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Scuba Diving Lessons: Our PADI Sidemount Diver Course

The PADI Sidemount Diver course During our PADI Sidemount Diver course, you will discover a new way to scuba dive.

Sidemount diving has become very popular. It is not only more comfortable, but you will also have more of your preferred gas. After all, two scuba tanks (cylinders) hold more gas than one.

Diving with a scuba tank (cylinder) on your back is not mandatory. Many people have discovered the joy of diving with their tanks at their sides. It is more streamlined underwater, which means you use less effort against currents.

Another bonus, besides being more comfortable, sidemount scuba diving is advantageous in caverns and caves. You will be able to pass through restrictions easier.

Where can you take our PADI Sidemount Diver course?

You can take our PADI Sidemount Diver course at any of our dive shops in the Philippines.
Whenever you are in Boracay, Panglao, Bohol, or Mactan, Cebu, you will always find an instructor at your nearest Scotty's dive shop who can certify you to be sidemount diver.

You can walk in, or call us from your smartphone by tapping the phone icon at the bottom of this page.

Or, if you prefer, you can contact us by email via the form below. Be sure to give us an estimated date when you would like to start this course.

Mactan, Cebu: Sidemount Diver

PADI Sidemount Diver Course.

  • Number of dives: 2 or 3
  • Duration: 1 or 2 days
  • Price: PHP 15,000 includes certification

Depending on your level and skills, sidemount diver certification might take more than one day and more than two dives.

If you are in Boracay or Bohol, contact us for availability and prices.

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Why should you take our PADI Sidemount Diver course?

PADI Sidemount Diver The PADI Sidemount Diver course will provide you a new way to dive. You will be both streamlined and more comfortable.

With our Sidemount Diver course, you will be able to visit wrecks with greater ease. You will not have a backmount scuba tank (cylinder) knocking into every hatch and restriction.

Our PADI Sidemount Diver course will build up your skills and confidence. After all, diving with two tanks (cylinders) is much safer than diving with only one tank.

Sidemount diving, with either one or two tanks, has become very popular for several reasons. With sidemount diving, it is easier to swim against currents, there is no back pain after a dive, and it is easier to put on before a dive. All you do is sit down and clip your scuba tanks to your harness.

During our PADI Sidemount Diver course, you will learn:

Sidemount Diver During our sidemount course, you will learn how to adjust your harness, put yourself into a perfectly streamlined position, play with your tanks (cylinders), and have them in front of you to simulate entering a wreck.

You will also learn how to manage gas in each scuba tank (cylinder) by switching your regulators (second stage).

Along with learning all the benefits and advantages of a sidemount configuration, your instructor will also teach you:

  • to trim your weight and sidemount gear
  • assemble, try, and properly configure sidemount equipment.
  • respond properly with your sidemount gear

And much more.

When can you start taking our PADI Sidemount Diver course?

You can take the sidemount course right now, if you wish!
You can contact us online by filling out the form below. Or, you can call us from your smartphone by tapping the phone icon at the bottom of this page. Also, you can walk into any of our dive shops or dive centers.

We recommend that you download, print, and complete the medical statement. This will accelerate your enrollment at our dive shop.

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The scuba diving gear used with our PADI Sidemount Diver course includes:

A BCD (bouyancy compensator device) for sidemount, horgathian harness, mask and snorkel, fins, wetsuit/exposure suit, regulators and tanks for sidemount, a long hose (2.10 metres/7 feet), and a necklace are all included.

Your instructor may suggest more options regarding the equipment needed for this course.

Your course includes more than just the scuba gear and specialized gear, however. It also includes a towel, fresh drinking water, use of a shower, and more.

Do you want to take your diving experiences further?

If you would like to know what is best to take next for your diving education, people who look at the PADI Sidemount Diver Course also look at:

You might also be interested in this scuba diving course from another scuba diving agency:
SSI Advanced Adventurer Diver Course

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