Side-mount diving is not a new concept, but its application has spread from cave diving to open water recreational and technical diving. Side-mount diving presents divers with a different approach to equipment configuration, and a new set of skills to master. Remember that the philosophy of this course is to provide an introduction to the use, benefits and proper configuration of side-mount equipment for recreational diving, with an emphasis on safety. The goal of this course is to provide a systematic, methodical, approach to recreational side-mount diving; showing how to apply the skills developed using conventional back-mounted equipment. Once certified, student divers will be able to use side-mount equipment comfortably for no stop recreational dives in conditions similar to, or better than, those encountered during training.
~ Knowledge Development independent study
• Knowledge Review 1
~ Land Practice and confined water
• Confined Water Dive 1
~ Open Water Dives
• Side-mount Dive Open Water Dive One
• Side-mount Dive Open Water Dive Two
• Side-mount Dive Open Water Dive Three
~ Minimum Age 15
Course is run over 2 Days!! Unless you are Advanced Open Water Diver with Side-mount Adventure Dive. Course is run over 1 Day (3Dives)!