TDI Sidemount

TDI Sidemount

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TDI Sidemount

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

The certified diver looking to use a sidemount cylinder instead of the standard back mount unit.

COURSE PREREQUISITES

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

  • WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT TO LEARN

    The course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

    • Gas management utilizing independent cylinders
    • Cylinder options
    • Regulator options
    • Buoyancy compensator device (BCD)/harness options
    • Proper weighting
    • Hand signals
    • Problem-solving
    • Gas-sharing
    • Gas hemorrhages
    • Shore water entries
    • Boat water entries
    • S-Drills (specific to sidemount)

    Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

  • Plan dive.
  • Test and check all equipment (depth gauges, bottom timers/watches and computers).
  • Familiarization with area Descend to planned depth and not exceed any pre-planned limits.
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely manage gas in independent cylinders.
  • Monitor depth/time/air consumption, figure all times on slate.
  • Demonstrate ability to control buoyancy.
  • Attaching sidemount cylinders while out of water, on the surface standing on the bottom, on the surface in water too deep to stand, at depth.
  • Perform gas switches.
  • Perform safety stops.

  • WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

    Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in sidemount diving activities without direct supervision, provided the following limits are adhered to:

  • Safety stops as appropriate
  • Planned dives do not exceed the diver’s current certification level
  • Also, the SDI Sidemount Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to achieve the SDI Advanced Diver Development program.

    REQUIREMENTS

  • Perform all land drills and open water dive requirements safely and efficiently.
  • Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution.
  • Log all dives.
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