The Sidemount Diver course teaches students how to utilize side-mounted primary cylinders as an alternative to the traditional back-mounted method.
Two separate courses are covered within this on-line program, the SDI Sidemount Diver course and the TDI Sidemount Diver course. Whether to take this course through Scuba Diving International (SDI) or Technical Diving International (TDI) will depend on your past training and experience, along with your future goals. If, for example, you have no prior technical diver training and experience, and you do not anticipate exceeding accepted sport diving limits, you will most likely take this course through SDI. On the other hand, if you see yourself doing technical dives or if you are interested in diving in overhead environments, you may decide on the TDI Sidemount Diver course.
Emphasis on this course is placed upon gear familiarity and sidemount diving skills and techniques.
The ability and confidence to provide aid and assistance to another person is the true measure of a qualified rescue diver. There are an almost infinite number of scenarios that can require a practiced response to help another diver in trouble. Diving is conducted in a variety of settings, each with their own specific situations that can dictate how we interact to provide that help. How a diver deals with these situations can mean the difference between a smooth learned response to stress that neutralizes the problem… or allows it to escalate into panic or survival lessons.
This course provides the information to help you learn and master independent diver skills for self-help as well as being able to assess and respond to others. read more →
Open Water Diver Course
Start Learning to Dive Today – SDI makes it possible for you to complete all of the academic requirements for your entry-level diver certification on line. You can get started right now and, when you are done, complete your in-water skill-development sessions and final open-water training dives in Cornwall with Atlantic Scuba. read more →