WHEN ONE TANK IS NOT ENOUGH
PADI TEC SIDEMOUNT
Who SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE
If you’ve looked into technical diving, you realize that tec divers always wear more than one tank. Sidemount is an increasingly popular way to configure multiple cylinders for technical diving. You can enter the world of tec diving with the Tec Sidemount Diver course and apply what you learn to other TecRec courses. Your instructor may offer to integrate this course with the Tec 40, Tec 45 or Tec 50 courses.
Step 1 – Theory Lesson
In the PADI Tec Sidemount Diver course, besides learning basic sidemount diving planning, knowledge and skills, you’ll learn additional skills specific to tec diving in sidemount. Beyond what’s covered in the PADI Sidemount Diver course, the following will be covered in your PADI Tec Sidemount Diver course;
- Tec sidemount equipment
- Tec sidemount setup (two main cylinders and how to set up and wear two or more stage/deco cylinders)
- Tec gas management in sidemount
- Removing, replacing and handling stage/deco cylinders in sidemount
- Gas supply emergencies in tec sidemount
Classroom session are conducted on any Monday from 6.30pm to 10pm at our dive school
Step 2 – POOL Lesson
For PADI Tec Sidemount Diver Course, there will be a total of 2 pool training sessions. During the training, you will learn to dive with 4 to 6 cylinders, typically 2 cylinders of working gas and 2 deco bottle, and standardized rig with the signature long hose set-up.
Adequate buoyancy control is expected from the beginning of the training. Should you have doubts regarding your level of buoyancy control, do speak to our in-house tecrec instructor for an evaluation or consider the T.A.P Course to improve your fundamental skill sets before embarking on the Tec pool training.
You will master skills such as S-Drill, handling of deco bottles, gas switching and various manoeuvres. Problem solving in emergencies will also be practised repeatedly to ensure that they are engrained in your muscle memory. Lastly, you will identify the changes in your buoyancy throughout various pressure in your diving cylinders and make changes to pinpoint accuracy.
The pool sessions are conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm to 10pm and should you need additional lessons, that can be arranged on any other Wednesday evenings as well. The pool sessions are conducted over at Outram Secondary School.
outram secondary school
Step 3 – OCEAN DIVES
When you are done with your theory and pool training, it is time to decide where you would want to go to complete your 5 required ocean dives. Orpheus Dive offers many different packages catering to your budget and also your need for comfort and experience. Local Diving Course – Designed for divers who wants to obtain their certification without leaving the country. The visibility around Singapore water is not the best in Asia, with an average underwater visibility of about 3 to 4 metres. The 4 required ocean dives are conducted over two seperate weekends on Sunday mornings. Budget Tioman Trips – Designed for divers who wants to be trained by our experienced instructors but do not wish to have all the comfort and ease of diving. Please note, such packages requires almost a total 10 hours per way. The chalets in such packages are generally quad sharing (two twin sharing beds) in a “rustic” wooden chalets. DO NOT EXPECT ANY FORM OF SERVICES from the chalets in this package. Bali Weekend Getaway – Designed for divers who can take 1.5 days off from work. Bali as a diving destination is renowned and the bungalows we used are designed for comfort for 2 divers. All we have gotten as reviews from divers are “Value for Money”, “Great Diving”, “Much better than the tiring Tioman Trips” and “Extreme luxurious trip at affordable prices”. Liveaboard Diving from Singapore – For divers who want the comfort without taking off from work, another option we provide are liveaboard departing from Singapore. Whilst liveaboard is not as comfortable as our Bali trips, it is significantly much better than the budget Tioman trips as well.
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. (or equivalent certification)
- 30 logged dives.
THOUSANDS OF DIVERS CAN’T BE WRONG
Being of the oldest PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre in Singapore with more than thousands of divers certified under our centre since 2000, we have grown to become one of the biggest standalone dive centre here in Singapore.
With a full retail arm, opening 7 days week, we have been serving divers with all their diving needs, from all levels of PADI Recreational Scuba and Technical Diving courses, full retail with major popular dive brands and a team of trained technicials (and also Instructors) to serve you.
PADI TECREC COURSES
Technical (tec) diving means going beyond recreational scuba diving limits. But, tec divers will tell you that it’s really about the challenge and adventure of exploring places that no one else has ever seen. Tec diving is not for everyone, but it does attract experienced divers who want to go beyond their current limits and are willing to accept the added risks, training, investment and commitment it demands. If this is you, then PADI TecRec courses are your ticket to extreme adventure.