PADI Sidemount Speciality Course


Experience a unique approach to diving with an innovative twist. Picture yourself equipped with tanks placed conveniently by your sides, allowing effortless access and granting you the ability to effortlessly glide through the depths.
Uncover the art of sidemount scuba diving alongside a seasoned PADI dive instructor. Many enthusiasts have discovered the superiority of sidemount tanks, boasting increased comfort and hassle-free donning while immersed in the water. Sidemount diving proves especially advantageous for those seeking enhanced stability and extended exploration beneath the waves.
Throughout this comprehensive course, you will not only unveil the multitude of benefits associated with sidemount configurations but also develop essential skills through one session in confined water and three thrilling open water scuba dives.
Delve into the following key areas:

  • Master the art of assembling and configuring sidemount scuba diving equipment to meet stringent requirements
  • Achieve the ideal balance by meticulously adjusting your weight system and sidemount gear while submerged
  • Skilfully manage your gas supply by proficiently switching second stages as planned, a necessity when employing two cylinders
  • Accurately respond to potential challenges that may arise during sidemount dives, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience




Participants must hold a PADI Open Water certification (or possess an equivalent qualification from another recognized organization) and be at least 15 years old.

Time commitment

One pool session and one open water session