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TEC SIDEMOUNT DIVER Tec Sidemount Diver Course

Tec Sidemount Diver Course

Tec Sidemount offers the same benefits as the PADI Sidemount Diver course but gives you the opportunity to dive with 2+ cylinders for extended dive times.

The Tec Sidemount Diver course is a great way to get started into technical diving because of the skills you learn in this course will train you to handle multiple cylinders on a single dive. You can combine what you learn in the Tec Sidemount Diver course with other open-circuit tec courses that you take or certifications you’ve already earned, to take advantage of side mounted cylinder configuration and handling advantages.


  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization
  • Have logged 30 or more dives
  • Participants must be at least 18 years old
  • Before participants take part they must fill out Galaxsea's Application and Medical Forms 

What You Learn

You’ll learn about the advantages of diving with a sidemount configuration and how to set up a tec sidemount harness. You’ll get hands-on training during one confined water session and four open water dives where you’ll start with two tanks and add at least two more, maybe even getting to six side-mounted cylinders.

The Scuba Gear You'll Use

You’ll use full side mounted technical equipment and you may also look at using stage/decompression cylinders. Your Tec Sidemount Instructor may also introduce you to using trimix on the last open water dive.

The Fun Part

It's side mounting, so if the amazing feel of flying though the water is not enough. You will enjoy playing with the varies Tec configurations.

The Learning Materials You'll Need

The Tec Side mount Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to tech sidemount diving, emergency procedures, decompression and stage cylinder handling and gas planning. The pack includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tech diving adventures.


 Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!