PADI Sidemount Diver

Course Overview:

This specialty is typically completed over 3 days, broken up as follows:

  1. Theory and knowledge reviews, followed by proper assembly and configuration of sidemount scuba diving equipment.
  2. Learn sidemount specific skills in confined water followed by an open water dive and practice
  3. More skills practice on the final 2 open water dives using one or two cylinders, and showing your more advantages to this way of diving.

Upon completion you will be qualified to dive using Sidemount Scuba equipment to within the limits of your certification level. The First dive also can be credited towards your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. Technical divers also have the option to then do the Tec Sidemount Diver Specialty.

Included in the package:
  • PADI Sidemount Diver Manual

  • ​​​Rental of all equipment for the duration of the course.

  • Photo and Video footage of your training (for reference and sharing.

  • MPA Dive Permit

  • Tuition & dives

Course Costs:

  • ​​​Price: R4900 per person


Bring along:

  • ​​​Swimsuit and Towel

  • Refreshments, Snacks

  • Sunscreen


  • ​​​You must to be at least 15 years old

  • PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent

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. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. Sound interesting? Sign up for the PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course.