CHANGE THE WAY YOU DIVE “FOREVER”

Once you try it, you may never dive with a tank on your back again!

The PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course teaches you how to configure and use one or two cylinders mounted at your sides instead of on your back.

Experience a different way to streamline in the water, reduce lower back strain and take advantage of the increased gas supply for longer dives.

Sidemount diving is configuring the diver’s cylinders under the diver’s arms, rather than on the back. This configuration is well suited to a lot of different environments and implies excellent advantages for divers with limited mobility that prefer sidemount over wearing back mounted cylinders.

 Benefits of sidemount diving:

Adjustability: enhance your streamlining and body position while better controlling environmental contact.

Access: easy access to the regulator first stage(s) and tank valve(s) which are positioned in front of you instead of behind you.

Back relief: by mounting cylinder(s) on their sides.

Maximize time: a comfortable option to increase air supply and maximize bottom time; especially when using enriched air “nitrox”.

Redundant gas supply and delivery system: handle a low or out-of-gas problem by switching to the second cylinder; handle a regulator failure by switching to the second regulator.

For Recreational Sidemount Diver:

  • Be at least 15 years of age or older
  • Be PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent certification from other diving agency
  • Medically fit to dive, for safety, all discover scuba diving participants must complete a brief medical prior to commencing the dive. If none of the listed conditions apply, you sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of them apply to you, as a safety precaution, a physician must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you’re fit to dive, dated within the last 12 months. Click here to view the form.

For Tec Sidemount Diver:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Be PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent certification from other diving agency.
  • Have at least 30 logged dives.
  • Certification as PADI Enriched Air Diver is recommended.
  • Medically fit to dive, for safety, all discover scuba diving participants must complete a brief medical prior to commencing the dive. If none of the listed conditions apply, you sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of them apply to you, as a safety precaution, a physician must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you’re fit to dive, dated within the last 12 months. Click here to view the form.

The Recreational Sidemount Diver course consist of three parts which can be completed in 3 days

CourseWhatWhere WhenTime
Theory SessionClassroom SessionPDC ClassroomSunday, Monday or TuesdayMorning or Afternoon
Approximately 3-4 hours
Confined DivesSwimming Pool DivesHilton Doha Hotel
** or other pool location
To be confirmed upon registrationNoon
Approximately 3 hours
Open Water Dives3 Sea DivesSealine BeachFriday & SaturdayMorning
Approximately 5 hours

Course Structure:

THEORY LESSON

The PADI Sidemount Course provides structured training for recreational divers who wish to safely and effectively use sidemount configuration for their diving. The course includes, knowledge development and practical applications, allowing divers to learn how to properly set up and configure sidemount kits. Divers also participate in a series of open water training sessions, enabling them to get the most out of this ground breaking approach to scuba diving.

SKILLS TRAINING DIVE (LIMITED OPEN WATER/CONFINED)

In confined water session you will practice sidemount skills such as: Assembling, donning and adjusting the sidemount equipment, donning sidemount cylinders in the water, locating both SPGs, establishing neutral buoyancy and swimming using flutter kicks and frog kicks, managing your gas by switching second stages, sharing gas and exiting the water

STEP 3: THREE OPEN WATER DIVES (SEA)

In open water dives you will learn assembling, donning and adjusting the sidemount equipment, predive safety check, demonstrating a sidemount entry appropriate for the local environment, donning sidemount cylinders in the water, establishing buoyancy and adjusting for proper weighting, locating both SPGs, establishing neutral buoyancy and swimming using flutter kicks and frog kicks 24 meters, and many more

Recreational Sidemount Course QAR 1,800 Standard course Book Online
VIP Recreational Course QAR 3,000 Different Sessions Schedule Book Online
Upgrade to Tec Sidemount Diver Extra QAR 1,000 Upgrade From Recreational Sidemount to Technical for Extra QAR 1,000 Book Online
Private Course QAR 5,000 Total private course one-to-one Book Online

Includes

PADI Sidemount manual
Sidemount Kit will be used during the entire course (2 Single Tanks, 2 Primary Regulators and 1st Stages, 1.5 to 2m long regulator hose, Sidemount Harness & BCD)
Certification fee and PADI Recreational Sidemount Diver Certificate Card
Covered by our professional diving insurance
Soft drinks during the Open Water Dives (sea)
Underwater photography during the course

 

Excludes 

Basic gear (wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins and boots) can be rented for extra fees.
Transportation To and from the dive site (can be arranged for extra fees).
Towel and breakfast