PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course

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If you want to look cooler than the person next to you, or If you like to dive with a different configuration, either with one tank or two tanks mounted on your side instead of at your back. If you like the comfort of knowing that you can dive with 2 independent air sources, or if you simply want to keep up with your buddies who are more efficient with their own air consumption, or if you simply want to look different underwater, then this specialty course is for you!

The PADI recreational sidemount specialty course is not about technical diving. It is as fun, and as recreational as a traditional backmount diving is so do not get intimidated by it.

This package includes

  • 2 in-water training day
  • 1 Confined Water Training Dive
  • 3 Open Water Sidemount Dives
  • course material
  • use of sidemount related gear for the duration of the training
  • tanks, weights, instruction and certification
  • add-ons may be selected for total flexibility

Not included, are

  • Accommodation
  • Other Meals, transfers, boat fees, resort fees, refreshments and dive equipment

What to learn?

Through hands-on training during 4 scuba dives and guidance from your PADI Professional, you’ll discover:

  • How to choose configure your sidemount rig, route regulator hoses, adjust your trim underwater;
  • You will also improve your buoyancy skills, learn different kicking techniques;
  • Manage your gas supply by switching between 2 regulators;
  • and more importantly, respond to problems and issues when diving sidemount.

Get credit! The second dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask us about earning credit.

This course is designed to be completed in 2 in-water training days. It is important that you complete your independent study prior to the start of your training with us.

Sample Schedule

This is a general schedule of the course. This offers a general idea of how your training is structured. The course is performance-based so your instructor may introduce changes depending on some unforeseen variables.

Day 1 (9am to 4pm)

  • Administrative paperworks (including collection of your eRecords)
  • Knowledge Reviews / Discussions
  • Sidemount rig configuration workshop
  • 1 Confined Water Dive
  • 1 Open Water Dive

Day 1 (9am to 4pm)

  • 2 Open Water Training Dives

 

Reminder: Please do not forget to bring your eRecord, your medical certificate (when applicable), swim wear (rashguards, board shorts, swimsuits, etc), set of dry clothes, lunch and transportation money. Wetsuit, boots and towels will be provided for use onsite.

Where we train?
Unless otherwise arranged or specified, training will be conducted at the house reef of Kontiki Marina, Mactan, Cebu. We meet and hangout at the Oxygen Restaurant, inside the resort in between in-water training sessions. They serve drinks, beverage and meals at a reasonable prices.
Remedial Day(s)
In the event that you cannot meet the minimum requirements for earning certification or completing a portion of your training to move forward to certification, in 2 days, you may choose to:

  • extend your training days and conduct remedial sessions to satisfactorily fulfill all performance requirements for the course. The cost of remedial training per day is P3,500 PHP, excluding the rental of specialized equipment listed, but not limited to underwater camera, strobes, oxygen analyzers, etc.
  • get certified as PADI Scuba Diver; or
  • arrange for another center, instructor to complete the remainder of the required performance requirements to earn your certification
Rescheduling

We are committed to low training ratios and does not over-book its classes.

Our commitment to the highest level of quality training and safety is our number one goal. When you schedule a class, confined, or open water training session, you are prohibiting another customer from booking or reserving that spot.

Once you schedule your class, confined, and/or open water training sessions, you may reschedule your training sessions as long as you notify us a week before your scheduled booking with no additional penalties.

Any and every change in schedules made after the 1 week window shall be subject to P2,500 PHP rescheduling / rebooking fee provided that the notification of such change is done not later than 24 hours before the commencement of the booking date, otherwise, the booking is deemed cancelled by the customer.

Rescheduling or rebooking is only permitted within six (6) months from the initial booking date.

Booking / Deposit

We require advance booking of at least 3 days before the start of the in-water training. Your booking is only considered confirmed upon payment of the required deposit.

We require a payment of at least 50% as deposit to confirm your booking. Balance is payable and due on the first day of the training. We pass on a 5% PayPal charges and bank fees for payments made through PayPal.

We accept credit card payments via PayPal, Bank Transfers, or Cash in PHP and USD only. We do not process credit cards on site.

ATMs, Banks, and Money Changer establishments are very accessible in our area, however, when transacting, be mindful about the daily withdrawal limits imposed by your banks on foreign countries, unfavorable exchange rates, and risks of getting swindled or robbed.

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