Side Mount Mini

Side Mount Mini

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UTD Watersports Ft Lauderdale at UTD Scuba Diving (Training Facilty)
Company: UTD Scuba Diving

Instructor: Ryan Custureri

Side Mount Mini

By: UTD Watersports Ft Lauderdale at UTD Scuba Diving (Training Facilty)
Instructor: Ryan Custureri
Region: United States
Where: 13186 NW 23RD ST, Pembroke Pines, 33028
Event by Appointment: To arrange your class dates, please contact us directly at: (754)-800-4635, or by email We look forward to hearing from you!
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Join the Side Mount Revolution!


The UTD Side Mount Mini class is a crossover class for you, the certified diver, to introduce you to Side Mount diving. This class is designed for divers who have taken the UTD Essentials of Recreational, or Essentials of Tech class,  or have completed their Advanced Open Water diver course from a recognized Agency.

The Side Mount Mini is designed to cross you over to side mount diving at your current level of certification. The certification limitations of the class, once completed, are based on your current level of certification.


The goals of the UTD Side Mount Mini are to:


To develop your practical knowledge and understanding of side mounting diving. To enable you to setup, organize and safely conduct side mount dives at their current level of recreational certification. Prerequisites Must meet UTD General Course Prerequisites as outlined in Section 1.6 or the UTD Standards and Procedures Minimum age of 16 Completed UTD registration process UTD open water certification or higher Standard gases are used. Nitrox and/or Helium certification required if breathing any gas with higher O2 content than 22% and/or using a helium based mix.



Course Limits


General Training Limits as outlined in Standards and Procedures Section 1.4 All dives are to maintain a working PO2 of no greater than 1.4 UTD Z-System Instructor to student ratio maximum 6:1 in the class Online Classroom Courses and Text Online Classroom Materials - Side Mount Mini Online Classroom Side Mount Recreational Gas Planning Worksheet Essentials of Side Mount Diving DVD is recommended


Academic Topics


UTD organization Side Mount Diving Principles

Diving proficiency with in water skills

Streamlining and equipment configuration

Air sharing and valve procedures

Gear configuration


Land Drills and Topics

Setup and Configuration of the Z-System or equivalent for recreational side mount diving

Equipment fit and function Pre-dive drills


Required Dive Skills and Drills


All skills requirements of requested crossover level as outlined by UTD Class structure Emergency out of air management Demonstrate good buoyancy and trim Familiarization with Side Mount configuration and equipment


Equipment Requirements


Side Mount equipment configuration is designed to be simple and efficient. To get the most from your class it is advisable that you take the course in a complete UTD Side Mount system.


Required Equipment


All equipment noted in Standards and Procedures 3.0 Z-System or equivalent for Side Mount diving

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