IANTD Open Water Sidemount Diver

IANTD Open Water Sidemount Diver
IANTD Open Water Sidemount Diver

IANTD Open Water Sidemount Diver Course Overview

Sidemount diving isn't just for cave diving anymore.  With the IANTD Open Water Sidemount Diver course, you'll learn the basics of the sidemount diving configuration.  Sidemount is a gear configuration in which a diver wears a tank on each side of his body instead of mounted on his back. Sidemount tanks lie parallel to the body, below the shoulders and along the hips.  For cave diving, sidemount can help you get through some tight places easier.  With this introductory level, we'll just scratch the surface.

Course Duration:

This is a 2 days course with 4 dives.


  • Familiarize the diver with the techniques, equipment and mindset required for Sidemount diving, enable divers to proficiently assemble and use Side Mount equipment, teach divers the proper techniques to safely conduct dives that warrant the use of Sidemount equipment.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Deep Diver (OC, SCR, CCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?

  • A minimum of 12 years of age or higher.
  • The Open Water Diver Program can be combined with the Open Water Side Mount Diver Program

What is the minimum materials requirements?

IANTD Open Water Sidemount Student Kit

What this program must include?

  • Academic Sessions
    • History
    • Equipment
    • Equipment Configuration
    • Diving procedures
    • ... and much more.
  • Confined Water Sessions
    • Survival Skills;
    • Bouancy Skills;
    • Propulsion Skills;
    • ... and much more.
  • Open Water Sessions
    • All the skills and drills practiced in confined water plus a lot of FUN.

What makes an IANTD class different?

  • More knowledge!
  • More Practical Skills & Emergency Drills
  • Focus on have better, more comfortable and safer divers


IANTD Open Water Sidemount Diver € 390