TDI’s Sidemount Diver specialty is the perfect course for any technical diver wishing to use this increasingly popular equipment configuration, either as a ‘stand-alone’ course or in conjunction with one of TDI’s other open circuit specialties. I teach students how to safely utilize side-mounted primary cylinders as an alternative to the traditional back-mounted method.
This course takes students through the specific techniques, planning procedures and skills that set side-mounted cylinder diving apart from the traditional back-mounted method. During the course, I will take students on a minimum of three dives and covers skills such as:
- Equipment considerations
- Gas management
- Attaching cylinders
- Trim and buoyancy
- Deployment of surface marker
- Different water entries
Duration: 2 days, 3 dives
Maximum Capacity: 3 students
The maximum depth limit of this course must not exceed that of the student’s current certification, unless being taught in conjunction with another TDI course which allows a greater depth.
Includes: Transportation from dive center to cenote/ dive site ocean, entrance to cenote, theory and skill practice, dive briefing and dive site orientation, 3 dives, personal equipment of instructor. Student needs to bring his own sidemount harness. Tanks are already rigged.
If you want to purchase a new sidemount system, please inquire for availability and prices. I recommend the Razor System of Go Sidemount. (New harness requires an additional training day for set-up)