The minimum age to enroll on the PADI Tec Sidemount course is 18, you should already be certified as PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent, and have logged at least 30 logged open water dives.
Who this course is for
This course is for experienced divers, that would like to learn how to use the sidemount configuration for technical diving, using multiple stage tanks, along with the necessary motor skills. No prior experience with sidemount diving is needed.
What’s in it for you
The goal of this program is to create a competent sidemount diver, capable of adjusting and modifying their sidemount equipment for optimum comfort. By the end of this program you will be as comfortable in your sidemount kit, as you would be diving in your backmount gear.
How to get started
Click the book online button, find a date that suits you, and choose your preferred payment method. As soon as we receive your booking, we will be in touch to finalize the arrangements. If you would like to discuss course options with your instructor before booking, or you cannot find a scheduled date that fits in with your plans, you can use the live chat option, or email us via the contact page.
There are some materials for you to enjoy which are included in your course fee, as soon as your course is confirmed we can send you an advance soft copy, and issue the hard copy when you arrive here.
Should you wish to use it all the required equipment is included in the course fee, however, for technical courses we highly recommend the use of your own equipment if available. If you would like to purchase equipment from us for use during your course please let us know when making your booking, we can have that ready for you on arrival, see our store for available dive equipment, this is a great move for sidemount divers, getting your kit set up just right for the first time is challenging without assistance.
All participants need to be medically fit for diving, to determine this please read, and follow the instructions on the Diver Medical Form. If it highlights a condition you have that requires medical approval you will need this prior to going in the water. We recommend you do this prior to your arrival in Moalboal. We can arrange a visit to the doctor here, but facilities may not be to the same standard where you are from. You can find the form here.