In Sidemount diving the air cylinders are mounted alongside the diver, below the shoulders and along the hips, instead of on the back of the diver. But Sidemount diving is more than a configuration of equipment. During the Sidemount Diving Course you will experience a new and sometimes preferred way of diving. You will experience the ease of not having a cylinder on your back during the dive. It will allow you for better trim, buoyancy, air consumption, and overall safer diving.
Gas management does become a bit more complex. You see, each tank depends on the other and we need to understand some theoretical concepts here. However sidemount diving is actually safer as emergency management becomes easier. This is because you can access the air valves right in front of you.
But the most beautiful part of sidemount diving is that your cylinders are aligned with your body and therefore, your direction of travel. This makes diving much more relaxed and comfortable. It’s undeniably this feeling of freedom and weightlessness that every sidemount divers loves.
Sign up for our SSI Sidemount Diving Course and experience the feeling of being one with the water and being able to move through it freely in any orientation.
At Nico Dives Cools we want you to have the best learning experience possible. This is why we keep our student ratios to dive instructors extremely low. Compared to other large dive centres you get a highly personalised course and diving practice experience. Very often our experience diving instructor will only teach one student at a time. In general we prefer to have no more than two students per instructor so we can assure a quality education. Also, this is the key reasons why Nico Dives Cool has such an amazing 5-Star reputation amongst its customers. Having said that we can be flexible if you want to do your course with several people. Simply let us know your preferences and we will make sure that you have a fantastic learning experience.
On the day of your diving course we will pick you up from your hotel and later drop you off too. On the first day of the course we will focus on understanding the theory and how to assemble the sidemount equipment. Additionally we will go practice using all gear in the pool. The second day will include skills practice in open water.