Advanced Sidemount Diver Workshop

We developed the advanced sidemount workshop to address a gap in sidemount training we discovered after accumulating decades of experience pushing incredibly small restrictions and discovering some of the smallest caves ever explored. Surviving many hairy situations inspired us to distill the invaluable knowledge we gained into the pure survival skills and drills we cover in this workshop. Although there is some theory, advanced sidemount training is primarily conducted in the water. Stress management and restriction visualization are the main points of this fun-filled and action-packed advanced sidemount class. If you are serious about advanced sidemount cave exploration, this is the workshop for you.

Should you decide to take this workshop you will be receiving first-hand knowledge from some of the most experienced cave explorers in the world. We have pushed through extremely small passages in order to extend various cave systems around the world, in some of the most challenging situations you could possibly imagine. Through years of diving this type of cave we have been exposed to problems, both physical and psychological, that you can expect to encounter during these types of diving activities.

The Advanced Sidemount Workshop Covers:

  • Dive planning and gas management 
  • Psychological aspects when diving in extremely small cave
  • Equipment issues and gas failures in sidemount
  • Emergency protocols and considerations when diving sidemount in small cave
  • Techniques used to pass major sidemount restrictions
  • Zero visibility exits

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ProTec offers various certification combinations to help you reach your cave diving goals in Backmount, sidemount and CCR. Check out our cave diver Training Tracks to help you plan your trip.

Please note this is an advanced sidemount workshop without certification. This workshop takes a minimum of 3 days to complete and is only available to VERY experienced Sidemount Cave Divers with a need to be trained in this type of diving.

“Great training and dive guidance. Highly recommend them for sidemount training.”

Eric N.