Padi Sidemount Diver Manual
The PADI Sidemount & Tec Sidemount Diver Manual is everything you need to read through for your sidemount course, detailing the skills you need to do and how to set-up your equipment. Flexibility and Increased Range are the main benefits of sidemounting cylinders. Twin sets increase the amount of gas you can take down with you but are very rigid, make you quite top-heavy and increase your profile in the water. Sidemount attaches the cylinders down the side of your body so you are much more streamlined and stable in the water. Ease Of Entry and Penetration because neither cylinder is permanently attached; you can remove both stages and move them around to fit through smaller spaces.
This 95 page manual is required for your Sidemount Diver and/or Tec Sidemount Diver Specialty. Includes three knowledge reviews which you will go over with an instructor during your course. Shop For PADI Training Manuals At The UKs Top Dive Store. PADI >PADI Training Manuals. PADI Sidemount and Tec Sidemount Diver Crewpack. Browse and Read Padi Sidemount Diver Manual Padi Sidemount Diver Manual Following your need to always fulfil the inspiration to obtain everybody is now simple.
Entry and exiting the water is much easier too as you can attach each cylinder in water. Discipline of gas monitoring and swapping stages is taught throughout the course along with gas sharing and trim underwater.
Click to expand.I don't think that non-tech shops will be offering the Tec Sidemount course. The teaching prerequisites demand significant tech experience. John Deere 855 Tractor Operators Manual. There is a 'basic' sidemount course, that is available to instructors without tech experience and aimed firmly at the recreational market. My only comparison is with the ANDI Program. The PADI 'Basic' Sidemount falls short of the ANDI Level 2 Sidemount and the Tec Sidemount falls above it (not sure how it equates to the ANDI 'Advanced' Sidemount).
I'm still waiting for a copy of the instructor manual for Tec Sidemount - so I can't explain the fine details until I've received that. Most of (the few) PADI instructors who can teach Tec Sidemount will have qualified by either; attendance on a tec sidemount instructor training course or direct application. My direct application required existing sidemount qualification from another agency (I have) and proof of 80 sidemount dives, with 30+ being multi-stage (3+ cylinder) deco dives (I have). I also submitted the 6000 word 'teaching notes/handouts' that I wrote for use with 'clinic' students, as part of the application.
All instructors are, of course, also required to be qualified at 'Tec Deep Instructor' (AN/DP/ER equiv) level. I only know a few other PADI instructors qualified to teach the tec sidemount course - and from those, I can pretty much say with certainty that there'll be no encouragement of split-fins or AI computers. LOL Whether quality management of instructor credentials will be retained as more instructors 'go sidemount' remains to be seen. But PADI don't seem to be pushing this with the 'hard sell' marketing currently devoted to the 'rec CCR' program just rolled out. For the 'basic' sidemount; it's either a training course or 'proof of experience'. That means a diver-level qualification plus 20 dives experience or a straight 50 dives experience.
More than 'most' specialties, but nothing earth-shattering. Bear in mind that the 'basic' sidemount is just a tweaked version of the distinctive course written by Jeff Loughlin. So it has a good foundation. Click to expand.Here's the equipment requirements for 'basic' sidemount - the configuration is pretty standard, and long-hose is recommended.(bear in mind, this is also strictly 'open water' sidemount). BCD and harness configured for sidemount diving • Two independent cylinders, each with a regulator with a single second stage, and SPG. At least one second stage must be on a longer hose for sharing gas approximately one metre/three feet in length, with 1.5-2 metres/5-7 feet recommended.
At least one regulator (typically the left) must be equipped with a low pressure inflator hose to supply the BCD. It is recommended that cylinders are similar sizes and filled to similar pressures. • Optional: For the Confined Water Dive and Sidemount Dive One only, a single cylinder with first stage regulator, primary second stage, alternate second stage, SPG and LPI, may be used. Students must master all water skills wearing two cylinders in confined water prior to open water Sidemount Dive Two (the 'confined water' dive 1 can also be used within the AOW program and/or as an 'adventure dive'). Click to expand.My thinking at this time (having not yet received the outline) is that the Tec Sidemount is aimed at existing/qualified technical divers (a retrospective conversion), wheras the recreational/basic sidemount course is applicable from the outset and allows conduct of the tec program in sidemount. The potential problem being ( as asked by my sidemount/tec40/tec45 student last week) is that conducting the basic SM and then, tec40/45/50 doesn't then reflect in recognition of that training on the 'c-card'.
There could be a 'grey area' where a diver cannot 'prove' that they received their technical training in sidemount configuration (other than log book). • ScubaBoard.com ScubaBoard.com is the world's largest scuba diving online community. Since 2000, ScubaBoard has been the place to go for internet based discussions related to all things Scuba. • Participate in over 500 dive topic forums and browse from over 5,500,000 posts. • Communicate privately with other divers from around the world. • Find a dive buddy or communicate directly with scuba equipment manufacturers.
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