Sidemount Diver Specialty PADI Course

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Grow a pair of... tanks with PADI® Sidemount Diver Specialty!

3 days minimum | 4 Open Water Dives


Twice the Air, Twice the Fun!

Challenge yourself and learn a new skill set, use different equipment styles and find a new way to configure your cylinders, either with one tank or two tanks mounted on your side, not on your back!

Sidemount diving is a fantastic way to fine-tune that critical attribute of any good diver – trim, stability, and streamlining!

The best part about the recreational Sidemount diving is getting to grips with a new, more "technically minded" way of diving.


Why diving with Sidemount? 

Sidemount diving offers:

  • An alternative way to streamline the water
  • More accessible equipment than topside
  • Reduce lower back pressure
  • Provides redundant gas supply
  • Ability to monitor all equipment since it's in front of you
  • Increase the gas supply for longer dives
  • Double the tanks, double the air, double your dive time, and double the fun!


Did you know? If you combine Sidemount diving with Nitrox diving, the potential for longer dives is even higher!


Let's earn your PADI® Sidemount Diver Specialty Certification!


During this Specialty Course, you will learn:

  • Set up and configuration of sidemount equipment
  • Gas management, including gas swithcing and out-of-air procedures
  • Work on advanced buoyancy and finning techniques
  • Emergency procedures


Prerequisites - Be a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent
- Be able to swim, medically fit for diving (please read the PADI Medical Form to check that there are no issues. If you answer 'NO' to all the questions then you are OK to start your diving course and there is no need for you to have a medical check.
If you answer 'YES' to any questions, please let me know. In that case, there are some additional questions on page 2 and a medical check-up may be required before starting your course.)

Total time commitment 3 days minimum
Minimum age 15 years old or older


Koh Tao Sidemount Diver Specialty Course package includes: 

  • 4 Sidemount training dives
  • Insurance coverage
  • Rental dive equipment
  • Use of Dive Computers during the course, and Sidemount equipment
  • Use of redundant air supply
  • Spare mask
  • PADI e-material
  • PADI e-card on completion
  • Complimentary refreshments, coffee, fruit and snacks on our diving boat



Get credit!

The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

Every PADI Specialty certification you earn counts towards the prestigious Master Scuba Diver rating.


Any concern? Don't worry, we are here to support you and answer all of your questions.

You have not dived for a while and feel that your knowledge and skills are rusty.

We suggest you start with a Refresher Course in our on-site pool.

This quick course will re-visit your dive theory/safety and will include essential dive skills circuit, diving hand signals, and equipment setup. 

By the end of your refresher, you'll feel much more confident to enjoy your training dives.

Get in touch to arrange your refresher today!


IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving

When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.


The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.

If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.

Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.

Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.

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