Sidemount Course

Sidemount Course
Sidemount Course
Brand: PADI
Price: $475.00
Brand: PADI
Price: $475.00

Sidemount diving is becoming the preferred equipment configuration for extended range dives, cave dives, and deep exploration dives.

Sidemount can be used for all recreational, reef, wreck, and wall dives. Interested in technical diving? No need to purchase another set of equipment as your sidemount gear will carry you through these advanced levels of training.

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Sidemount Diving

Sidemount equipment is an innovative gear arrangement which may be used for all types of diving and is unlike any other gear arrangement that a diver may be accustomed to using.

Sidemount equipment configuration facilitates "spot on" buoyancy within minutes and results in a more streamline profile than a conventional gear configuration.

Sidemount scuba diving is a safe alternative option for gas management allowing the diver to always see their valves and first stages.

Sidemount scuba diving is a different approach to gear configuration which allows the diver to carry both of their tanks on all dives providing greater safety due to the volume of gas.

Tec 40 Course

Upgrade to include a Tec 40 Course and Save

Why not add a Tec 40 course to you Sidemount course and learn how to extend your bottom time and save by combining the courses.

The Tec 40 course teaches you decompression diving to 40 m. This takes an additional night of theory prior to the sidemount course and the diving is completed on the following Sunday after the Sidemount Course.

To do the Tec 40 course you must:

  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be a PADI Deep Diver (or hold an equivanlent qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives were made with Enriched Air (Nitrox) deeper than 18m
  • Have a medical form signed by your physician within the last 12 months

Pre-requisites: Open Water Diver

Course duration: 2 days, 4 dives

Equipment requirements:

  • 1 Dual or single bladder sidemount system with 15' inflator hose
  • 2 Stainless steel tank cam bands
  • 4 Stainless steel butterfly snaps
  • 2 Stainless steel weight keepers
  • 1 1/4 inch bungee cord for second stage necklace
  • 1 Regulator with 7 foot lp hose and 1 second stage
  • 1 Regulator with 34 inch lp hose and 1 second stage
  • 2 Tanks of your choice (minimum size 40cf)
  • 2 HP gauges with 6 inch hoses
  • 2 Stainless steel omni or like swivels
  • 1 Stainless steel small bolt snap for second stage regulator

For the Sidemount Course our standard 7 day cancellation policy applies.

For the Tec 40 upgrade additional Technical Diving Cancellation Policy* applies. Due to very small class sizes and a required higher skill level for these courses, all technical level courses have a stricter cancellation policy.

*Technical Diving Cancellation Policy

  • For all event cancellations, there is a $25 administration fee.
  • If you transfer to a different day you will be required to pay any difference in course price in addition to transfer fees. No credits or refunds will be given if the new course price is a lower cost.
  • If you transfer to another course date within 3 weeks of the scheduled theory day for that course, a $210 fee will apply.
  • If you fail to complete the theory homework or don't meet the course pre-requisites prior to the theory date, you will be required to transfer to another course date and a $210 fee will apply.
  • Once you have started your course, if you complete the course on different dates or are more than 20 mins late to any course day, you will be required to transfer and a $210 fee will apply.
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"Up Skill Sidemount."

Logan Haronga on 18/5/2015 5:21:09 AM

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Comments: Really Happy and excited to finally do my side-mount course and the team at Abyss recognised and supported me with taking the extra time to adjust gear I had purchased and advised me on the best techniques for applying the side-mount specifications to the environments I am interested in diving .As Jamie the instructor said "its like learning to dive all over again" which is exactly the experience I was after personally.Andy also a instructor was patient but encouraging she was impressively stron... More details

"Side Mounting"

Phil Plant on 12/7/2011 10:22:10 AM

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Comments: Side Mounting, For those of you entering or have a lot of experience in the Dive industry so far and have not yet experienced Side Mounting, I can see it will be a very successful specialty both in Technical and also Recreational Diving. I decided to do this course so I can one day instruct students of all levels on how much fun and different it actually is, not only is it a course that shows you new skills, but it also is a first step towards Technical diving but also is helpful for Cave and Wr... More details