Padi Tec Sidemount Course


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

The Tec Side mount 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 Side mount Diver course with other open-circuit Technical courses.  

What will you learn?

You’ll learn about the advantages of diving with a Side mount configuration and how to set up a Tec Side mount harness. You’ll get hands-on training during one confined water session and four open water dives. You will start with two tanks and add at least two more.

If you’ve looked into technical diving, you realize that Tec divers always wear more than one tank. Side mount is an increasingly popular way to configure multiple cylinders for technical diving. You can enter the world of Technical diving with the Tec Side mount Diver course. Apply what you learn to other Tec-Rec 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 enrol in a Tec Side mount Diver course. It’s recommended that you also have a PADI Enriched Air certification.




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