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TDI Sidemount Diver

This course is designed to teach certified divers how to safely utilize side-mounted primary cylinders as an alternative to the traditional back-mounted configuration. This course can be combined with other TDI courses such as: Decompression Procedures, Extended Range, Trimix, Advanced Trimix and Advanced Wreck. If combined t he standards for both courses must be met.


During the classroom portion of this course, students will cover the following topics:

  • Gas matching procedures to include dissimilar volumes
  • Gas management utilizing independent cylinders
  • Psychological considerations
  • Equipment considerations
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Tight spaces
  • Conservation
  • Difficult water entries
  • S-Drills; specific to sidemount

Open Water Dives

Students will complete three dives with a minimum accumulated bottom time of 90 minutes

Course Options

This courses is offered on a regular basis or upon request.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Students must have the following for class:

  • Students must be 18 years of age
  • Students must have an Open Water Diver rating
  • TDI student folder on file
  • Diversions' Student Agreement on file
  • All knowledge reviews completed

Course Fees

Please contact us for the most current pricing.

Course Availability

Courses are offered on a regular basis and upon request. Please review our calendar and then contact us.

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