Why dive in Side Mount configuration?
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.
Advantages of Side Mount Diving
- More flexibility
- More security
- Better streamlining
- Ideal for cave diving
- Very safe and comfortable for open water diving.
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!
What you will learn during the Side Mount diving course?
- 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…)
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.