TDI Sidemount

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Course Information:

This course is designed to teach certified divers how to safely utilize side-mounted primary cylinders as an alternative to the traditional back-mounted configuration. This course can be combined with other TDI courses such as: Decompression Procedures, Extended Range, Trimix, Advanced Trimix and Advanced Wreck. If combined the standards for both courses must be met.

Florida Dive Company makes it possible for you to complete all of the academic requirements for your certification online. You can get started right now and, when you are done, you will then complete your in-water skill-development sessions.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18,
  • Minimum certification: SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent

What is included:

  • Semi-Private Class
  • e-Learning Material
  • Same Instructor throughout course
  • In-Water Training
  • Certification Processing
  • Certification Hard Card
  • Digital Certification Card
  • Gear Discounts
  • Dive Club Entry


  • Tips: (Boat crew, Instructor, Dive Master)
  • Personal Gear: Scuba Quality Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Boots, Surface Marker Buoy (SMB), Dive Slate. (Take Advantage of your NEW STUDENT DISCOUNT in store)
  • Gear: (BCD, Regulator Set, Wetsuit) Full Equipment list and requirements provided prior to class start 
  • Entry Fees: All Entry fees to dive locations.
  • Transportation to Training Locations or Dive Sites

Required Equipment

  1. Dual cylinders, volume appropriate for planned dive, and student gas consumption
  2. Two independent first and second stage regulators each with a submersible pressure gauge
  3. Buoyancy compensator device (BCD) with power inflator appropriate for sidemount configuration
  4. Exposure suit adequate for diving environment
  5. Mask and fins
  6. Dive computer and an additional depth and timing device; backup computer recommended

The Florida Dive Company Difference:

We offer smaller class sizes than a typical dive shop. This means you receive the added benefit of a semi- private class at no additional cost. Our reduced class size allows our students to have direct experience with our instructors which we believe produces a more knowledgeable, competent, and confident diver. We do not rush you or your training as we understand the natural progression of learning as each individual learns at different speeds.

We take pride in our instructional methodology and adhere to our course standards all while providing a safe, fun, and memorable learning experience that will last a lifetime.

No Hidden Fees! (Tipping is not included) Just bring your scuba quality mask, fins, snorkel, boots and let’s start your next adventure.


$650 Semi-Private class per diver
$1300.00 Private class per diver

Typical Class Schedule -
Day 0: Mandatory Orientation/Gear Review (2-4hrs)
Day 1: Dives - Springs (5-6 hours)
Day 2: Dives-Springs (2-4 hours)