PADI SIDEMOUNT DIVER SPECIALTY COURSE KOH TAO

Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options.

Experience a whole new way to dive!

The PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course teaches you how to configure and use one or two cylinders mounted at your sides instead of on your back.

Sidemount diving gives you flexibility, better balance and streamlining options.

The first step if you plan on getting into technical diving in the future

Padi Sidemount Diver 

Specialty course

Having scuba tanks on your back is not a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides.

The PADI Sidemount Diver Course teaches you how to configure and use one or two cylinders mounted at your sides instead of on your back.

Maximise your streamline in the water, reduce lower back strain and take advantage of the increased gas supply for longer dives.

Sidemount diving is configuring the diver’s cylinders under the diver’s arms, instead of on the back.

This configuration was designed for cave diving and single cylinders because they are easier to haul in situations when divers must carry dive gear through rough terrain to the water’s edge.

Our experienced team conduct all Sidemount Diver courses in small groups. This ensures each student progresses at their own pace, receives lots of attention and is relaxed throughout their training as they build the confidence & competence necessary to be certified as a PADI Sidemount diver.

YOUR PADI SIDEMOUNT DIVER SPECIALTY COURSE

You don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. 

Depending on your personal schedule we will adjust the program for you and move elements of your personal course to accommodate for your holiday plans, but in general, these are the parts of your training:

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Part 1: Knowledge Development

You will meet your Sidemount Instructor in the morning and complete self study and knowledge assessment in preparation for your diving.

Part 2: Confined Session

Your instructor will guide you through the different set up of Sidemount equipment, and you will enter the pool practice side mount diving in a safe and comfortable environment.

Part 3: Open Water Sessions

Over 3 dives (usually 2 days) you will complete all the skills that you have learned in your knowledge development and confined pool session in the open ocean including:

  • Properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment.
  • Trim your weight system and sidemount gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
  • Manage gas by switching second stages as planned, if wearing two cylinders.
  • Respond correctly to potential problems when sidemount diving.

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How it works …

To give you an idea of what your course will look like,

here’s an example schedule:

Day 1

PADI SIDEMOUNT DIVER SPECIALTY COURSE

Day 1 - Full Day

Orientation & Knowledge Development

Confined water session

– Lunch –

Open water Dives 1 & 2

Day 2

PADI SIDEMOUNT DIVER SPECIALTY COURSE

Day 2 - Full Day

Knowledge Development

– Lunch –

Open Water Dive 3

+additional extra fun dive

Certification

However, it’s not all set in stone and you can just book your private course or contact us to request a different schedule that fits you!

COURSE PREREQUISITES:
PADI SIDEMOUNT DIVER SPECIALTY COURSE

TO BECOME A PADI SIDEMOUNT DIVER, YOU WILL HAVE TO FULFIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

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Minimum Age

If you are at least 15 years old, you can enrol in a PADI Sidemount Diver course.

Minimum Certification
To become a PADI Sidemount Specialty Diver you will have to hold a certification as a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent from another certification agency).
Medical Statement
You need to be medically fit for diving. You will find the Medical Statement for Scuba Diving here to download. If in doubt, please check with your physician or ask us before booking your dive experience with us.
Insurance

To comply with our dive insurance requirements, you will need to have proof (logbook etc.) of a dive within the last 6 months otherwise you will need to take part in our Crystal Dive Scuba Review before taking part in the course to receive our insurance cover.

PADI SIDEMOUNT DIVER SPECIALTY COURSE

– What’s included?

Our Padi Sidemount Diver Specialty diver course package includes:

  • PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course (max. 4 students per Instructor)
  • Personal set of scuba equipment throughout your stay
  • FREE use of Dive Computer
  • Personal PADI Sidemount-Manual & PADI Certification
  • Crystal Dive Logbook & T-Shirt
  • Multilingual personal Instructor
  • Boat trips & refreshments for your dives
  • Dive Insurance for your dives with us (30 days)
  • SHA+ Recognition (Read more about the valid Covid-Rules)
  • Free Accommodation throughout your course (2 nights)
  • 10 % Discount on additional diver level courses & dive equipment purchases with us

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The PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course at Crystal Dive Koh Tao will allow you to streamline yourself on your dives and gain the best trim.

In the PADI Sidemount Diver Course you will learn how to prepare a rig, enter the water without heavy tanks on your back and use perfect buoyancy control that tanks on your side offer.

Relax even more on your dives and become a PADI Sidemount Diver!

฿10,800

The PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty will help you to streamline yourself and have perfect trim on your dives. As well you don't need to walk around with heavy tanks on your back, but simply click them on in the water.

To become a PADI Sidemount Diver you will have to be a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent) and be at least 15 years of age.

PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty