Kiwidivers : PADI Tec Sidemount Course
Extend your dive time on Sidemount by becoming a Nitrox diver and take advantage of that extra no decompression limit.
- 18 years min age
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
- Minimum of 30 logged dives
- Signed medical statement from physician within last 12 months (PADI Medical Form Download).
PADI Tec Sidemount Course
The PADI Tec Sidemount course can be combined with the PADI Tec Deep program. Although many people prefer to do their technical training on back-mounted doubles then do the PADI Tec Sidemount diver course to give them the flexibility of diving either way. Sidemounts are convenient for putting your cylinders on in the water making it a popular choice for both cave divers and in open water environments when diving from small boats or long tails.
At Kiwidivers we focus on correct equipment configuration, including both tec sidemount harness and cylinder setup. We look at various ways of mounting your cylinders and different bungee methods. Our goal is to give you a toolbox of options each with specific advantages so whatever diving situation you are in you can configure a solution that works for you with the equipment available.
We have left-hand and right-hand cylinders both in S80 and S40 sizes and we stock many of the accessories you may want.
If you have not started your technical training yet then take the Tec Sidemount Diver course first and you will progress through your PADI Tec Deep course on sidemount far more easily. The skills you learn in the Tec Sidemount course will train you to handle multiple cylinders on a single dive. You will also be familiar with cylinder configuration and handling.
You can also combine what you learn in the Tec Sidemount Diver course with other open-circuit courses that you take like deep, wreck, or self-reliant diver.