We are the only Dive Centre in the South East offering the latest PADI training programme for recreational and technical diving – SideMount Diving. Evolved from the technical cave diving community, this is such a safe and easy way of diving that it has now taken off as a system and technique that recreational divers can use to provide extra gas / time underwater.
The SideMount system offers you diving with totally separate sources of gas and can be used on any course beyond Advanced Open Water. One unique advantage that stems directly from cave diving is enhanced streamlining for penetration on wreck dives. SideMount skills & kit can also be used on all TEC programs 40-90m.
The course covers a variety of skills within recreational limits :
Dive Planning and Organization
SideMount Rig Set-Up
Long Hose Out-Of-Air drills
Gas Shut-Down drills
Buoyancy and Trim
There is a pool orientation dive to introduce skills & kit : available every Tues & Thurs evening.
Course completion involves Three Dives in Open Water – choose your site : Holborough – Stoney – Chepstow ?
There is a technical diver add on option for qualified technical divers.
Full SideMount kit will be supplied for the duration of the course.