Sidemount Instructor

This course trains you to teach the standardized PADI recreational sidemount diver course.

Prerequisites: 
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • Medical release signed by physician
Equipment Required: 
  • Two first and second stage regulators with SPG for configured for sidemount
    • One with a seven foot hose for air sharing
  • Approved sidemount harness (dual bladder or dual wings unless drysuit diving)
  • Dive computer (single or multi-gas), and either back-up computer or timer & depth gauge
  • Back-up decompression information (computer, dive tables, etc.)
  • Exposure protection (dry suit use requires prior dry suit diving experience)
  • Weight system (if needed)
  • Lights as necessary, including primary and backup
  • Jon line (for current diving environments)
  • Two Slates (1 wrist-type)
  • Z-knife and back-up cutting device
  • Spare clips, pull-ties, tank wrap bands & other rigging accessories
Equipment Provided: 
  • Two primary cylinders at least 80cuft
  • Weights
  • Computer with decompression software
  • Oxygen analyzer
  • Emergency Oxygen & first aid kit
  • Contents labels
  • Forms & support materials
Course Structure: 

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Certification Limits: 

Teach the PADI recreational sidemount diver course.