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SIDEMOUNT PADI Sidemount Diver Course

PADI Sidemount Diver Course with Dive Force

Find a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the PADI Sidemount Diver course. Sidemount diving offers:

  • an alternative way to streamline in the water
  • easier equipment transportation when topside
  • reduced lower back strain
  • provides redundant gas supply
  • ability to monitor all equipment because it’s in front of you
  • increased gas supply for longer dives

Because you are able to move the cylinder from your back to your side, it instantly takes the pressure off of your back and gives you more flexibility to move and enjoy your dive. Plus, you don’t have to walk to the dive site with the cylinders on your back. You can enter the water and clip them on and go.

At Dive Force we have focused on single cylinder sidemount configurations for leisure divers using coventional equipment wherever possible. We will work with you to develop a configuration to suit you.


  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • At least 15 years old

You can easily combine sidemount diving with any other PADI Specialty you have take. Contact Dive Force to sign up for the PADI Sidemount course today!


Logistics & Cost

There is a classroom session to review theory and to develop your personal set-up. A pool session to practise skills and prepare for three open water dives which can be completed in a single day. Discuss choice of diving location with your Dive Force Instructor.

Depending on your selection, your instructior may require you to do a pool dive before completing your adventure dives in open water. 

Cost: £250  includes manual and all required equipment (excluding transportation and site entry fees)

Additional materials:

  • Wall certificate: £5