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Sidemount

Sidemount Diving is a special form of tank configuration in either openwater or cave diving and is becoming more popular for divers worldwide and here in Mexico at ProTec Dive Centers in Tulum & Playa del Carmen. There are many values of sidemount diving. This style of diving is not only for explorers who are looking to squeeze through small areas but all openwater and cave divers alike for reasons such as availability of single tanks over doubles and ease of walking or carrying single tanks over doubles. Sidemount diver training is not only for the cave diver available but or openwater divers too who wish to extend their bottom time with larger volume and or extra tanks. There are a number of good articles relating to Sidemount diving on our Blog. Please have a look.

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Sidemount training comes in three levels.

The Openwater Sidemount diver training level is for divers who like to dive Sidemount in the openwater or want to enter a intro to cave or full cave course in Sidemount configuration. If you like to go into a full cave diver program and want to do it in Sidemount a openwater Sidemount certification is prerequisite. The openwater Sidemount diver course takes a minimum of four days to complete. We teach you in any Sidemount gear you may own. If you don't own your personal Sidemount diving gear you can use our STEALTH Sidemount rental gear free of charge for the duration of your training program.

The Basic cave Sidemount diver training level is for divers who are already full cave diver or technical cave diver certified and would like to change their configuration from double tank cave diving to Sidemount cave diving. The basic cave Sidemount diver course takes a minimum of four days to complete. We teach you in any Sidemount gear you may own. If you don't own your personal Sidemount diving gear you can use our STEALTH Sidemount rental gear free of charge for the duration of your training program.

The Advanced cave Sidemount diver training level is for experienced cave divers who dive caves in Sidemount configuration and are basic Sidemount or openwater Sidemount certified. The caves we dive in this training program are getting real small real quick. Nothing for the claustrophobic !. The advanced cave Sidemount diver course takes a minimum of three days to complete. We teach you in any Sidemount gear you may own. If you don't own your personal Sidemount diving gear you can use our STEALTH Sidemount rental gear free of charge for the duration of your training program.

Openwater Sidemount diving →

Openwater Sidemount - The liberation of Sidemount diving in terms of feeling free of tanks combined with the independent tank redundancy, larger gas volume, logistically easier to handle than double tanks and the availability of single tanks worldwide have brought the world of Sidemount diving into the openwater.
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Basic cave Sidemount diving →

The basic cave Sidemount course is designed for the trained cave diver who is looking for advanced cave diver training in different equipment configurations and diving techniques. The Sidemount configuration canbe used to have access to smaller cave systems or passages as well as tank availability on single tanks is...
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Advanced cave Sidemount diving →

After completion of your full cave course in Sidemount or being a full cave diver in double tanks and then completing the basic cave Sidemount training program you are ready for advanced cave Sidemount diving.
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