SINGAPORE PADI SIDEMOUNT DIVER COURSE
WHO IS IT FOR
For divers who are looking for a more streamlined and efficient way of diving, Sidemount diving is the next generation of diving. However, this course requires a lot of commitment from the diver on course and it is not a course for adding on to your card collection.
Re-teaching and realigning your concept on trimming, the correct method of using appropriate diving equipment, and the importance of becoming a truly independent and self-reliant diver are some of the attributes we have instilled into the PADI Sidemount Scuba Diver Course.
HOW : Before signing up for any PADI Scuba Diving courses, each participant would have to declare that they are relatively fit and does not require medical clearance. To understand what is needed, please download the medical form.
WHAT : You will need to have received Basic training certification from any other diving agencies as well.
NOTE : If you have not been diving for more than 6 months, a scuba refresher prior to any in-water activities is recommended.
HOW : The sidemount course theory is broken into two portions. Online and Offline. During the online portion, we will be going through the required theory. The offline portion is a practical session on the equipment setup.
WHAT : Our instructor will go through the completed knowledge reviews with you online during zoom.
WHEN : The online zoom class can be arranged with our instructor at your own convenience but the offline class, can only be done on weekdays, from Tuesday to Friday.
REQUIRED POOL DIVES
HOW : This is the fun portion. New toys, new skills. A huge portion of the course requires us to part with the knowledge of diving in twins and long hose configuration. You will be surprised how stable you feel in water with this. S-Drills and diving in teams will be covered in detail during this phase.
WHAT : You will be required to complete all pool training before heading out for your ocean dives.
WHEN : Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
REQUIRED OCEAN DIVES
HOW : You will be required to complete four ocean dives up to 18 meters during your course. The evaluation for your course is based on your ability to combined both theory and skills taught to you prior.
WHAT : At this level, all skills are constantly practiced and evaluated, again and again, to ensure muscle memory is enabled.
WHEN : The 4 required dives will be conducted on 2 separate weekends in Singapore local diving.
EQUIPMENT YOU WILL BE USING
SIDEMOUNT SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
The PADI Sidemount Scuba Diving Course requires very specialized hardware. Using appropriate sidemounting equipment, coupled with custom hardware, allow divers to pick up skills relatively faster than using makeshift equipment. Our training department has acquired some of the more reputable brands such as Xdeep, Scubapro, Apeks and Atomic for our PADI Sidemount Training Courses.
- 2 pool sessions (max of 2 students)
- 4 dives over 2 days of diving in Pulau Hantu (max 2 students)
- Rental – XDeep Stealth Tec BCD
- Rental – Scubapro, Apeks or Atomic Completed Sidemount Regulator
- Rental – Scubapro Jetfins (FOC)
- PADI Sidemount Training Manual
- Theory Lessons
- Certification and Instructor Fees
- Any land transfers to training destinations
- Food and drinks
- Dive Insurance
- Basic Diving Equipment