Discover Sidemount, that bit on the side of scuba diving. This is the ideal way for you to experience what sidemount diving has to offer.
For those who have never heard about it before sidemount diving it means that your tank is no longer mounted on your back but under your arm aligned with your body. This configuration makes divers more streamlined and with much easier access to the tank it gives divers quicker response to diving emergencies too. The good thing about Discover Sidemount is that any certified diver can try it before committing to the full course. The Discover Sidemount experience lets you try scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick introduction of the basic skills and principles involved.
During the experience you will be introduced to some of the benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration in our 5.5m diving pool. You will:
– Learn what wearing sidemount diving equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it.
– Find out what it’s like to switch between cylinders to keep them trimmed underwater.
– Get introduced to the basic safety skills and drills you will carry out when you go on to complete the PADI Sidemount Diver course.
All the sidemount equipment you will use is included in the Discover Sidemount experience. We do not include basic equipment such as mask, snorkel and fins as standard, however this can be arranged. We provide you with a Hollis SMS Katana sidemount system, two Ali 80 cylinders, two sidemount regulators and weights.