Sidemount Diving Course

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Sidemount Diving Course

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Sidemount Diving Course

Sidemount Diving Course

THB12'500per person
  • A Sidemount Diving Course includes: 2 mandatory training dives and 3 additional dives, 1 confined water dive, instructor, certification, digital learning access, breakfast, lunch, water, coffee, tea, transfer from Kamala, Patong, Kata, Karon, Chalong, Nai Harn and Rawai (other areas on request).
  • Sidemount Diving Course Quick Facts: Availability: whole year, duration: 2 day course, maximum training depth: various, certified as Open Water Diver, less weight on the back and better trim, requirements: minimum age 15 years, maximum 2 participants per instructor.
Sidemount Diving Course in Phuket

Sidemount Diving Course in Phuket

As it is the norm in wreck and cave diving, Sidemount equipment configuration is now being discovered by more and more divers. The simple, pleasant and weightless dive without the burden of the diving equipment on the back – who wouldn’t want to experience this? To make these kind of dives safely, it requires special training. You will learn everything about the background, history, benefits and equipment of sidemount diving. In practice, you will learn how to configure your equipment and manage it in the water, recognizing that bouyancy and movement brings you a new diving experience. The Sidemount diver course we recommend in preparation for CCR Rebreather Diver Courses or Extended Range courses.

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Sidemount Diving Course and Continuing Education with Aloha Diving in Phuket

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Basically sidemount diving utilises a different equipment configuration to standard (back mount) diving. As you can probably guess, the cylinders (usually two but can be just one) are worn on the side connected with clips and bungee cord. This means the diver is far more streamlined in the water, and has easy access to both tank valves. Also both cylinders can be unclipped from the bottom and brought in front of the diver (this is called ‘No Mount’) to allow the diver to fit through spaces that would be impossible in classic back mount.
With personalised training and taking enough time, we make sure you are truly comfortable under water with the skills and equipment you will use. In general, an Open Water Rebreather Diver course consists of 3 parts: Academics, Pool Training and Open Water Sessions.
Since then the world of cave diving has seen a huge surge in popularity (for understandable reasons), however in the 2000s sidemount diving has also been in the spotlight for recreational diving too, but the key question is, if I don’t cave dive, why should I dive sidemount?
Sidemount diving is more comfortable:
Most divers who use sidemount will say it is far more comfortable than diving back mount, especially those who have back problems and find it is difficult to carry heavy scuba cylinders. Usually sidemount set up cylinders will be attached to the harness in the water, so the diver doesn’t need to carry any heavy equipment around on the boat.
Sidemount diving offers more redundancy:
Redundant gas supply has always been an important feature of technical diving, but recreational divers used their buddy’s alternate air source or a pony bottle as an emergency option. Having a second cylinder and regulator means even if one fails, you have a working back up for ascents.
Sidemount is more streamlined:
Wearing the cylinders on your side, tucked under the armpits is far more streamlined than the classic back mounted system. This means less energy is required to propel yourself through the water, which in turn means less air is consumed. Most divers will argue that buoyancy control and good body positioning is easier using sidemount than it is with back mount.
Sidemount diving is more fun:
Ok so this is not such an important benefit, but it doesn’t make it not true. There isn’t much out there that isn’t more fun than un-clipping one or both of the tanks, bringing them in front of you and pretend you are flying like superman! Also divers who continue with their diving education feel more satisfied with the sport as learning new skills keeps things fresh!
Remember the best way to get more out of your diving career is to keep taking on new challenges and never stop learning.
In our family-operated diving school in Phuket, you will not be treated like a number. The continuing education take place in small groups and private environment.
It does not matter where you are staying in Phuket. We pick you up from your accommodation (Kamala, Patong, Karon, Kata, Chalong and Rawai – other regions upon request) free of charge and bring you to our dive center or to the pier.

