Scuba Center | PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course in Minnesota
Scuba Center has been selling quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment at both our Eagan, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota locations. Scuba Center Eagan
1571 Century Point
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
(651) 681-8434
Scuba Center Minneapolis
5015 Penn Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
(612) 925-4818

PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course
Find a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the PADI Sidemount Diver course. This course will teach you to get the most out of your sidemount harness system.

Sidemount diving offers:

  • An alternative way to streamline in the water

  • Easier equipment transportation when topside

  • Reduced lower back strain

  • Provides redundant gas supply

  • Ability to monitor all equipment because it is in front

  • Increased gas supply for longer dives

PADI Sidemount Diving Specialty Course is available at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota

Because you are able to move the cylinder from your back to your side, it instantly takes the pressure off of your back and gives you more flexibility to move and enjoy your dive. Plus, you don"t have to walk to the dive site with the cylinders on your back. You can enter the water and clip them on and go.
Dives are on Saturday at Square Lake near Stillwater, Minnesota and on Sunday at Lake Wazee near Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

The Hollis SMS regulator kit is designed to take the guessing out when setting up your sidemount regulator configuration. This new kit includes (2) high performance DC1 regulators, proper hose length for the left and right bottles and (2) brass gauges, includes an adjustable regulator necklace. Also available separately are Omni-Swivels for each regulator to help streamline routing and increase comfort.

Prerequisite: PADI Open Water certification (or qualifying cert. from another organization) and 15 yrs old.
Course Fee: $349 - The course fee includes: PADI Sidemount Diver training fees and certification processing. Sidemount harness provided by student to maximize time spent personalizing fit and trim. Additional scuba equipment is not included, but may be rented* (advanced reservations recommended).  *Gloves appropriate for local water temperatures and strap fins with boots are required for the course, but are not available for rental.
(Fee and cancellation policy)
Certification: PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty

PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course | PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers meet all PADI Five Star Dive Center standards and provides the same level of service. They also meet additional training requirements and offer PADI Instructor-level training. If your goal is to become a PADI Scuba Instructor find a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center near you, by visiting the online PADI Dive Shop Locator.

What do I need to do before class?:
Complete a PADI Student Record File (which includes a Medical Statement). If you answer yes to any of the medical history questions, we must require a signed physicians approval before you participate. You can download and review the PADI Medical Statement here. Please print a copy to take to your physician for their approval and signature if required.

Remember to bring your sidemount harness to the first night of class

PADI Sidemount Diver Schedule: Class: Wed. 7-10pm, Pool: Fri. 7-10pm, Dives: Saturday and Sunday starting at 9:30am. Class and Pool sessions are held in Eagan, Minnesota.
Sidemount Diving classes at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota PADI Sidemount Diver Course Dates:

 

Recommended sidemount systems

Hollis SMS75 Hollis SMS100
Hollis SMS 75 Sidemount Diving System | Hollis SMS100 Expedition Harness | The Hollis SMS100 Sidemount system was designed not just with the sidemount cave divers in mind, but any diver. Whether you are a beginner, advanced or technical diver, this kit was designed for you. Suitable for sidemounting twin or single cylinders, but also for use with rebreathers or rear mounted singles. This "go anywhere" system can be used in any environment from open water to the overhead environment. Ready to dive out of the box.
Contact our Eagan facility to schedule