SSI Sidemount Diver Speciality Course

Where do we wear scuba cylinders when we are underwater? Since Diving’s beginning, on our backs. It is a natural, intuitive place to put them. But as you are about to discover, it is not the only option. More recently, carrying one or, more commonly, two or more cylinders along your sides is a rising popularity among mainstream recreational and avid tec divers. You will Find a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the SSI Sidemount Diver course.

• An alternative way to streamline in the water
• Easier equipment transportation when topside
• Reduced lower back strain
• Provides redundant gas supply
• Ability to monitor all equipment because it’s in front of you
• Increased gas supply for longer dives
• Increased underwater Agility

Because you are able to move the cylinder from your back to your side, it instantly takes the pressure off of your back and gives you more flexibility to move and enjoy your dive. Plus, you don’t have to walk to the dive site with the cylinders on your back. You can enter the water and clip them on and go.

Along with learning about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration, during one confined water and three open water scuba dives you’ll learn how to:

• 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.

€300 / 2 to 3 Days

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Prerequisites

Medical Certification within 12 months.

SSI Open Water Diver.

MINIMUM AGE: 15 Years old.

Your Next Adventure!

You can easily combine Sidemount diving with any other SSI Specialty.