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This class is meticulously designed for divers who seek an exceptional and transformative experience in sidemount diving. Whether you are a novice diver looking to explore new horizons or an experienced diver aiming to master the art of sidemount, our curriculum caters to a broad spectrum of individuals. It's for those who yearn for unparalleled freedom and adaptability underwater, diving enthusiasts who are eager to go beyond the basics, and anyone who wants to acquire advanced skills that are crucial for diving in various conditions and challenging scenarios. Whether you're a recreational diver, an aspiring technical diver, or simply someone passionate about exploring the depths with a unique perspective, this class is tailored to unlock the full potential of sidemount diving for you.


Enrolling in this class is your gateway to an exceptional sidemount diving experience. Our program goes beyond the basics, providing advanced skills and knowledge that enable you to truly master the art of sidemount diving. With us, you'll achieve unparalleled freedom and adaptability underwater, making you a proficient diver capable of handling emergencies, navigating effectively, and thriving in diverse conditions. Whether you're a novice or an experienced diver, this course enriches your diving journey, promising a more rewarding and versatile underwater experience.


At FlowState Divers, we proudly stand apart as an elite group of dive professionals with extensive backgrounds in Cave and Technical diving. What sets us apart from the rest is our unique approach; we don't just teach, we teach as we dive. Our unwavering commitment to excellence drives us to be the best of the best in the diving world. When you train with us, you're not just learning the skills; you're embarking on a journey to exceed industry standards. Our students emerge from our programs as self-aware and utterly badass divers, well-prepared to explore the underwater world with confidence and expertise.

Sidemount Fundamentals

Are you prepared to embark on an extraordinary journey into the world of sidemount diving, where unparalleled freedom awaits? At FlowState Divers, our dedication to sidemount diving is not merely instructional; it's a way of life. With years of experience, we've meticulously crafted an exclusive and all-encompassing sidemount curriculum that stands as a testament to its uniqueness.

Our approach to sidemount training transcends the ordinary; it's a transformative expedition that will forever alter your perception of diving. This isn't just another course; it's a profound and holistic experience, delving deeper into the art of sidemount diving.

What are our planned activities? We have a comprehensive program, including theory sessions, equipment workshops, surface land drills, training dives, and open water dives. Each component will involve thorough feedback and daily video debriefing sessions.


Here is an overview of our scheduled workshops and training:

 Equipment Setup Workshop (Cylinder, Regulators, SM System, Accessories)
• Surface Dry Runs
• Propulsion/Finning Techniques Workshop
• Learning Valve Shutdown Procedures
• Learning Gas Sharing Protocols
• Advanced Buoyancy Training
• Team Diving Protocols & SMB Deployment
• Advanced Dive Planning & Navigation Workshop

• Advanced Rescue Workshop

At FlowState Divers, we consider sidemount diving an art form, not just an equipment configuration. We firmly believe in the unparalleled freedom and adaptability that sidemount diving offers, and our training program is designed to unlock its full potential. While conventional training organizations may offer only the basics, our sidemount training program goes above and beyond.

This program goes way beyond the basics, testing and refining your skills in vital areas that every diver should aspire to master. We cover essential aspects such as teamwork, handling diver emergencies, reflex responses to unexpected equipment failures, advanced navigation techniques, and deploying surface marker buoys. Additionally, we delve into advanced buoyancy control, trim adjustment, and propulsion techniques (finning), enabling you to become a well-rounded diver.

You'll also acquire expertise in dive planning, critical thinking for pre-dive problem-solving, and adaptability to diverse conditions, such as currents, surge, and unexpected challenges like getting lost. Our curriculum extends to mastering different dive sites and boat diving techniques, along with advanced navigation and underwater awareness skills. These foundational skills are essential for any diver, but our program takes them to the next level, ensuring you are fully prepared to embrace the distinctive challenges and benefits of sidemount diving.


This is the course that will truly elevate your diving experience!


• Minimum age of 18 years of age.

• UTD Rec 2 Diver (Advanced Diver) or equivalent.

• Minimum of 50 dives beyond open water certification, 25 of which must be non-training dives.


• Maximum depth is 18m

• Standard gas is Air (21% O2)

• No stage decompression

• No overhead environments


• The use of prescription drugs must be authorised prior to the onset of diver training by a physician

• All participants must be able to swim a distance of at least 15m on a breath hold or demonstrate an air share swim where OOA diver swims at least 15m to the donating diver.


Numerous inadequately crafted sidemount gear options exist, which is why we advise our students against purchasing equipment prior to the course. This approach enables them to experience and evaluate the top choices currently available in the market, ultimately selecting the most appropriate style for their diving needs. During your training, you'll have the opportunity to select from the Xdeep Stealth, Xdeep Classic, and the Razor system.





MAX. 18M


What You Learn

• In-Depth Equipment Configuration

• Correct Buoyancy control, Trim and Propulsion techniques

• Extensive Dive Planning & Execution

• Extensive Sidemount Diving Techniques

• Underwater Problem Solving / Rescue techniques

What You Earn

✓ Higher than average Sidemount Skills

✓ Confidence & Knowledge

✓ Exceptional Foundational Skills

✓ FlowState Membership

✓ Continuous education at discounted prices


Master Series

Introducing our Master Series on YouTube, a comprehensive collection of videos meticulously crafted to empower divers with the tools and knowledge they need to enhance their underwater skills. Whether you're an aspiring diver or a seasoned enthusiast, our Master Series is your gateway to honing your abilities beneath the surface. 




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