Specialty Sidemount Diver in Koh Lanta

Thanks to the Sidemount Diver specialty, here in Koh Lanta, explore the underwater world in another way.
Indeed, having the scuba tanks mounted on your back is not a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many divers have discovered the fun of side mounting scuba tanks. In other words, side configuration diving gives you options for versatility and hydrodynamics. Also, you don’t have to walk with heavy bottles on your back.
In fact, all you have to do is get in the water, attach the bottles to your equipment and start diving.


Then sign up for a PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course here on Koh Lanta.

If you are a certified PADI Open Water Diver and are at least 15 years old, you can register for this PADI specialty.

If you are a certified PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver and are at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the PADI Sidemount Diver course.

In addition to learning the many benefits of diving with a side tank configuration, during one confined water dive and three open water dives you will learn to:

  • Properly assemble and configure scuba equipment in the side configuration of scuba tanks.
  • Distribute your weight system and mounted equipment sideways so that they are perfectly balanced in the water.
  • Manage gas by alternating second stages, as planned, if carrying two cylinders.
  • Respond correctly to potential problems when diving sideways.

Get a credit!
The first dive of this PADI Specialty can be validated as an Adventure Dive for your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.


  • 11’900 THB – Course in 2 days, 4 dives
  • All the equipment needed for snorkeling  dive
  • Your teaching material in English (if existing)
  • PADI certification
  • An English or French-speaking instructor (up to you)
  • Small group of 2 peoples maximum
  • Transfer from your hotel to the port and from the port to your hotel
  • Breakfast, non-vegetarian / vegetarian lunch, fruits and drinks served on the boat
  • Diving insurance (DAN)
  • THB 600 Marine National Park Fee, per day per diver (during sea dives)
  • THB 400 Marine National Park Tax, per day per passenger (during sea dives)