Tec Sidemount


 

Find a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the PADI Tec Sidemount Diver course.

Tec Sidemount offers the same benefits as the PADI Recreational Sidemount Diver course but gives you the opportunity to dive with 2+ cylinders for extended dive times.

 

What is Sidemount Diving?

Whilst diving in sidemount configuration you are taking one or two cylinders and placing them on either side of your body, rather than mounting them on your back (traditionally known as backmounted). 

 

What do you need to start?

To take this course, you must: 

Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver or equivalent
Have logged 30 or more dives
Be at least 18 years old

 

Sidemount diving offers:

Easier equipment transport. Most people find it easier to carry and wear two smaller cylinders insteadof one large cylinder. 
Greater comfort level. Sidemount equipment and harness are custom fit to each individual,  accommodating divers of all shapes and sizes.
Great for divers with back problems or any disabilities, as you carry the cylinder(s) separate from your harness to the water. Cylinders and weights are then mounted and attached in the water, making theentries and exits to dive sites much easier.
Ease of streamlining equipment. Enables a unique method of buoyancy control which results in a more streamlined profile, reduces drag and makes finning and moving through the water much easier and more efficient. 
When correctly configured, sidemount can reduce drag and avoids contact with the environment.
Accessibility. In sidemount, the regulator first stage and valves are in front of you where they’re visible and accessible. This makes it easier to spot and deal with problems.
Problem solving. With two-cylinder sidemount, you can handle an out-of-gas problem without your buddy as your primary alternate air source.
Adjustability. Most sidemount configurations allow you to fine tune equipment fit and trim during the dive to enhance streamlining and body position. Most divers find that sidemount is more comfortable than other configurations.
Versatility. Sidemount works well with many recreational diving activities making it a great way to expand your capabilities with a single basic configuration. Divers with physical challenges find that even when diving with only one cylinder, sidemount simplifies getting in and out of the water.
Increased gas supply for longer dives.

Because you are able to move the cylinders from your back to your sides, it instantly takes the pressure off of your back and gives you more flexibility to move and enjoy your dive. Plus, you don’t have to walk to the dive site with the cylinders on your back. You can enter the water and clip them on and go.

 

What can you do after your Tec Sidemount Diver course?

The Tec 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 Tec courses that you take, or certifications you’ve already earned, to take advantage of sidemount’s cylinder configuration and handling advantages.

You can easily combine sidemount diving with any other PADI Specialty you have taken and/ or you`ll take in the future.

 

How long does it take and how much does it cost ?

Duration: 3 - 4 Days
Number of dives:  1 Pool dive + 4 Open Water Dives 
Price:

499 €

If you wish, you can now go ahead and book your course online. By clicking on the “Book online” button you will leave our website and will be transferred to our secure booking option.

 

  Please  note: All Tec course prices include rentals of standard diving equipment and the technical rig, transportation to and from the dive sites in one of our air-conditioned mini-buses and/ or boat, plus PADI certification where applicable. We teach all of our Tec diver courses in small groups to ensure that you receive the attention that you deserve.
   
  Extras: PADI educational materials and diving equipment can be purchased from the Happy Divers shop.

 

Dive comfortable - Dive Sidemount


 

 

 

Find a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the PADI Tec Sidemount Diver course.

Tec Sidemount offers the same benefits as the PADI Recreational Sidemount Diver course but gives you the opportunity to dive with 2+ cylinders for extended dive times.

 

 

 

How to continue ?


 

Next Step:

TEC 40

TEC 45

TEC 50
 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

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