PADI Tec Sidemount Diver

Sidemount Diver class

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.


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

Course Materials

Required Materials

  • Tec Sidemount Diver manual

Recommended Materials

  • none

Course Preparation – Independent Study

  • Complete the knowledge reviews in the handout and separate KR before class