The SSI Recreational Sidemount Diving program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to safely and comfortably dive with a single or two cylinder sidemount equipment configuration
- Minimum Age: 12
- Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
- Academic Sessions: Online learning
- Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1
- Open Water Dives: 3
- Maximum open water depth limit: 30 meters.
Maximum open water depth limit for 12 to 14 year-olds: 18 meters.
- Suggested Duration: 10 - 15 hours
You will be sent an e-mail allowing access to the SSI online academics you can use a computer or any digital device to login, update your profile and start the learning process. The multimedia academics with videos and multiple choice questions keep learning fun and ensure you are perfectly prepared for your water sessions.
A pool session to orientate you with the new equipment is required, where you will learn how to adapt your existing skills to the sidemount configuration. Your classroom academic lesson is scheduled to suit your needs and the specialities you selected, here we will clarify information, answer questions and show you how to apply your knowledge to real world diving. Open water dives are conducted over one day at Stoney Cove or another location that allows easy safe access to the water. You will complete 3 dives under the guidance of our experienced instructors. We will teach you everything there is to know to dive safely and comfortably in your chosen subject area.
All sessions are followed by a thorough debriefing and discussion about your performance helping you learn. On successful completion, you will be issued with a certificate of completion and a digital recognition rating (via MySSI App).
As with all Divemaster Scuba Programs
- Certification lasts for life
- All Kit Hire is included
- All Pool fees are included (if required) but entry to open water sites is not included
- All Air fills are included
- Instructor time is included
- We are committed to your success, if you require more help we are there for you.
Pool sessions are held at Divemaster Scuba on weekday evenings and selected Saturdays.
Open Water sessions are held minimum twice per month on a Sunday. See calendar for details.
As with all of our programs this course can be offered as an exclusive 1 on 1 program.