The “Side Mount” diving technique, which has spread in recent years in the world of diving, is becoming increasingly popular among both technical divers and recreational divers thanks to the simplicity of the system, the ease of the technique and to the comfort it offers, not only for cave and wreck diving but also for open water diving.

The Course

This particular technique (or rather configuration) is not exactly new, because speleologists in the United Kingdom were already doing something similar in the 1960s, using two small tanks fixed to their thighs with straps to cross wells, tunnels and passages. filled with water that connected the caves filled with air.

Medical certificate certifying suitability for diving

This course is available on ISDA e-Learning.

You can access:

  • downloading ISDA e-learning APP
  • via browser, at

Your Instructor will give you the code to access your studying materials: manual, review quizzes, videos and insights (if part of the course).

The Side Mount configuration must be adjusted and customized for each diver to increase comfort and ease of movement, minimizing water resistance (i.e. making the diver more hydrodynamic).

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