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REVIEWS FROM OUR SIDEMOUNT DIVER COURSE PARTICIPANTS

Amazing place, Instructor and experience! A definite address if you are looking to learn how to dive or are already an experienced diver. Alice was very patient, friendly, knowledgeable and downright lovely to dive with. 100% recommendation for diving in Phuket.
Simon Boussion
12:57 16 Jul 18
Beautiful experience with Aloha diving... It was my first time and I felt relaxed with Alice.. Fantastic world under the sea. Excellent organisation from the beginning to the end. Food and drinks all day. .I recommend to everybody beginners and advanced divers....
Ingrid Borsani
12:23 03 May 18
i had a really good time with them, they picked me up from hotel and they brought me back every time.....i was in a 4days diving pack with them and i was never being bored or sorry to do that....best ship crue ever...best food....the best time ever.....and Simon even made picture with a really good camera and give it to me for free.....WORTH THE MONEY.....till next time....thank you
Filote Adrian
15:06 22 Apr 18
Had an awesome dive course with Aloha Diving. I was there, to pursue 4 SSI speciality courses and it went out really very well. These guys are very proffesional and they do know their job. Simon is a very great dive instructor and is calm, composed and very supportive. He made my dives a memorable experience.
sushovan das
14:42 09 Apr 18
Update 27th March 2018: Third visit and stay at Aloha Diving and amazing again like all the time before! Every time you're with them, you feel very familiar and close to them. First time for me to meet Alice, the wonderful lady also in the office with Simon, who told me everything about my next possibilities in things of diving and adviced me perfectly. Had a great trip again to another spot for me. Phi Phi and Sharkpoint was wonderful to dive, perfect conditions underwater and also on the boat with that perfect organisation and of course the transfer from the hotel before, even if some hours booked before. My instructor Tony was very helpful, experienced and open minded. Thanks to you too Tony! Last but not least, Simon, thanks for all of your good and safe organisation! Guys, you're really great, thanks a lot again and hope to dive with you soon! Best regards & AlohaRichard_________________________________________Update 20th Oct 2017:Decided one day before in the afternoon to join this great adventure again and had a another very cool and exciting diving trip. Different locations than yesterday, same great boat, same great and nice crew (always very helpful), same perfect instructor as yesterday (many thanks to Klaus again) and a lot of other fishes (also a shark), reefs and also a wreck but ten times bigger as yesterday. It was a great tour guys from Aloha Diving! Thanks again for these amazing two days! Best regards! --------------------------------------------------------------------Fun-Diving with Aloha Diving on 19th Oct 2017I was driving by the way to Rawai, looking for a Diving company in Phuket and saw Aloha Diving. Simon (Part CEO/ very nice and experienced) told me everything what I want to know about Fun Dives and the Advanced Open Water Course, because I made my Open Water 4 weeks ago on Koh Tao. Decided to practice with Fun Dives was a good decision. Klaus, my personal Instructor (very competent and experienced too) told me everything to need about the region, showed me incredible beautiful fishes and as a highlight dived through a old wrack. It was a perfect day, perfect conditions, perfect team, perfect boat with all Inclusive. Fantastic breakfast, lunch, afternoon cakes and Drinks for free. A very big thank you to Simon and Klaus! Hope to see you soon again Guys! It was a pleasure for me!
Richard Wagner
10:01 28 Mar 18
We’ve never thought that diving would be that amazing. We were glad to make this experience at Aloha diving. They were very professional and explained to us everything very well which makes us feel save under water. Also their tank is very beautiful! We’ve had an amazing trip and diving tour as well. We’ve learned a lot! If we ever go back to Pukhet we definitely come back visit them!
pascal wirz
17:54 26 Mar 18
Perfectly organized diving school with professional guides. They will find you the trip or course which fits for you.
Beat Ackermann
08:44 19 Mar 18
Excellent service, literally booked everything the evening before the actual dive. Very professional and friendly service!
Nico
10:47 09 Jan 18
It was a lovely trip! The boat was big with all essentials included: toilets/shower, breakfast, lunch, fruits. Instructors were professional and nice people to talk with.P.S.: hey Simon, that was a nice talk about technical diving!
Maxim Gurkin
10:57 12 Oct 17
Aloha Diving is awesome. My girlfriend and I emailed Simon months before our trip about taking an open water diver course. Simon promptly responded to our email (as he does with any email or message you may send him) with all the information we needed to get started plus set us up for some online learning. Once we arrived in Phuket, Simon picked us up from where we were staying and we began the class room portion of the course. Simon is an incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and efficient teacher. By the time it was time to start diving Simon had answered all of our questions and we felt very prepared. On the diving days Simon and his staff were prompt with pick up, briefed us on each location and the skills we needed to perform there, and overall ensured we got the most out of every dive by giving us tips and pointing out many different types of sea life. Simon also sent us a file full of pictures he took of us on each dive which is an added plus. I really do not believe we could have had a better experience. Simon and his team are the best and i would recommend them to anyone.
Zac Bunzey
04:32 12 Oct 17
Aloha diving made it possible!We had a great time with amazing dives and met wonderful peoples. The service you get is just on top of the top. Transferring you like a VIP from your hotel to the boat and back...all you need to do is to slip in your gear and jump in the water....just awesome! Also during the boat ride where enough food and drinks for all to keep everyone happy. Briefing and De-briefing was good and easy understandable for all and made the dives even more enjoyable. They also look after your diving skills to make sure you got the best dives for your comfort level. Alice and the team did great and we would go diving with them any time any place again! Companys like Aloha diving became rare. Where peoples get treated like individual personalities and taken the way they are. We really appreciate that personal touch!
Karol Kreienbuehl
03:26 13 Jul 17
