Sidemount

SDI Open Water Sidemount Diver
SDI’s Open Water Sidemount Diver Specialty is a must for any sport diver wishing to use this increasingly popular equipment configuration.  It teaches students how to safely utilize side-mounted primary cylinders as an alternative to the traditional back-mounted method.
Prerequisites:
Open water diver, 18 years (or 15 with parental consent).
Course: (3 Days)1 confined water and 4 open water dives
Includes:
sidemount equipment and certification fees
Price:
$550.00 with Open Water Diver certification and 25 logged dives

TDI Sidemount Diver
TDI’s Sidemount Diver specialty teaches students how to safely utilize side-mounted primary cylinders as an alternative to the traditional back-mounted method. This course takes students through the specific techniques, planning procedures and skills that set side-mounted cylinder diving apart from the traditional back-mounted method. TDI’s Sidemount Diver Specialty is a useful stand-alone course for the technical diver who wants to become more skilled and proficient with different gear configurations regardless of if he intends to use sidemount all the time.  The course may also be taught in conjunction with any of TDI’s other open circuit specialty courses, on the condition that all prerequisites and standards applicable to both courses are fully met.
Course:
(3 Days)
Includes:
sidemount equipment and certification fees
Price:
$750.00 with prior Open Water Diver certification and 25 logged dives

TDI Advanced Sidemount Diver
The Advanced Sidemount Diver training course develops the skills and knowledge required for diving in a side mounted configuration with multiple side mounted cylinders to be used for staging or decompression. The diver will be trained to manage the additional equipment load associated with using multiple cylinders, gas management, advanced dive planning, staging procedures and management of potential in water malfunctions.
Course: (5 days) 6 sidemount dives
Includes: sidemount equipment and certification fees
Price: $1250.00 with prior TDI Sidemount certification
*Note: This is an upper level, equipment and skill intensive training program. The diver also understands that further training in the use of DPV’s and Multi Stage procedures is necessary before use in an overhead environment.

TDI Sidemount Cave Diver
The Sidemount Cave Diver training course further develops the skills and knowledge required for sidemount diving within the overhead environment. The diver will be trained to utilize side mounted cylinder configurations to remove and replace a cylinder to pass a restriction that may not otherwise be passed utilizing conventional twin cylinders in an underwater overhead environment.
Course: (5 days) 6 sidemount cave dives
Includes: Cave equipment and certification fees
Price: $1250.00 with prior TDI Cave and TDI Sidemount certifications
*Note: This is an advanced level, equipment and skill intensive training program. The diver also understands that further training in the use of DPV’s and Multi Stage procedures is necessary before use in an overhead environment.

Advanced Sidemount Cave Diver
The Advanced Sidemount Cave Diver training course further develops the skills and knowledge required for sidemount diving within an extreme overhead environment. The diver will be trained to utilize unmounted and no-mount mounted cylinders to pass major restrictions upon both entry and exit that may not otherwise be passed with side mounted cylinders.
Course: (5 days) 6 sidemount cave dives
Includes: sidemount equipment and certification fees
Price: $1250.00 with prior TDI Sidemount Cave certification
*Note: This is an advanced level, equipment and skill intensive training program. The diver also understands that further training in the use of DPV’s and Multi Stage procedures is necessary before use in an overhead environment.

Sidemount Stage Cave Diver
The TDI Stage Cave Diver training course helps develop the skills necessary to utilize stage cylinders in a cave or overhead environment. Stage cave diving may become necessary to extend penetration distance or time during exploration or surveying activities or just to stay a little longer in the system. Skills include but are not limited to management of multiple stage cylinders in both visibility and zero visibility situations while maintaining contact with a guideline utilizing anti-entanglement techniques, gas management for extended penetrations, decompression management, emergency procedures, buoyancy, trim and propulsion while utilizing multiple stages all while focusing on streamline positioning and management of the additional cylinders.
Course: (5 days) 6 staged cave dives
Includes: cave diving equipment, and certification fees
Price: $1,250.00 with prior TDI Full Cave and Advanced Nitrox diver certification or equivalent

Sidemount Cave Exploration and Survey
The TDI Cave Exploration and Survey training course helps to develop the skills necessary during exploration and surveying activities. This course includes procedures utilizing ropes with various pulley or ascending systems, emergency evacuation procedures, GPS navigation, compass and line navigation, exploration techniques, advanced line laying, mapping and cartography, surveying techniques and advanced gas management. This course is a skill intensive course and includes 2/3 days of dry land training.
Course: (5 days)
Includes: cave diving equipment and certification fees
Price: $1250.00 with prior TDI Full Cave or equivalent
*CCR: This course may be completed while utilizing CCR if CCR Full Cave certified
*Note: Advanced Nitrox & Stage Cave diver or Technical Cave diver certifications are recommended

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*Cenote fee’s are an additional $25 a day.

*Manuals: $40.00

*Note: Decompression gases and Helium are charged by the fill.

*If you wish to dive in Xcalak or Cozumel additional fees apply please contact us for pricing.

Note concerning all courses: Please come prepared to earn your certification we reserve the right to increase the amount of time and/or dives to bring your skills to an acceptable level at additional cost to you. Additional days are charged at $250.00 per day this price includes all required training, equipment.

**All students pay for training not certification**
                                                                                                                                                                    

Posted 09/03/2011 by Sirius Diving