PADI Sidemount Specialty Course

Rediscover scuba! Having a tank on your back is not a requirement. Sidemount gives you flexibility and streamlining. Try our PADI Sidemount diving course. especially on repetitive scuba dives. You can stay down longer and return to the water sooner.

Why going for the PADI Sidemount diving course?

Sidemount diving is popular and is developing fast. The PADI Sidemount diving course combines many advantages: streamlining, flexibility, freedom and safety. For divers who goes in overhead environment, it offers an amazing low-profile streamline.

• Flexibility: Underwater, cylinders are much more convenient and accessible, unlike back mounted diving tanks. It allows you to dive within overhead environment dives easily. Sidemount diving equipment is also considerably lighter, and less bulky – allowing for easier and cheaper travel.
• Accessibility: Sidemount diving gives an immediate access to stages and tank valves. This enables problem identification and allows swifter resolution. Unlike back mounted diving that requires a higher level of mobility, flexibility and freedom to resolve technical issues.
•Streamlining: Sidemount diving configuration places the cylinders under in line with their body. It improves air consumption and allows you to pass through very small passages and holes when penetration diving. 
• Comfort:
 After the course, you will testify that sidemount diving coffers greater stability and easier control in the water. It is also less physically tiring to carry, and get into water.

What will you learn? PADI Sidemount Diving course

All in all, you will do 6 dives. 5 for the course and an additional fun dive. Before starting the practical part of the course, you need to prepare theory about the equipment set up (one or two cylinders), weighting and trim, dive environment and techniques. Your manual consists of two chapters each followed by exercises that test your understanding. You will need to pass by our shop the day before to pick up your manual. You will need around 2 hours to prepare the theory. There will be also a final exam at the end of the course. 

The diving part of the course is divided into two sections. You will start on the first day by practicing with a single tank and get used to this new diving set up. On the second day, let’s add an additional tank. A free fun dive is included in the course.

eLearning the best option! 

Go through the theory online in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace and on your own schedule. The eLearning is now available in 26 languages. The eLearning will give you access to:

  • Content from Section One of the Sidemount and Tec Sidemount Diver Manual
  • All assessments (Knowledge Review, Exercise Questions, and eRecord)

How to subscribe for the eLearning course? To receive access for the online course we ask for a 50% down payment through our website.  Once your booking is confirmed, your eLearning access code will be sent to your email address which you can then download on your phone, tablet or laptop and start studying. We only teach 2 students per instructor.

A Typical Schedule

Palawan Divers usually plans 3 dives per day. We meet at 8:00am and are back at around 3:30pm. The quality, safety and comfort of your course are very important to us, so you can expect the focused, undivided attention of our staff. We limit the number of divers to 10 per boat, with a maximum of 2 students per instructor.

• Day 1: Confined water session #1 with one tank⎮Open Water #1 with one tank⎮Open Water #2 with one tank
• Day 2: Confined water session#2 with two tanks⎮Open water #3 with two tanks⎮Additional dive

Our PADI Sidemount Diving course Package

In our office you can pay by:
– Cash
– Paypal
– Wise transfer
– Credit card (3.5% bank charge)

Local payment methods such as:
– Gcash,
– Bank transfer are also available. 

Our course package includes full sidemount diving gear, PADI teaching materials/eLearning, dive computer, online PADI certification, instructor’s fee, boat travel, warm lunch made from fresh local ingredients, fruits, hot and cold drinks. 
Our package does not include the Eco Tourism Development fee and has to be paid in cash. This ticket costs Php200 and is valid for 10 days.

I’m a certified PADI Sidemount diver. What next?

Congratulations! You are now a PADI Sidemount diver. You can join us on our daily trips and test your new diving skills or continue your training and get another certification at discounted rate!

Sidemount Specialty

Learn the flexibility of twin tanks!
PHP 24,000
  • 2 Days | 6 Dives
  • eLearning
  • scuba-diving SCUBA Gear
  • Dive Computer
  • Food & Drinks
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