Padi Tec Sidemount Course


Dive with 4 cylinders for extended dive times.

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Tec Sidemount:

Tec Sidemount gives you the opportunity to dive with 4 cylinders for extended dive times.

The Tec Sidemount Diver course is a great way to get started into technical diving because the skills you learn in this course will train you to handle multiple cylinders on a single dive. You can combine what you learn in the Tec Sidemount Diver course with other open-circuit Tec courses that you take, or certifications you’ve already earned, to take advantage of Sidemount cylinder configuration and handling advantages

  • What will you learn?

You’ll learn about the advantages of diving with a Sidemount configuration and how to set up a Tec Sidemount harness. You’ll get hands-on training during one confined water session and four open water dives where you’ll start with two tanks and add at least two more, maybe even getting to six side mounted cylinders.

If you’ve looked into technical diving, you realize that Tec divers always wear more than one tank. Sidemount is an increasingly popular way to configure multiple cylinders for technical diving. You can enter the world of Tec diving with the Tec Sidemount Diver course and apply what you learn to other TecRec courses. Your instructor may offer to integrate this course with the Tec 40 / 45 or 50 courses.



  • If you’re a Padi Advanced Open Water diver, at least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives, you qualify to enroll in a Tec Sidemount Diver course. It’s recommended that you also have a Padi Enriched Air certification.