Sidemount Diver - Sandy Beach Dive Centre (2020)
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Swimming Pool
  • 3 Open Water Dives
  • 2 Days
  • 15 Years Old


Complete theory in the classroom
AED 2125
  • Pool Training
  • Open Water Training
  • Includes Book
  • Certification

Welcome to the PADI Sidemount specialty course. 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. Diving in sidemount can give you flexibility to try various equipment configurations. There is not one way to sidemount dive. You may choose to use one cylinder or two, 12L aluminium or 7L tanks. The options are virtually endless. With two sidemounted cylinders, you will learn how to manage your gas supply and experience the freedom of not having a tank on your back.

Internationally recognized qualification: Sidemount Diver

Knowledge Development: Manual included

Practical Application: 2 days (they do not need to be consecutive days)

Number of Dives: 3 Open Water, 1 Confined Water


  • Minimum age 15 years
  • At least Open Water or equivalent
  • Medically fit
    • See medical form

The PADI Sidemount specialty course consists of three phases:

  1. Knowledge Development – Classroom
  • Complete knowledge review and classroom discussions about sidemount configurations, techniques and procedures
  1. Confined Water Dive
  • 1 pool dive – this will introduce you to sidemount configuration in a calm, clear environment, allowing you to adjust and fine tune your sidemount diving skills
  1. Open Water Dives
  • 3 open water dives – you will practise the skills learnt in the pool, and gain experience and confidence diving in sidemount in an open water environment with your instructor

Day 1:

09:00 – 11:00 – Pool Dive

12:00 – 14:00 – Shore Dive

Day 2:

09:00 – 12:30 OR 13:30 – 17:30 – Boat Dives (meeting time is 1 hour before)

If you’re ready, let’s get your diving experience started…

Begin your course TODAY!!!!