UWE and Ocean Quest spent last week at Capilano U conducting their MSDT program and as a treat we did a PADI Sidemount diver level course for the graduating class. We had an awesome turn out from Capilano U with 6 students deciding they wanted to leap directly into Sidemount diving! Personally I see no other way of diving now, Sidemount diving so much easier if you will. We are totally redundant and capable of helping ourselves in the event of any lost equipment.
The Capilano U students showed how easy it is to convert to Sidemount diving. After 3 hours in the classroom, and the 3 hours in the pool with 3 ocean dives, and everyone made it look like they had been diving sidemount all their lives! We introduce the Capilano U group to the Hollis SMS 100 BCD, with the Hollis sidemount regulators, and everyone agrees, that this is all great equipment!
Well done Capilano U…best of luck with your future diving! Interested in the PADI Sidemount course, be sure to contact Ocean Quest to see how about getting certified!!