The purpose of the Essentials of Recreational Side Mount Diving class is to familiarize you, the certified diver, with the proper configuration, skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, solutions and enjoyment of side mounting a single tank for recreational diving.
The course is designed to cross you over to side mount diving at your current recreational level of certification. The certification limitations of the class, once completed, are based on your current level of certification.
The goals of Essentials of Recreational Side Mount Diving training are to:
- To develop the students’ practical knowledge and understanding of side mounting a single tank while recreational diving.
- To develop the students’ practical knowledge of the “essential” in-water skills to include: buoyancy, trim, propulsion, basic 6, s-drills, valve drills, failures, smb deploy, ascent drills, and rescue skills all while side mount diving.
- To enable the student to setup, organize and safely conduct side mount dives at their current level of recreational certification.