We just finished our Tec Sidemount Diver and Instructor course with Luca Belladonna as our instructor and trainer. We, the participants could not have had an experience background with more difference between each other. There was an Ex Commercial Diver a Tec Deep and a Tec Trimix instructor.
While two participants did not have any experience in Sidemount diving at all, the Tec Deep instructor had ample experience in recreational sidemount diving which definitely was an advantage for adding more tanks to the usual two cylinders and to learn how to handle them.
As a summary it was great fun to learn and experience new things. We are all convinced of the ease and benefits of Sidemount diving now. Two of us decided already that we will definitely continue with it and even go the full Trimix diver route… of course in Sidemount configuration
Peter Deth, owner Happy Divers Marbella, PADI MI, Tec Deep instructor