Join us for our next Sidemount Fundamentals Course in association with Global Dive.
This course is four days, run over two consecutive weekends in early December.
Sat Dec 1 - The course will start with a half day of equipment workshops at Northland Dive where your Sidemount equipment will be personally fitted for you. We'll land drill the basic skills before we head over to shore dive at beautiful Taupiri Bay spending two hours in the water. The last hour is spent back at the dive centre reviewing the video and answering questions.
Sun Dec 2 - Will be our first day of boat diving with Northland Dive. 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 Days 3 and 4.
Sat Dec 8 - We will head back to Northland Dive for another two days to perform more Open Water dives on sites at the world-famous Bay of Islands. More land drills are followed by two boat dives where we continue to practice sidemount skills. The day finishes with video debriefing and preparation for Day 4.
Sun Dec 9 - 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.
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