PADI Sidemount Speciality
Carrying dive bottles on your back is not a requirement to explore the underwater world. Many divers have discovered the pleasure of mounting the bottles to the sides. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and options to achieve a hydrodynamic position. Plus, you won’t have to walk with the heavy bottles on your back – just step into the water, hook them up and you’re done. Does that sound interesting to you? Then, sign up for the PADI Sidemount course.
Course content: In addition to learning the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration, during one confined water dive and three open water dives you’ll learn how to:
- Assemble and properly configure the sidemount diving equipment.
- Adjust your ballast system and sidemount equipment so that you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
- Manage the gas by changing the second stages as planned, if two bottles are carried.
Correctly respond to potential problems diving with sidemount.
Includes: 4 Dives in Cenotes (Caverns); pool training; PADI Sidemount Course Manual; full sidemount equipment; entrances to the cenotes; PADI Certification.
Requirements: A minimum age of 16 years; good state of health; not taking flights at least 18 hours after your last dive; PADI Open Water Certification.
Where will we meet? If you’re in Playa del Carmen’s city center, we’ll pick you up for no extra cost. So, in case you’re staying anywhere else, we’ll have a meeting point.
Get your PADI Open Water diving certification by discovering the world renowned diving destination of Isla Cozumel and the reef of Playa del Carmen.
Take a look at our vimeo channel to see a couple of videos of our dives.