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PADI Side Mount Diver Specialty Course

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Person Ages 15+

Become a side mount diver

Side Mount diving is the approach towards conducting dives with 2 or more primary cylinders secured at the side of the body and in line with the torso – with no cylinders on the diver’s back.

Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world, but Side mount 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.

You need to be a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 15 years old, you can enroll in a PADI Side mount Diver course.

  • Along with learning about the many benefits of diving with a side mount configuration, during one confined water and three open water scuba dives you’ll learn how to:
    • Properly assemble and configure side mount scuba diving equipment.
    • Trim your weight system and side mount gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
    • Manage gas by switching second stages as planned, if wearing two cylinders.
    • Respond correctly to potential problems when side mount diving.

Note: If you’re staying at Sandos Caracol or Playacar, you must pay a fee of 40 usd concept of boarding fee and transportation.