About the Course
Sidemount diving originally evolved from cave diving.
First, you'll learn how to properly configure a sidemount rig and cylinders. Then you'll make a confined water dive to become familiar with the sidemount equipment and then make any further adjustments as required. There's lots of kit-fiddling involved in sidemount!
Your PADI Instructor will also teach you sidemount diving skills including: frog kicking, attaching and removing scuba cylinders as you enter and exit the water, unclipping a scuba cylinder and swimming with it in front of you, and how to switch second stages and manage your breathing gas when wearing two scuba cylinders. When you’re comfortable with these skills, you’ll make three open water dives where you’ll practice your new skills, buoyancy control and problem solving.
IDC Staff Instructor
James Neal is a highly qualified and passionate instructor with multiple awards and accolades to his name.
Neal is a disabled diver, despite this he is a highly proficient Divemaster.
Dan is an enthusiastic and helpful Divemaster and an invaluable member of the team.
Martin is an experienced Divemaster and technical diver who is always happy to lend a hand.
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