TDI Sidemount Instructor

The TDI Sidemount Instructor course provides the training required to competently and safely introduce students to the world of technical sidemount diving. The objective of this course is to train instructors to familiarize students with technical sidemount equipment configurations as an alternative to traditional back-mounted configuration.

The TDI Sidemount Instructor course can be combined with other TDI Courses such as Advanced Nitrox Instructor, Decompression Procedures Instructor and Extended Range Instructor.

Required Subject Areas:

TDI Sidemount Instructor• Gas matching procedures to include dissimilar volumes
• Gas management utilizing independent cylinders
• Psychological considerations
• Equipment considerations
• Communication
• Hand signals
• Light signals
• Problem solving
• Gas-sharing
• Gas hemorrhages
• Light failure
• Loss of visibility
• Entanglement
• Self rescue
• Tight spaces
• Conservation
• Difficult water entries
• S-Drills; specific to sidemount


• Be a TDI Sidemount diver or equivalent
• Be an active TDI Instructor
• Complete the course with an active TDI Sidemount IT
In order to complete this course, students must:
• Perform all land drills and dive requirements safely and efficiently
• Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
• Maintain an appropriate level of awareness and respect for the environment
• Log all dives

Course Duration: 3 days , 5 dives


To book this course, a 20% ( ฿4,000 ) deposit is payable now. The balance is due on arrival.