This is a recreational side mount course designed to teach student-divers how to dive using two scuba cylinders. Students learn more in detail about side mount diving through their textbooks and/or elearnings. First students practice diving side-mount in confined water and do two open sea dives to complete the course.
• minimum 15 years old;
• logged 25 dives;
• Nitrox Diver certification; and
• Advanced Diver certification.
What You’ll Learn
This course provides divers with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to gain experience and minimize risk while conducting open water dives utilizing a sidemount scuba equipment configuration within the no decompression limits. Students learn side-mount equipment configurations, correct ballasting and buoyancy control for side-mounted cylinders;, water entry and exit procedures, including side-mounted cylinder attachment considerations, buoyancy requirements for underwater cylinder removal and replacement, gas management with independent cylinders, gas sharing with side-mounted
cylinders, task loading, stress, and perceptual narrowing.
The Fun Part
Getting to don, use, practice with side-mount equipment for the first time, and dive longer than usual underwater is exciting.
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