The PADI Tec Sidemount Diver course covers the use of sidemount configuration for technical diving. It has been developed for recreational divers who want to use sidemount as the enter open-circuit tec diving, as well as for experienced tec divers who want to transition to sidemount.
To qualify for the PADI Tec Sidemount Diver course a diver needs to be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization), have 30 or more dives logged and be at least 18 years old. Being certified as a PADI Enriched Air Diver certification is also recommended.
The PADI Tec Sidemount Diver course is now part of PADI’sTecRec training series. PADI Tec Sidemount Diver is primarily intended for two types of divers:
The course includes a practical application session on equipment set up, a confined water dive and four open water dives.