Sidemount Diving originates from Cave Diving, often credited to the sump divers of the UK, who needed to reduce their profile to move past tight restrictions. The configuration has certainly evolved from it’s roots, and is now commonly seen in overhead environments, and open water.
Past the obvious advantages it provides cavern, cave and wreck divers, it also has some benefits to open water divers as well. Increased mobility, problem solving, and less back strain, on top of all of that it’s just plain fun.
These two day programs include equipment workshops, confined and open water dives. If you have your own equipment, it is highly recommended to use it for this course.
- Benefits of Sidemount
- Basic Sidemount Configuration
- Diving Sidemount
- Sidemount Problems
- Equipment Workshops
Before attending the course students are required to have a medical screening by a licensed physician, you will need to present the course director a signed medical clearance form before any training.
You must be at least 15 years old, and hold a Open Water, or higher, certification.
All course materials are included in the cost of your course.
The cost of your training is 11,000 PHP, this includes rental equipment, however it is highly recommended you bring your own, part of the course is correctly configuring the gear, having your own is a big advantage.
We have a limited number of twin bed fan dormitory rooms for 2500 PHP per person, per week. These come with a kitchenette and bathroom, simple backpacker style.
If you prefer something else we work with a number of local resorts and hotels, or you might like to check services like, AirBNB we can help with local information if needed.
A typical hotel room starts from 1500 per night and up, the average would be around 2000 PHP. A typical self service monthly rental room or studio from 10,000 PHP and up, the average around 15000 PHP per month.
See here for more information on accommodation.
Contact the Course Director as early as possible, we can only accept a limited number of students on to each program, it is wise to book your preferred date in advance.