PADI Sidemount Diver

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Divers with double scuba cylinders mounted on the side during PADI Sidemount Diver specialty course Thailand

PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course Thailand

Price from: 11,900 THB

Course duration: 2 Days | 4 Dives

The new PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course teaches divers how to configure and use one or two cylinders mounted at their sides instead of on their backs. 

This specialty is recreational in scope, including no-stop dives. Maximum depth 18-30 meters/60-100 feet, depending on diver training/experience.



  • PADI Open Water Diver

  • Min 15 years old

Benefits of sidemount diving



Most sidemount configurations allow a diver to fine tune equipment fit and trim during the dive to enhance streamlining and body position. Using side mounted cylinders can reduce drag and help to better control environmental contact when compared with using back mounted twin cylinders.



A diver has easy access to the regulator first stage(s) and tank valve(s) during the dive, because they’re positioned in front of the diver instead of behind the diver’s head.


Back relief

Divers with back problems may find relief by mounting cylinder(s) on their sides.


On/Off in the water

Divers who have challenges supporting cylinder weight out of the water may find side mounted cylinder(s) simpler to use and easier to put on in the water.


Redundant gas supply

With two-cylinder sidemount, a diver can handle a low or out-of-gas problem by switching to the second cylinder.


Redundant gas delivery system

With two cylinder sidemount, a diver can handle a regulator failure by switching to the second regulator.


Ease of use topside

Carrying two smaller cylinders can be easier than carrying one large cylinder (or backmounted twin cylinders) to and from the dive site.


Maximize time

For divers who run out of gas long before approaching no decompression limits, side mounted cylinders provide a comfortable option to increase air supply and maximize bottom time; especially when using enriched air.

2-Day course options

1 Pool +

3 Beach Dives

Price: 11,900 THB

1 Pool +

3 Boat Dives

Price: 14,500 THB

Training in Phuket | Recreational Sidemount Diver

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