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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 PADI Sidemount Diver specialty course. The academics take place at our facility in Colorado Springs.

Sidemount Diver

Course Fee: $235

The title "Sidemount" refers to the location of the tank; in this course, you learn the fundamentals of having cylinders on your sides, rather than heavily weighing on your back. This helps with streamlining and flexibility options.

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:

  • PADI Sidemount & Tec Sidemount Diver Manual $34.00

Number of dives: Three open water training dives

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