL TDI AND PADI SIDEMOUNT COURSESAM & PM BOAT DIVING3MAX 30 MTRS
3TEC / ADVANCED SIDEMOUNT AM & PM BOAT DIVING3MAX 40 MTRS
TDI advanced sidemount in Cave
TDI advanced Sidemount Diver Course
TDI advanced Sidemount Diver
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