What is the basic sidemount course?

Does a backmount configuration limit you? Do you dream of full freedom of movement and not having to carry heavy cylinders on your back? You’ve come to the right place! The sidemount configuration is just for you. As the name suggests, in this configuration, the cylinders are positioned on the sides, along the diver’s body. Thanks to the basic sidemount course, you will gain greater mobility underwater, a streamlined appearance, put less strain on your spine, and additionally, you will learn to operate the cylinders in such a way that you will be able to fit into every place underwater, even the smallest, as the backmount set will not limit you.


• minimum age: 15 years

• Open Water Diver certificate

• medical form

Before starting the course, you must fill out a medical form or present medical examinations confirming no contraindications to diving.

During the course you will learn:

  • learn sidemount equipment configuration techniques and systems
  • what the sidemount configuration is
  • together with the instructor, step by step adjust your diving equipment
  • learn communication techniques and signals
  • learn all the necessary procedures and also practice emergency situations
  • learn how to properly enter the water from the shore and from a boat
  • and many other skills that cannot be described in a few words – to put it briefly – you must try it!

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