Sidemount Training Courses, California

Serveral sidemount specific courses, programs and workshops are available in California and other locations.  Training can also be tailor made to your requirements, just let me know what you want to achieve so we can make it happen.

Sidemount Workshop - this program/workshop is for divers that already have experience in diving in a sidemount configuration and wish to perfect their essential skill set.  You will not receive a formal certification with this program/workshop but you will walk away having honed your sidemount motor skills and had all your questions answered.

PADI Sidemount Specialty - this is the perfect introduction to sidemount diving and will qualify you to setup and dive in either a single or 2 cylinder sidemount configuration.

PADI Tec Sidemount Diver - for those that are already Tec divers or those wishing to embark on the Tec adventure.  You can also use this course for just becoming a sidemount diver too.  During this course you will dive with upto 4 cylinders.

PADI Sidemount Specialty Instructor - all ready an instructor? Interested in teaching the sidemount specialty? if so, this is the course for you.

PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor - those that are already tec instructors (or higher) can now become Tec Sidemount Instructors.  I can incorporate any of the prerequisites into a training package for you too.

All sidemount equipment is included in the training you receive from me and is also available for sale during or after the course.

GoPro cameras are used to capture your dives and skill demonstrations.  This proves invaluable when it comes to debriefing after the dive.  Being able to see the required adjustments and modifications visually is much more benifical than words and descriptions alone.  It is great to look back and see the progression you make during your training.  You get to keep all the footage too.

Once you become a certified Sidemount diver you can conduct future training courses in the Sidemount configuration.  I am happy to discuss your needs with you.  The majority of PADI specialty training courses are available from myself at both student and instructor level.

If you wish to conduct any other PADI training courses in either sidemount or backmount send me an email so we can discuss your options.  Information on non-sidemount training can be found at