Who this TDI course is for:
The SDI or TDI diver looking to expand their in-water skills and techniques
The certified diver who has interest in moving forward with technical diving education and expanding their equipment configuration options
(these requirements must be met prior to commencement of training):
Minimum age 18inimum certification of SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent
What you can expect to learn:
The TDI Sidemount Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more!
Gas matching procedures to include dissimilar volumes, gas management utilizing independent cylinders, psychological considerations of technical diving, equipment considerations including, communication (light and hand signals), problem solving in a sidemount configuration, diving in tight or confined spaces, conservation, water entries/exits, s-drills specific to sidemount diving.
Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:
Demonstrate various propulsion techniques such as the frog kick, modified frog kick, modified flutter kick, backwards kick, helicopter turns, and hand pulling if appropriate for the environment.
Demonstrate adequate buoyancy control; ability to hover at a fixed position in water column without moving hands or feet
Demonstrate adequate trim; ability to maintain proper position during the descent, bottom, and ascent portion of the dive
Demonstrate the ability to perform the following exercises while maintaining trim and buoyancy in the water column:
Unclipping and attaching sidemount cylinders
Perform gas switches with and without a mask
Demonstrate the ability to safely manage gas in independent cylinders
Demonstrate conservation, awareness, and back referencing techniques
Deploy a lift bag
Carry additional cylinders is optional in this course
What’s in it for you?
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in sidemount diving activities without direct supervision so long as the following limits are adhered to:
The diving activities approximate those of training
The areas of activities approximate those of training
Planned dives do not exceed diver’s current certification level
TDI Sidemount Diver minimum certification requirements:
Perform all land drills and dive requirements safely and efficiently
Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
Maintain an appropriate level of awareness and respect for the environment
Log all training dives
Do your course registration with us, and receive your eLearning code(or start direct online) .
Before you meet with us, you need to finnish the complete Online part.
Course Cost: $139.95 USD for eLearning only. Pool and open water training not included. Contact us for full course cost.