Side Mount diving looks incredibly easy and comfortable and yes it is! Side Mount configuration has many advantages when learned and configured properly.

The side Mount technique originates from cavers in the UK in need of a configuration that would facilitate penetration of tight sections of the cave. Additionally, while diving the configuration allows easy access to the valves, provides easy and reliable gas redundancy, and tanks can be easily removed if needed. These benefits for diving in confined spaces.

  • More flexibility
  • More security
  • Better streamlining
  • Ideal for cave diving
  • Very safe and comfortable for open water diving.
Side Mount diving at the Pit

 So make sure you get the right training from the start and build upon the skills.

And make sure you practice, practice, and practice some more!

  • Gas management
  • Psychological considerations of technical diving
  • Equipment choice and configuration (Tank, Regulators, harness…)
  • Communication (light and hand signals)
  • Problem-solving in a side mount configuration (Air sharing…)
  • Conservation

The basic Side Mount course for tec divers wishing to learn a new configuration. If you wish for a more in-depth course in a Razor Side Mount harness, with solid skills to build upon during cave diving or more advanced technical courses.

Razor Side Mount Instructor 6 RAZOR GO SIDEMOUNT
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