Sidemount Diving in Cebu, Philippines



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Sidemount diving is becoming very popular choice for many recreational and technical divers her in Cebu on the Philippines and around the world.

For those who have never heard about it before sidemount diving means that your tank is no longer mounted on your back but under your arm aligned with your body.

This configuration makes divers more streamlined and with much easier access to the tank it gives divers quicker response to diving emergencies too. The good thing about Discover Sidemount Diving is that any certified diver can try it before committing to the full course. Under direct supervision of tec instructor in shallow water you will dive in sidemount configuration with maximum 2 tanks. The instructor will also explain the basic sidemount equipment setup and theory behind it.  


  • Open Water Diver or higher
  • 15 years old
  • Duration: 2 hours





cebu philippines: sidemount diver on coral reef in mactan - 7 seas dive centerHow many of us divers would like to stay longer underwater during these deep dives and nitrox dives but are always limited by either the air consumption or no decompression limit.

The first thing that comes to our mind would be go for technical diving but right now there is another solution which is sidemount diving. PADI Sidemount Speciality Course teaches you how to dive with 2 tanks in sidemount configuration under your arm. Because of the position of the tanks, divers have a greater control over their breathing apparatus as well as it gives a better trim. This configuration is perfect for divers interested in PADI speciality courses like Wreck Diver or Cavern Diver where sometimes during the penetration it might get pretty tight. Please don’t forget about the PADI Nitrox Course where we can have longer NDL times. Sidemount diving is not just another way of diving, it is more fun too. During the course divers practise lots of dive emergency skills which in the end makes us better and safe divers.



  • Open Water Diver or higher
  • 15 years old
  • Duration: 2-3 days
  • Number of dives: 1 confined + 3 open water




Technical diving has been around for many years now and somehow always associated with heavy equipment therefore many have never been interested. These double tanks on your back can feel heavy plus additional stages can really put you off. Another reason could be that not many divers like to make decompression dives because of the higher risks that exist. PADI Tec Sidemount Diver Course may change your view on tec diving completely. First of all no more heavy backmount configuration tanks and second of all during this course divers make only simulate decompression dives under direct supervision of tec instructor using varies decompression software. After understanding how deco profile work and having the right knowledge divers quiet often realize that decompression diving can be safe and fun too. In this course you will learn all the sidemount theory and dive with 4-6 tanks in sidemount configuration. Instructor will also give advice on sidemount equipment preferences and allowed modifications. Tec Sidemount Divers can continue PADI TecRec courses like Tec 40 / 45 / 50 and Trimix in sidemount configuration.


    • Advanced Diver or higher
    • 30 logged dives
    • 18 years old
    • Duration: 3-4 days
    • Number of dives: 1 confined + 4 open water




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