We traveled to Phuket in June 2017 with a focus on spending the majority of our time diving. We went with Alice from Aloha diving and are so very pleased we did! This is a great small company it was just my husband and I and Alice. From our transport to and from the hotel, to the high quality equipment, local knowledge, safety and experience it was simply outstanding.We had booked 2 days diving with 3 dives per day and on the final dive I was so impressed we booked another day and ended up having 9 dives in total with Alice and Aloha Ocean Adventures.Having our Open Water dive certificate but not many dives under our weight belts having a professional instructor / guide who put our safety first was so very important to me and Alice and Aloha Ocean Adventures did not disappoint.Alice met us at the marina and brought us onto the shared large diving boat, she had an excellent working relationship with the crew and boat leader who were very helpful and knowledgeable. Alice explained everything to us, since it had been over a year since we dived, Alice walked us through our equipment by the end of the first dive we were handling, using and setting up our equipment like pros. Before each dive Alice would sit with us on the boat and go through the dive site, our plan for the dive and the marine life we were likely to experience. Her professionalism and love for diving made for some amazing dives! Her guidance and education has taken us from being novice divers up to the next level - she has invigorated our love of diving again.I am already planning another dive trip to Phuket and certainly be using Aloha Ocean Adventures again. Highly recommend.
Katy Fatchen
00:54 25 Jun 17
My wife and I booked for two days diving (6 dives) with Aloha. It was so good we added a third day's worth of diving. We dived with one of the owners, Alice and met the other owner Simon. They were great - transfers from our resort were seamless. The dives were wonderful and Alice not only provided great guidance while diving by spotting and pointing out the various forms of aquatic life but also provided great company in between dives. As a bonus she also provided us with photos from all of our dives for free rather than at a price (as is the usual custom among tourism operators.Aloha's diving equipment was in excellent condition and the dive boat which they used was spacious and comfortable. I'd thoroughly recommend Aloha Ocean Adventures to anyone interested in diving around Phuket and we'll be diving with next next year when we return to Thailand.
Arid Hills
02:35 23 Jun 17
Went to Phuket for our anniversary, my wife has been wanting to try scuba diving as long as I can remember. I was nervous at first to jump right in without any training or prior knowledge, but our Aloha Guide, Simon, was an incredible instructor who kept us calm, well-informed, and allowed us to have 3 amazing dives! By the third dive, I felt like a pro already!We tried the "Try Scuba Diving" full day trip with 3 dives, and it was everything we hoped for - easy transportation, great service, delicious food, beautiful views and incredible diving. Would absolutely come back and scuba-dive again with Aloha!
Miles Bennett
02:21 18 May 17
This was absolutely amazing! My first diving experience was with Alice and she is a super-caring, experienced and lovely teacher. I was very scared to try diving for the first time, but with Alice everything went well and super smooth. She explained everything perfectly, she was by my side every moment, at the same time giving enough freedom to feel the real diving experience. Alice took great pictures and, unlike many other diving centers, Aloha Ocean Adventures don't charge an additional fee for the pictures. Alice is easy to get along with, she knows all the best spots and can find a right approach to any person. The boat is super comfortable, food is delicious, staff is helping and caring. I had one of the brightest experiences in my life and I highly recommend this diving center. This is a great example of people, who love what they do and know exactly how to make you love it as well.
Daria Patyutko
08:24 23 Apr 17
I've had a great experience with Aloha Diving. It was my first time diving and I did a 2 day Scuba Diving course. Alice was a very competent and extremly nice instructor. I felt very safe at all times and learned a lot in those 2 days. It definetly made me want to continue to dive and if I'm ever again on Phuket, I will revist Aloha Diving.
Marina Schmidt
21:12 07 Apr 17
I strongly recommend Aloha Diving when looking for a reliable diving company. We went for a try scubadive last december and had a great time with Simon. He is patient, very professional and especially passionate about what he does. It was the first time for us and we felt comfortable during the whole trip. We did 3 dives in different sites around the Racha islands. We loved it!!!
schmidt_jonathan
20:37 15 Mar 17
Wow! I wanted to scuba dive do an open water diver course since many years but never really had the chance. As I traveled to Phuket/Thailand I was looking for excellent diving schools and soon found Aloha Diving based in Rawai. Although I was based in Karon this was no problem as Aloha Diving will picks you up nearly everywhere in Phuket. Ok, so I gave it a chance and must honestly say that my expectations were excelled by far. Simon —one of the two founders— gave me the perfect introduction into the theory and practice of Open Water Diving and made sure that I felt completely comfortable and secure at all times. After preparing my theory via app and with Simon's help I took the test and made it easily on the first try. Now to the practical part: Starting in a very nice and exclusive pool (day 1) we stepped up the game the next day and went for 3 dives. Before entering the ocean (what a view) I was a little afraid I'd feel a little unwell as I never tried diving before (only snorkeling), but man was I wrong. I can say absolutely the same for day 3, which was even better (and another 3 dives, which is more than other diving schools give you) as I felt even more secure and understood the before learned better. I saw some amazing underwater life, we even dove through a small shipwreck. And now I am a diver!!! If you ever come to Phuket and want to give diving a try I highly recommend you check out Aloha Diving and do a beginner's course. I don't have any comparison to other schools but with this experience I don't need one. 6 stars 🙂 I'll be back for more!
Kamal Nicholas
09:58 26 Feb 17

Contact Info

87/18 Moo2 T. Rawai A. Muang 83130 Phuket

Phone: +66979243483

Web: Aloha Diving

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Thu 16

Scheduled Open Water Scuba Diver Course

14 August @ 8:00 am - 16 August @ 5:00 pm
Thu 16

Scheduled Advanced Adventurer Course

15 August @ 7:30 am - 16 August @ 5:30 pm
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