Join us in association with Global Dive Auckland for the first Sidemount Fundamentals Course of the 2016/17 season.
Sat Jan 14 - The course will start with a half day of equipment workshops where your Sidemount equipment will be personally fitted for you. We'll land drill the basic skills before we head over to our training pool for two hours in the water. The last hour is spent back at the dive centre reviewing the video and answering questions.
Sun Jan 15 - will be at Goat Island Marine Reserve where we will land drill more foundational skills before hitting the water for weighting and buoyancy checks, and more skills practice. The day finishes with video debriefing and preparation for Days 3 and 4.
Sat Jan 21 - We will head up to Tutukaka with the Global Dive team for Open Water dives on sites at the world-famous Poor Knights Islands. Here you will learn how to correctly manage your sidemount equipment for boat diving including boarding the vessel, storing your equipment, preparing for donning and various techniques for donning on the boat and in-water. During the dives you will practice gas management, sidemount skills, propulsion techniques and emergency drills. The day finishes with video debriefing and preparation for Day 4.
Sun Jan 22 - Day 4 marks our second day diving the Poor Knights Islands with the Global Dive team where we will continue to practice our sidemount diving skills and perform a skills circuit to complete the course. Again, we'll finish the day with video debriefing and discussion.
Don't miss this opportunity to become a Sidemount Pro!!
Note: Dive sites subject to student skill level and weather conditions. Instructor boat and accommodation cost shared amongst course participants.