Are you curious about another type of mount than the classic backmount? Do you want to learn a new modality that every day more and more people practice? If so,  the PADI Sidemount diver course is a good option for you.

Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. Sound interesting? Sign up for the PADI Sidemount Diver Course.


  • Properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment
  • Trim your weight system and sidemount gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water
  • Manage gas by switching second stages as planned, if wearing two cylinders
  • Respond correctly to potential problems when sidemount diving


  • Open Water Diver
  • Be 15 years old


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