TDI Sidemount Diver Course
The TDI Sidemount Diver course teaches you how to configure and use one or two tanks. Tanks are not fixed on your back anymore, but instead are mounted by your sides.
You can adjust your streamlining underwater in a new way, reduce stress on your back and maximize your dive time with an additional supply of breathing gas.
In sidemount diving, the tanks are not carried on the back, but under the arm of the diver. This configuration is very suitable for many different situations and offers significant advantages. Many divers prefer the sidemount technique instead of walking with tanks on their backs. For divers with physical limitations, the sidemount configuration makes diving quite comfortable.
Sidemount is also popular in cave diving and single tanks are easier to transport when divers must carry their equipment through rough terrain.
The benefits of Sidemount diving include:
- Adaptability: Adaptability: Optimizes your streamlining and body
position and provides improved control over contact with the environment.
- Accessibility: Accessibility: Easy access to the first stages of the
regulators and to the tank valves as they are located by your armpits instead of behind your neck.
- Relief of the back: Tanks carried by your side.
- Maximize the dive time: time: A comfortable way to carry an additional supply of breathing gas and to maximize bottom time, especially when using enriched air nitrox.
- Redundancy: In the case of a regulator failure, you can easily change to the secondary tank. Out of gas scenarios, therefore, belong to the past.
This course includes a theory session with practical applications, a dive in
confined water and three open water dives.
Sidemount Diver Course
|Duration||min 3 days|
|Certification costs||45 USD|