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4940 Rusina Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
United States


Underwater Connection, has been serving the Colorado Springs water sports community since 1989. What started as a scuba shop 25 years ago, has now grown into a legacy of aquatic adventures. Now offering everything you need for Whitewater Kayak, SUP, Swimming, Triathlon Aquatics, and of course, Scuba.

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Sidemount Diver - SCUBA specialty at UWC in Colorado Springs

Underwater Connection offers the Sidemount training. The academics take place at our facility in Colorado Springs.

Sidemount DiVING

Course Fee: $275


Sidemount diving is no longer only for technical divers!  The ease of movement without a heavy tank on your back and a new feeling of buoyancy and freedom are enticing advantages of the diving style that can benefit
recreational divers as well. Diving with 2 tanks also increases the amount of air at your disposal, making
it easy to make the best of your bottom time without worrying about running out of gas!

What you will learn:

  • Properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment.

  • Trim your weight system and sidemount gear so you're perfectly balanced in the water.

  • Manage gas by switching second stages as planned, if wearing two cylinders.

  • Respond correctly to potential problems while sidemount diving.




Required Materials:

*If you are signing up for more than one specialty, get great discounts by getting your student materials in bundles!

Recommended Materials / skills: 

  • Sidemount tank rigging (available for rental).

  • Sidemount BCD (available for rental).

  • Sidemount Regulator set (available for rental).


Number of dives: 3

Next class: Jul 30th & Aug 1st (at UWC) and Aug 9th (dives at Blue Hole)


Contact us if you have any questions!