Technical Diving: The SSI Technical Sidemount Diver course is useful in cave.
Learn our SSI technical sidemount diver course and get the opportunity to dive with four+ tanks (cylinders) for extended dives.
The technical sidemount diver course is an excellent way to get yourself into technical diving as it will train you to handle multiple cylinders on a single dive.
Learn also on configuring your sidemount gear and setting up a tec sidemount harness as well as adjusting the sling tanks (cylinders) on your body.
The sidemount rig was originally invented for cave diving as it allows the diver to pass thru cracks and restrictions (tiny holes) easier than the classic back mount rig.
Nowadays diving sidemount became popular even in open water as you get more streamlined than having a tank on your back, it is not hurting your back, and you can get a lot of fun as it is extremely comfortable to dive sidemount.
Where to learn the SSI tec sidemount diving course?
All our Tec diving lessons (open circuit or closed circuit rebreather) and technical scuba diving classes are given at our Scotty's dive center headquarters facility, located in the Shangri-la hotel in Mactan, Cebu province.
If you are not a guest of the Shangri-la hotel, you can always walk in, or we can pick you up at your hotel.
If you have any questions or inquiry about this Tec course, do not hesitate to contact us with the form below.
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Why do you need to take the SSI Technical Sidemount diver course?
New gear means new techniques.
Diving sidemount, if it's easy, require some new skills (easy to learn).
So if you want to dive sidemount, especially if you are already a tec diver, you need to learn your new rig, how to adjust it, how to enter into the water with it (yes it is very different, more relax too, though), and so much more.
Also, diving sidemount start to be wildly spread across the world even for an open water dive.
Why? Because diving sidemount is extremely comfortable and easy to learn.
During the SSI technical sidemount diver course, you will learn:
During the Technical Sidemount course, you will leearn how to adjust the tanks (cylinder) on your body as well as learning to jump in the water for a dive and also:
- Proper positioning of sidemounts.
- Techniques in swimming with sidemounts and maneuvering to another position.
- Dopping tanks and get them back.
- Advantages of multiple sidemounts and countermeasures of possible risk.
- Moving tanks around you.
- Swimming with your tanks in front of you.
And so on. But over all, it's a lot of fun.
When can you start to learn the SSI technical sidemount diver course?
When you want!
You can come in our Scotty's dive shop in Mactan, Cebu region, or call us on our landline (scroll down), or by email by clicking the button below.
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The scuba diving gear in the SSI technical sidemount diver course includes:
2 first stage regulator, 2 second stage regulator, exposure suit with side pockets, BCD sidemount, SMB, cutting tool, diving spool, Jet fins, mask and another spare mask, technical diving equipments, 1 long hose (2.10m - 7ft), hogarthian or cave harness.
Your Sidemount instructor will show you and help you to handle and adjust a sidemout equpiment.
Want to take your diving experience further?
If you want some diving classes alternative and lessons or want to know what's best next for your education, take a look at the three options below.
- SSI XR nitrox diving course.
- SSI cave and full cave diving course.
- SSI technical wreck diving course.
You might also be interested in this scuba diving course from another scuba diving agency:
PADI tec sidemount diving course.