Course Description

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 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 sidemount’ s cylinder configuration and handling advantages.

The PADI Tec Sidemount Diver course is conducted over three days.


Minimum Certifications Required PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization
Have logged 30 or more dives
Certification as a PADI Enriched Air Diver is recommended
Minimum Age 18 years old


Course Materials

Tec Sidemount Diver manual

Course Preparation – Independent Study

Complete the Tec Sidemount knowledge reviews before class.


PADI Tec Sidemount Diver Course $600.00
Tec Sidemount Instructor Package – Include Tec Sidemount Diver (follow link for details) $2999.00