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TDI Sidemount Diver

TDI Sidemount Diver Course

The course teaches students how to use side-mounted primary cylinders as an alternative to back-mount. Side-mount configuration can be used by sport and technical divers alike. The course is a necessary preparation prior to technical or cave diving courses in side-mount configuration.

The TDI Sidemount Diver course focuses on the specific aspects of side-mount, such as different gas-management, equipment failures and problem solving.

Side-mount configuration is minimalistic and more streamlined. Also it is safer, since it provides true gas redundancy, but to fully enjoy it, you need solid basic skills (as you carry more gear) and clean, streamlined equipment set up.

The TDI Sidemount Diver course will reinforce fundamental skills such as breathing, buoyancy control, trim, body position and propulsion techniques as much as develop a deeper understanding of diving equipment and configuration. Also it will teach equipment do/doff sequences and water entry/exit protocols.

The Course is necessary prior to engage in a technical or cave diving course in side-mount configuration.

General conditions for all DZD overhead diving courses

General conditions for all DZD overhead diving courses

– all overhead courses have a daily training fee of $285 USD per student
– the duration/prices of the courses are thought as minimum
– students should be ready for extra training if necessary
– “Students pay for training, certifications are earned.”

– transfer from the dive center to the dive site and back
– teaching
– use of cylinders, and air / EAN32 fills
– weights, use of tool box, medical O2, drinking water

– gases other than air or EAN32
– personal dive equipment
– educational material (manual, e-learning, etc.)
– entrance fees to the cenote parks
– food or extra services (porter, etc.)

– $260 USD per day per person for two or more students
– please contact us via e-mail for special group/operators’ prices

We give our students the full attention they deserve and give our very best to make the course enjoyable and time-efficient. The courses are performance based, and the student must display the adequate skills and attitude to achieve certification.

We love teaching, and we love having fun, too! Ultimately, diving must be a pleasure, even during a demanding training. We make sure not to lose this from our sight!


Duration and Price

4 days – $1,140 USD


18 years old
Open Water Diver
25 logged dives

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