Course Duration

3 day (3 session)

Session Duration

3 to 3 hours


9AM, 12PM, 3PM (daily)


4 Dive

From: 2,000.00 AED

About the course

Discover the balance and efficiency of sidemount scuba diving with your PADI dive instructor. Many divers find sidemount tanks are more comfortable and easier to put on in the water. Sidemount diving is also beneficial for divers who want improved balance and prolonged dives.

Take This Course If You Want to

  • Experience a different scuba configuration.
  • Improve gas management
  • Gain insight into basic tec diving techniques

Learn How to

  • Assemble and configure sidemount equipment
  • Mount scuba tanks in the water.
  • Adjust your weights for optimal balance



Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)

Total time commitment

9 hours

Minimum age

15 years



How to Earn your Scuba Diving Certification

  • Step 1: Open water course

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Before starting your course you will receive from Nemo Instructors you copy of Your Manual book to start read to be ready for your dive.

Sidemount diving configuration places the cylinders under the diver’s armpits, in line with their body. This decreases water resistance improving air consumption and reducing fatigue. The flexibility to remove tanks, and propel them in front, allows the diver to pass through very small passages and holes when penetration diving – being limited only by the size of their bodies and exposure protection.

Remove and replace cylinders whilst in the water allows the diver to avoid ever having to carry heavy-weight back-mounted cylinders. This is combined with reduced physical exertion when conducting regulator shut-down procedures, which is a major benefit to technical divers who suffer from shoulder or back discomfort or reduced mobility from old injuries.

Level 1: "Recreational
To develop initial equipment familiarity and operation. the students are taught to adjust, fit and operate the sidemount rig, whilst diving with one or two cylinders.

These training courses then develop core diving skills that are specifically relevant to sidemount – namely: trim, buoyancy, alternative propulsion techniques and cylinder handling in the water.

Level 2: "Technical (Tec )
Technical sidemount courses develop sidemount skills with a focus on technical diving activities. A higher level of equipment proficiency and diving skill is required, as additional stage/deco cylinders, enabling mixed-gas and accelerated decompression procedures to be conducted.