PADI Americas Training Staff go Sidemount in Catalina

Side Mount PROFILES

By Brian Kakuk & Jill Heinerth Sidemount diving is the fastest growing configuration in technical scuba diving. Developed by trail blazing cave divers, the versatile sidemount configuration offers new possibilities for open water, cave and wreck enthusiasts. With years of sidemount experience, Brian Kakuk and Jill Heinerth, have teamed up to share their expertise in this generously illustrated and …

TecRec Courses in Sidemount

In 2009 PADI announced that all TecRec Courses and the PADI Cavern Diver Specialty could now be conducted using a sidemount configuration. Instructors wishing to teach divers in sidemount configuration during these courses must hold a PADI Distinctive Sidemount Specialty rating or equivalent (for equivalent ratings, check with your local PADI Office prior to the course). This …

Sidemount’s Popularity Increases in UK

By David Jones, PADI Course Director The interest in sidemount diving seems to be continuing to grow across the UK as a viable alternative to twinset diving not only in the technical disciplines, but also just as a recreational alternative to a single cylinder.  PADI 5 star IDC Centre Triton Scuba have now run several successful programmes, …

Side-mount Rigs – A UK Perspective

There a definitely two schools of thought on side-mount kit requirements.

Open Water Sidemount Diving in the UK

By Jeff Loflin, TecRec Instructor Trainer Sidemount diving originated in Cave Diving. Sidemount Cave Diving is a method of gas management. Instead of carrying a redundant primary air source on the back, Sidemount utilizes the versatility of the advanced cave diver to split the typical twin cylinders and relocate them under each arm. In doing …