Recreational/Open Water Sidemount
There are many reasons to sidemount beyond just cave diving, including:
Many cave diving students want to make the transition to sidemount at the same time they learn to cave dive. This course provides them with the essential training they need to do so.
Who Can Take This Course?
Exact prerequisites may vary by agency but, in general, you:
What is Involved?
This course typically consists of:
Where Does the Course Take Place?
Most of our students choose to do their training in north-central Florida’s freshwater springs and caves — however, you are by no means limited to this. We regularly conduct courses in Russia and Mexico’s cenotes. The choice is up to you.
When Can You Start? How Long Does it Take?
You can begin any required self-study just as soon as you sign up. The course itself typically takes two days, depending on how much time it takes for you to master the required skills.
How Much Does it Cost?
The exact cost of this program will depend on a variety of factors, such are:
Once we find out what your specific needs are, we can give you a firm price for all the required training. Bear in mind, the course fees generally cover just the cost of instruction. You are responsible for:
The base price for this course is US$400/student. This assumes you are taking the course with at least one other person, and doing all your training here in north-central Florida.
What Equipment Will You Need?
The minimum equipment requirements for most courses include:
Bear in mind, there are some very specific requirements pertaining to each of these items. Do not make any equipment purchases without first speaking to your instructor.
Note: if you will be traveling by air to the course site, we can help you to arrange the rental of heavier items such as tanks at your destination.
How Do You Sign Up?
The best way to get started is to complete our online enrollment form. This form is designed to collect all of the information we need to get started.