Sidemount Diving

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Sidemount is a scuba diving equipment configuration which has diving cylinders mounted alongside the diver, below the shoulders and along the hips, instead of on the back of the diver. It began as a configuration popular with advanced cave divers, as smaller sections of cave can be penetrated and tanks can be changed with greater ease. The same benefits for operating in confined spaces were also recognized by divers who conducted technical wreck penetrations.

Sidemount diving is now growing in popularity within the technical diving community for general decompression diving, and is becoming an increasingly popular specialty training for recreational diving. Narked Scuba offers recreational and technical level sidemount training programs through IANTD.

Sidemount Programs

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Open Water Sidemount Diver

Open Water Sidemount Diver

Purpose:

  1. Familiarize the diver with the techniques, equipment and mindset required for sidemount diving.
  2. Enable divers to proficiently assemble and use sidemount equipment.
  3. Teach divers the proper techniques to safely conduct dives that warrant the use of sidemount equipment.

Prerequisites:

  1. Must be qualified as an IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.
  2. Have a minimum of 25 logged dives.
  3. Be at least 18 years of age.
  4. Be proficient in buoyancy skills.

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Technical Sidemount Diver

Technical Sidemount Diver

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Rebreather Sidemount Diver

Rebreather Sidemount Diver

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Advanced Cave Sidemount Diver

Advanced Cave Sidemount & No Mount Diver*

Purpose:

  1. This Program is designed to familiarize the experienced, certified cave diver with the techniques, equipment and mindset required for sidemount / no mount diving activities in an underwater, overhead environment.
  2. Enable cave divers to proficiently assemble and use sidemount / no mount diving equipment.
  3. Teach cave divers the proper techniques to safely conduct cave diving activities that warrant the use of sidemount / no mount diving equipment (i.e. small passages, logistics and restrictions).
  4. Expose cave divers to the conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities that present themselves during sidemount / no mount diving activities in underwater caves.

Prerequisites:

  1. Must be qualified as an IANTD Cave Diver or equivalent (NSS/CDS, CDAA, NACD, etc.).
  2. Have a minimum of 50 logged cave dives.
  3. Be at least 18 years of age.
  4. Be proficient in buoyancy skills while wearing full cave diving equipment.
  5. Be proficient with the concept of gas matching.

*Course will be co-taught with qualified IANTD Instructor

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