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.