Who this SDI course is for:
The certified diver looking to use a sidemount cylinder instead of the standard back mount unit.
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent.
What you can expect to learn:
The SDI Sidemount Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:
gas management utilizing independent cylinders, equipment considerations, cylinder options, regulator options, buoyancy compensator device (BCD)/harness options, proper weighting and equipment configurations, communication, hand signals, problem solving, gas-sharing/ gas hemorrhages, water entries, S-Drills (specific to sidemount)
Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:
Plan dive, test and check all equipment (depth gauges, bottom timers/watches and computers), familiarization with area, descend to planed depth and not exceed any pre-planned limits, demonstrate the ability to safely manage gas in independent cylinders, monitor depth/time/air consumption, figure all times on slate, demonstrate ability to control buoyancy, attaching sidemount cylinders,pPerform safety stops.
What’s in it for you?
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in sidemount diving activities without direct supervision, provided the following limits are adhered to: safety stops as appropriate, planned dives do not exceed diver’s current certification level
Also, the SDI Sidemount Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to achieve the SDI Advanced Diver Development program.
SDI Sidemount Diver minimum requirements: perform all land drills and open water dive requirements safely and efficiently, demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution, log all dives.
Do your course registration with us, and receive your eLearning code(or start direct online) .
Before you meet with us, you need to finnish the complete Online part.
Course Cost: $139.95 USD for eLearning only. Pool and open water training not included. Contact us for full course cost.