Sidemount Diver Training

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PADI – Recreational Sidemount Diver Course
 

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Open Water Diver(or equivalent)
  • At least 15 years old

Duration:    

  • 2 days
  • 4 dives

Day 1 – Classroom theory, equipment workshop and skills training. Open Water dive (2 dives)
Day 2 – Open water dive, advanced classroom theory and skills training. Open Water dive (2 dives)
      
Certification:    PADI
Cost:    $400.00 diver (+$200.00 for instructor upgrade)

PADI TecRec – 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.

Prerequisites:

  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization
  • Have logged 30 or more dives
  • At least 18 years old
  • Certification as a PADI Enriched Air Diver is recommended

Duration:    

  • 2 days
  • 5 dives

Day 1 – Classroom theory, equipment workshop and skills training. Open Water dive (3 dives)
Day 2 – Open water dive, advanced classroom theory and skills training. Open Water dive (2 dives)
      
Certification:    PADI
Cost:    $600.00 diver (+$200.00 for instructor upgrade)
Upgrade:    Rec to Tec: $200.00 diver (+$300.00 for instructor upgrade)

Sidemount Equipment Requirements:

1- Dual or single bladder sidemount system with inflator hose or hoses
2- Stainless Steel tank Cam Bands or worm/hose clamps
4- Stainless Steel Butterfly snaps or appropriate for conditions
2- Stainless Steel weight keepers, if using cam bands
1- 1/4 inch bungee cord for second stage necklace or something appropriate
1- Regulator with 7 to 9 foot hose and 1 second stage
1- Regulator with approximately 34 inch hose and 1 second stage, swivel or bend optional
2- Cylinders of your choice (minimum size 40cf)
2- HP gauges with approximately 6 inch hoses
2- Stainless Steel Omni or like swivels - optional
1- Stainless Steel small bolt snap for second stage regulator
 

Other equipment needed for Tec class:

1- Dry suit, wet suit or both
1- Mask, fins, hood
1- 15 or 8 inch dry suit hose inflator hose
2- Retainer straps for securing long hose on tank
1- 10 watt or equivalent primary light
3- Back up lights with at least 1.5 hours of burn time each
1- safety spool with 140′ of line
2- jump or gap spools with at least 60′ of line
1- multi gas computer
2- deco regulators with 34 inch lp hose, pressure gauge with 6 inch hp hose and rigging kits
1- 100 lbs lift bag
1- wrist slate with 3 tables
1- wet notes
1- timing device
1- depth gauge
1- z- knife