Sidemount Training by Rich Astley

Sidemount diving offers: 

  • an alternative way to streamline in the water 
  • easier equipment transportation when topside 
  • reduced lower back strain  
  • provides redundant gas supply 
  • ability to monitor all equipment because it’s in front of you 
  • increased gas supply for longer dives

Because you are able to move the cylinder to your side, it instantly takes the pressure off of your back and gives you more flexibility to move and enjoy your dive.  Plus, you don’t have to walk to the dive site with the cylinders on your back. You can enter the water, clip them on and go. 

I specialize in all levels of side mount training and diving from diver through to instructor certifications throughout California.  Training can also be conducted with me at Coral View Beach Resort on the beautiful tropical island of Utila in the Bay Islands of Honduras.

Once certified as either PADI Sidemount Diver or Tec Sidemount Diver virtually all continuing specialties can be conducted in the sidemount configuration.

Go on give sidemounting a go!  Book your training today.