PADI Sidemount Diver Course

PADI Sidemount Diver Course

Brand: PADI

Sidemount Diver Course

Ever wanted to take the weight of your cylinders off your back? Maybe you have wanted to add an extra cylinder for safety, or want to use twins but be able to take one off as you get out of the water?  You may even want to start down the road of wreck or cave penetration…or just try something different.  Sidemount Diving may be just what you need.

The PADI Sidemount Diver Course trains you how to utilise sidemount cylinders as an alternative to traditional back mount cylinders.


  • PADI Sidemount (3 dives) - $495
  • 3 shore dive



Course Pre-requisites

  • minimum age of 18
  • Certified PADI Open Water Diver, or equivalent

What you'll learn

  • Gas matching
  • Gas management for independent cylinders
  • Physiological Considerationbs
  • Equipment Considerations
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Tight Spaces
  • Conservation
  • Water Entries
  • s-Drills for Sidemount


What you'll need

  • Mask, snorkel, fins & boots
  • Appropriate insulation
  • Dive cylinders
  • Sidemount BCD which has enough lift for twin cylinders
  • 2 Regulators with primary 2nd stage and spg
  • 1 bottom timers/Dive Computers 
  • 1 torch
  • Knife
  • Whistle
  • Surface Marker Buoy & Reel 

    Course inclusions

    • All training packs
    • 3  dives
    • All air fills
    • PADI certification on completion of course objectives