Recreational Sidemount Diving

Recreational Sidemount Diving

“Experience the freedom and flexibility of diving sidemount”


Perfect trim

Recreational Sidemount Diving is the norm in wreck and cave diving and sidemount equipment configuration is now being discovered by more and more divers. The simple, pleasant and weightless dive without the burden of the diving equipment to weigh down on your back – who wouldn’t want to experience this?

To make these kinds of dives safely, it requires special training. Unfortunately, these dives are often carried out without the necessary preparation and knowledge, which often leads to a safety risk. Therefore, it is necessary to have the knowledge, skills, and training to make Recreational Side Mount dives safely.

You will learn everything about the background, history, benefits, and equipment of sidemount diving. In practice, you will learn how to configure your equipment and manage it in the water, recognizing that buoyancy and movement bring you a new diving experience.



Course Content:

  • History and Background
  • Benefits for the recreational diver
  • Equipment and Configuration
  • Handling in practice
  • Buoyancy
  • Planning and conducting 1 confined dive + 3 Open Water dives on Sidemount.

Duration: 3 days.

Cost: 12,100 THB 

An SSI Recreational Sidemount course is made up of 6 short academic sessions, with practice in the water to ensure comfort and safety with this new equipment configuration. With the proper training, you can enjoy recreational sidemount diving anytime.

You can also learn other activities that work perfectly with Side Mount Recreational diving, such as other Specialty Course programs i.e Nitrox, Perfect Buoyancy, Photography, Under water motion picture and much more. The possibilities are endless!

Recreational Sidemount

Sidemount diver