The IANTD Open Water Side Mount Diver course is designed to familiarise the diver with Side Mount configurations and diving.
Upon certification, you will be certified as an Open Water Side Mount Diver. This qualification has no limits associated with it, but simply qualifies you to dive to your current highest open circuit qualification, but in Side Mount. You may also attend future open circuit courses in Side Mount configuration.
You should be qualified as an Advanced Open Water diver, or equivalent and have completed at least 25 logged dives.
Ideally, you will already possess a suitable Side Mount harness & wing suitable for open water diving, along with 2 cylinders (minimum 7 litres) and regulators.
The IANTD Sidemount Diver course is £250.00 per person.
This price includes the training and materials outlined above. Certification costs are also included (providing certification criteria are met).
The following are not included in the course fee: Dive Site costs (inc. entry, accommodation, food, travel etc.), Gas and Sofnolime (if appropriate).
The IANTD Open Water Side Mount Diver course runs over 2 days. Emphasis is spent on in water skills and experience. Working around the required 5 dives, you will also complete a number of workshops and dry skills sessions
Course sessions can be structured to run consecutively or split over a number of sessions.
EVALUATION & ASSESSMENT
Evaluation on the IANTD Open Water Side Mount Diver course is continuous. Throughout the training days you will be assessed on your skills, performance and attitude. You will also complete a multi-choice exam during the course.
With IANTD Training is purchased, Certification is earned, meaning that you must meet the certification requirements and standards before it is issued. Extra training days can be added if needed.
WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
If you are interested in attending an IANTD Sidemount Diver course then please get in touch and we will provide you with our next course dates and a booking form.
Once you have completed the IANTD Sidemount Diver you will be able to work towards the following courses: