Sidemount Course 2019-08-18T13:41:37+08:00

Your PADI Sidemount Course in Komodo

The ultimate dive configuration for safety and comfort.

Many divers are changing the way they explore the underwater world. Carrying the tank on your back is not the only option anymore. It is becoming more and more common to see recreational divers in sidemount configuration (carrying two tanks, one on each side). Whether you have your Open Water Diver certification and want the benefits of added redundancy or you’re a dive professional interested in more technical diving, the Sidemount Diver Specialty is for you. 

Go Beyond Recreational

Although there are many experiences to enjoy with the standard, single tank configuration, by not learning sidemount or double tank backmount, you are limiting yourself in the kind of diving you can do. By having a two-tank setup, you can start to learn more about wreck penetration or caves as well as deep and decompression diving (Tec diving coming soon to Labuan Bajo!).

The most important aspect of learning a new configuration like sidemount is to build good habits that will be transferable to your future diving activities. This is why going through the Sidemount Course with an avid sidemount instructor is so helpful. Your instructor will be able to give you tips on how to perform tasks successfully based on your body size, flexibility and/or limitations.

Also, the first handful of dives in sidemount are not easy! It takes some time practicing the skills underwater to feel confident with the new configuration.

Many Divers Agree, Sidemount Diving Gives You Complete Control

Wondering about buoyancy? Once you get accustomed to the weight shift, you will have more buoyancy control than ever before. The natural position that you use for sidemount diving also puts you in the perfect hydrodynamic position so you’ll be using your energy more efficiently underwater. Added bonus! Sidemount divers also have the added benefit of being able to explore smaller spaces due to the flexibility in tank position. 

Prices:

Course Price in Indonesian Rupiah
Materials + 5 dives 7,500,000

Entrance Fees:

Komodo National Park Fees Price in Rupiah
Mon – Sat 275,000
Sun & Holidays 350,000
Komodo Dragon Tour Fee 115,000

Course Structure

The Sidemount Diver Course at Azul Unlimited is an extensive and practical course. You will learn the theory behind the configuration and get properly fitted into your harness before jumping into the water. You will have two options for equipment: rent or buy. We have rental sidemount harnesses available and they will do the trick for your course, but if you know that you want to continue with sidemount diving, it would be a good idea to have the harness for the course. That way, your instructor can help you fit it perfectly to your body. Either way, you will be set up for the skills ahead.

We believe it is important to spend some time in the shallows for final fitting and basic skills even though confined water training is not a course requirement. Once you feel confident, we’ll head out to the Komodo National Park for practical skills in a beautiful environment! 

When you sign up for the course, let us know how we can help you prepare for your trip to Labuan Bajo.

Continue your diver education with this new configuration and start to notice the whole world of technical, cavern, and cave diving that awaits!

Quick Points:

  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Dives: 2 dives in Labuan Bajo, 3 dives in the Komodo National Park
  • Maximum depth during the course: 18 meters
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Prerequisites: 

  • Minimum age: 15 years old
  • Be certified as an Open Water Diver
  • Must be healthy and feel comfortable in single tank backmount
  • Complete this Medical form and if required, visit a doctor before going diving
Who will be my Instructor?

Included in the Price:

  • Academic materials
  • Certification fees
  • 5 Dives total, 3 Dives in the Komodo National Park
  • Full set of dive equipment & dive computer
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks served on the boat
  • Coffee, tea and water
  • Diving Insurance during your course
  • Azul Unlimited T-shirt

Not included in the price:

  • Marine park fees
  • Tips

Included in the Price:

  • Academic materials
  • Certification fees
  • 5 Dives total, 3 Dives in the Komodo National Park
  • Full set of dive equipment & dive computer
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks served on the boat
  • Coffee, tea and water
  • Diving Insurance during your course
  • Azul Unlimited T-shirt

Not included in the price:

  • Marine park fees
  • Tips

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