TDI Cave Sidemount Instructor

TDI Cave Sidemount Instructor

The TDI Sidemount Instructor course provides the training required to competently and safely introduce students to the world of technical sidemount diving. The objective of this course is to train instructors to familiarize students with technical sidemount equipment configurations as an alternative to traditional back-mounted configuration.

The TDI Sidemount Instructor course can be combined with other TDI Courses such as Advanced Nitrox Instructor, Decompression Procedures Instructor and Extended Range Instructor.

TDI Cave Sidemount Instructor

Cave Sidemount Instructor Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • Be a TDI Sidemount diver or equivalent
  • Be an active TDI Instructor
  • Complete the course with an active TDI Sidemount Instructor Trainer
  • In order to complete this course, students must:
    Perform all land drills and dive requirements safely and efficiently
    Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
    Maintain an appropriate level of awareness and respect for the environment
    Log all dives

Course Structure:

  • 2 days (one day theory, 1 confined dive – one day diving (3 dives)
  • Certification fee to be paid to SDI/TDI HQ

Required Equipment:

  • Mask and flat-bladed scuba fins with adjustable or spring heel straps
  • Adequate thermal protection for prolonged exposure to 22° C/72° F water
  • Sidemount harness
  • Two sidemount cylinders
  • Two separate regulator first and second stages
  • At least one mission-capable dive computer
  • Slate or wet notes
  • One primary light
  • Two backup lights
  • Two safety reels/spools with a total of at least 50 m/150 ft of line
  • Stage bottle and regulator


TDI Cave Sidemount Instructor € 500,00