PADI Tec Sidemount

PADI Tec Sidemount Diver

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.

If you’re a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives, you qualify to enroll in a Tec Sidemount Diver course. It’s recommended that you also have a PADI Enriched Air Diver certification.

If you currently are a PADI Sidemount diver (recreational specialty) some of what you did with that class will count as credit for Tec Sidemount.


Please note the cost for this class varies depending on if you're doing it standalone, incorporated with a Tec Diver class (40,45 or 50) or have already completed the PADI Recreational Sidemount Diver Specialty course.   Contact the shop for details.   Generally we prefer to incorporate at least with Tec40 as it's the "most bang for your buck & time". 🙂