PADI Tec Sidemount

If you have looked into technical diving, you realize that tec divers always wear more than one tank. Sidemount is an increasingly popular way to configure multiple cylinders for technical diving. You can enter the world of Tec diving with the PADI Tec Sidemount diver course.

Tec Sidemount offers the same benefits as the sidemount diver course but gives you the opportunity to dive with 2 plus cylinders for extended dive times, and is highly recommended if following Tec courses with sidemount configuration.

We offer the possibility to integrate this course with the PADI Tec 40, Tec 45 or Tec 50 courses.

Requirements for Tec Sidemount

  • You must be, minimum age of 18 years.
  • Certified as a PADI Advanced open water diver or equivalent.
  • It’s recommended that you also have a PADI Enriched air diver certification.
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives.
  • It’s mandatory that you demonstrate good buoyancy and trim. A maximum of 20 degrees off horizontal is allowed and you must remain within 1 m of a target depth and stay stationary inside a radius of 1 m while demonstrating a skill. When you have doubt if you fulfill this requirements take in consideration to follow our XTend on TB – Trim and Buoyancy training.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply, ask us if there is any doubt.

Second to none training

Tec Sidemount

  • Min. 3 days *
  • Knowledge development
  • 1 confined water dive
  • 4 open water dives
  • Field-drills
  • Min. 18 years
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padi tec sidemount dsat tecrec tenerife

padi tec sidemount dsat tecrec tenerife

PADI Tec Sidemount program

The Tec Sidemount course consists of two knowledge development sections and five training dives.

You’ll learn about:

  • Advantages of diving with a sidemount configuration.
  • How to set up a Tec sidemount harness.
  • Hands-on training during one confined water session and four open water dives where you will start with two cylinders and add at least two more.

How long will it take?

*  The complete program takes minimum 3 days if agreed prerequisites met (self study).

What does the PADI Tec Sidemount cost?

€ 399 Included Taxes and:
  • Free transportation from dive center to dive site
  • PADI sidemount diver manual, unless it is already in your possession.
  • Knowledge development
  • 5 dives, 1 confined and 4 open water *
  • Rental complete sidemount system inclusive two cylinders and air
  • Rental 2 first and second stages for sidemount configuration
  • Rental of two stage cylinders inclusive air
  • Rental of 2 stage regulators inclusive rigging kit and cam-bands
  • PADI Tec sidemount certification

*If you don’t meet the required skill standards during the five Tec Sidemount dives, we will have to make additional dives, each additional dive will cost 89 euro, this includes necessary gases.

If you need our pick-up service, please contact us about the possibilities.


Combo option

COMBO Tec 40 + Sidemount.

Min. 4 days, 669 euro. – BOOK NOW

Tec 40 + Sidemount offers the same benefits as the PADI sidemount course but gives you the opportunity to dive with 2 tanks for extended decompression dive times.

Minimum mentioned days if agreed prerequisites met (self study).

Tec Sidemount – what will I need?

You need to bring your dive certificate, logbook and dive insurance.

Standard dive equipment is not included in the program price but we offer a 50% discount on the  rental price during this course.

  • If you dive in a wetsuit than a cargo short is mandatory (available for rent)

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Extra note!

Tec Sidemount qualifies you to:

Setup, plan and make dives with technical sidemount equipment after developing the base equipment-related motor skills and underlying knowledge.

Use sidemount equipment with more than 2 cylinders in the context of technical diving.


Mandatory self study

Before the student attends the first course date, any knowledge development section(s), knowledge review(s) and, if applicable, the course handouts provided will be studied and all the necessary questions are answered by the student. If the student does not meet these requirements, the course needs to be extended by one (1) day and we will charge an additional 100 euro for this extra day.


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