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Big Blue Conservation - SDI Sidemount Diver

Sidemount certWell why not try a different configuration, wearing your tanks on the side of your body will create less drag through the water. And if trained in penetration diving can make getting through tight spaces easier. A course that can be combined with others such as Solo diver and Research diver, which may require longer bottom times so ultimately more gas needed. 

 ECO OBJECTIVE

Having more than one tank can increase your time under the water, within no-deco limits. Advantage to any research or photography diver that may also appreciate the streamline and effortless swimmimng needed, plus being able to lift the head higher due to no first stage restrictions. A diver can get a better few of their surroundings. 

SDI SIDEMOUNT DIVER

The SDI Sidemount Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Gas management utilizing independent cylinders
  • Equipment considerations
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Water Entries
  • Safety drills
  • Performing gas switches
  • Safety stops
  • Gas management utilizing independent cylinders
  • Equipment considerations
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Water Entries
  • Safety drills
  • Performing gas switches
  • Safety stops

TYPICAL DIARY

  • 9am-9:30 am: You’ll start with an introduction on the layout of the course, followed by filling in any required documents.
  • 9:30-11 am: Lectures
  • 12:10pm-5:30 pm: 2 Planned training dives.

WHAT DO I NEED TO START?

  • An Open Water diver

  • Minimum age 15 with parental consent

AM I FIT TO DIVE?

  • Read this medical questionnaire Medical questionaire if you can answer yes to any of the questions. You will need to get medical clearance from a doctor before continuing with the course. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

  • 1 Day

HOW DO I BOOK?

  • You can enroll on the course by visiting the booking page and filling in the form, followed by a minimum of a 10% deposit of the course fee.