PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty

PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course on Koh Samui Island - Where do we wear scuba cylinders when we’re underwater? Since diving’s beginning, on our backs – it’s a natural, intuitive place to put them. But, as you’re about to discover, it’s not the only option. More recently, sidemount – carrying one or, more commonly, two (or more) cylinders along your sides – enjoy rising popularity among mainstream recreational and avid tec divers. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and some streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. The PADI Sidemount Diver course covers the basic equipment requirements, setup, dive planning and skills you need to use sidemount for recreational diving. 

In the PADI Sidemount Diver course, you learn to plan and make non-stop recreational dives using sidemount configuration for one or two cylinders. The emphasis is on enjoying the benefits of sidemount for recreational, no stop diving. What you’ll learn includes:

  • Sidemount equipment options
  • Sidemount setup (one and two cylinders)
  • Weighting and trim with sidemount
  • Gas management
  • Gas supply emergencies on recreational sidemount dives
  • Entry and exit techniques for sidemount

PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course general information

Number of dives: 3 dives
Duration: 2 days
Prerequisites: Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent 
Minimum age: 15 years

The cost of PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course on Samui:

Course price ฿11,900 
Price for booking on this website ฿10,550

Discount up to 12% for online booking

No prepayment or deposit is needed for booking! Just specify the arrival date, the number of participants and save up to 12%. Additional discounts for two or more students.

The cost of PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course on Samui includes:


The practical part of the course will be conducted on Koh Tao as there are no dive sites around Samui and Koh Phangan. For your convenience and to save your time, transfer by high-speed catamaran to Koh Tao island and back, and the cost of your accommodation on Koh Tao for the duration of PADi Specialty course (1 night) is included in the course price.


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PADI Sidemount Diver course combined with other courses

PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course works quite well with PADI Enriched Air Diver and PADI Deep Diver courses. You can significantly increase your diving time and make diving safer. 
PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty Course is the next logical step of continuing education as well.