Whilst the sidemount configration was developed to help in certain types of cave where backmounted diving was a problem, it has become a popular configuration in open water as well. IANTD Tek Sidemount Diver can be taken either as a stand-alone course or in conjunction with one of IANTD’s other open circuit technical programs such as Advanced Nitrox, Normoxic Trimix, Trimix, or Technical Wreck. If this course is combined, the requirements for both courses must be met.
During IANTD Sidemount training the topics you'll be covering on land and in water will include :
Note: As with other IANTD programs, the diver must complete and pass the written examination, complete all open water requirements efficiently and safely, and meet all criteria on the final Course Evaluation Form in order to be certified.
You will find details of what is included and not included across all IANTD courses on the Overview page, If the student is making technical dives during Sidemount training, such is if taken in combination with a higher level course, any Helium used is not included.
A pdf manual is issued upon sign up and payment of a deposit for the course.