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PADI Sidemount Diver Course

PADI Sidemount Diver in Pattaya

PADI Sidemount Diver Course in Pattaya

Mermaids Dive Center introducing very popular in Thailand Sidemount Diver Course. This course has increased in popularity, not only among cave divers but also among those who interested in technical and recreational diving.

The PADI Sidemount diver course teaches a unique way of buoyancy control resulting in a more streamlined profile that reduces drag making fining and moving through the water easier and more efficient.You’ll attain a greater comfort level as side mount equipment and harness can be custom fit to each diving individual, accommodating divers of all shapes and sizes. Safety and assistance skills how to help any divers with any disabilities, as you carry the cylinder(s) separate from your harness to the water. Whilst within the water you would then attach your cylinders and weights, making the entries and exits to dive sites much easier.

You’ll learn safer options in terms of air management as you have an easier access to your cylinder valves, first stages and alternate regulator should a problem arise. The course teaches you how to configure equipment learning that one harness and BCD does it all.

This statement is now true as the same sidemount equipment you use, can be used for more advanced types of diving i.e wreck, technical and cave diving.

 Find a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the PADI Sidemount Diver course. Sidemount diving offers:

  • an alternative way to streamline in the water
  • easier equipment transportation when topside
  • reduced lower back strain
  • provides redundant gas supply
  • ability to monitor all equipment because it’s in front of you
  • increased gas supply for longer dives

Because you are able to move the cylinder from your back to your side, it instantly takes the pressure off of your back and gives you more flexibility to move and enjoy your dive.  Plus, you don’t have to walk to the dive site with the cylinders on your back. You can enter the water and clip them on and go.

Apeks Sidemount set
Apeks Sidemount set

Prerequisites:  

  •  PADI Open Water Diver
  •  At least 15 years old

You can easily combine sidemount diving with any other PADI Specialty you have take. Sidemount diver is a 2 day course with no classroom, just diving. Contact us for your PADI Sidemount course in Pattaya today!

We currently have 4 active PADI Sidemount Course instructors available at out dive center in Jomtien.

Mermaids Dive Center is an authorized Apeks Sidemount set retailer in Pattaya and you could buy your own set at our dive shop in Pattaya