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TDI Sidemount Diver

You may want to sidemount for various different reasons. Maybe its for comfort and easier logistics or maybe you want to get into somewhere a little tighter than is possible in back mounted configurations. Sidemount is extremely comfortable and versatile and also offers a redundant gas source configuration so also lends itself well to solo diving. Take your sidemount diving to a technical level. Handle multi stage configurations and technical scenarios.

  • The SDI or TDI diver looking to expand their in-water skills and techniques
  • The certified diver who has interest in moving forward with technical diving education and expanding their equipment configuration options
  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum certification of SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent
  • Gas matching procedures to include dissimilar volumes
  • Gas management utilising independent cylinders
  • Psychological considerations of technical diving
  • Equipment considerations including:
    • Cylinder options
    • Regulator options
    • Buoyancy compensator/harness options
    • Proper weighting
    • Equipment configurations
  • Communication (light and hand signals)
  • Problem solving in a sidemount configuration
  • Diving in tight or confined spaces
  • Conservation
  • Water entries/exits
  • S-drills specific to sidemount diving
  • Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in sidemount diving activities without direct supervision so long as the following limits are adhered to:
    • The diving activities approximate those of training
    • The areas of activities approximate those of training
    • Planned dives do not exceed diver’s current certification level
  • Perform all land drills and dive requirements safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • Maintain an appropriate level of awareness and respect for the environment
  • Log all training dives

Further information from TDI on this course;

Course Overview

Course Standards

What’s included in the course fee?

  • Hire of basic scuba equipment, including sidemount cylinders
  • Three open water dives including nitrox fills
  • Four hours classroom and briefings
  • All supervision/training
  • eLearning when available

What’s not included in the course fee?

  • Additional manuals
  • Additional, optional or remediation dives
  • Additional kit hire

View our current price list here.

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