The PADI Sidemount course is a suitable course for technical divers and recreational divers who are interested in utilizing the sidemount configuration, to a maximum depth of 30 M (40m with PADI Deep Specialty). With twice as much gas, and 2 separate regulators and tanks, This is a great course for videographers or divers who like to do a bit of further exploration you get 2 regulators & tanks & twice as much gas. Because of the versatility you get by being able to move tanks through smaller passage ways this is a course that is getting more popular, especially with the wreck and cave diving community.
Your PADI Sidemount Instructor will cover a number of topics and skills including:
- Equipment configuration and preparation
- Body posture and trim
- Propulsion techniques
- Gas management
- Proper sidemount procedures and emergencies
The PADI Sidemount will outline the procedures for conducting sidemount dives and a great addition to your diving qualifications.
Prerequisites for the PADI sidemount course:
- Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
- Have a minimum of 20 logged dives,
The duration of the course is 3 days and the cost is 12,000thb