PADI Sidemount Diver

Maximise your dive time so you can explore more and get that perfect “sidemount” trim!

In this Specialty course, you learn how to dive using a 2-tank system, with individual regulator assemblies for each cylinder. This will allow you to switch between tanks and the tanks are fully detachable at any point in the dive, perfect for Wreck and Cave/Cavern Diving!

You will learn:

  • How to set up sidemount regulators and adjust the sidemount harness and bladder system
  • Switching between your different cylinders and how to comfortably and safely do so
  • How to detach and re-attach your cylinders during a dive
  • Tank management throughout the dive to ensure a comfortable trim and streamlined position for the entire dive

A lot of people interested in tech diving will often start on the recreational-level courses to build up knowledge and understanding before delving deeper into the realms of tech diving. This is a great initial course to start understanding sidemount diving.



This course takes just 3 days to complete: We spend day 1 learning about the sidemount specific equipment, how to set up sidemount regulators and adjust the harness system so it fits perfectly for you, once finished, we will head to a pool for confirmed water training for the afternoon. Day 2 would be completing any academics in the morning if required before heading out on the boat for your first 2 open water dives, followed by 2 more dives on the following morning boat.

The course includes all the elements required for completion: use of full sidemount equipment, including adjustable harness and bladder systems, internationally recognised PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty certification card, full equipment hire and boat fees, high quality instruction from experienced and qualified instructors, tea, coffee, water and light refreshments on the boat, tea, coffee, water, Wifi and internet station use in the dive centre.


PAYMENT – Deposit is non-refundable. Balance to be paid in full upon arrival.

PREREQUISITES – To take this course, you must be at least 15 years old and be a PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation).

MEDICAL – There are certain medical conditions like asthma and heart conditions which may prevent you from diving. Please read the medical statement and let us know if any of the conditions listed on the form apply to you or any of your group prior to making a booking.

FLYING AFTER DIVING – Please note when booking your holiday and transport that you should have at least 24 hours in between your last dive and flying.

BEFORE BOOKING – Our team work hard to provide a safe, fun, efficient and well organized dive centre. We work hard to ensure your dive experience is a positive one. With this in mind, before booking, please read through the policies we have developed to help us ensure your time with us goes as smoothly as possible. Please note that the dive centre is closed 1st January, 14th April & 25th December. If any of these dates fall into your intended travel dates, please contact us first before booking.

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