According to Emperor Divers Red Sea, most of its guests who have dived with sidemount when asked if they would ever go back to backplates reply: “Never!”
Divers can kit up more easily and add a second tank for more gas, more balance and more redundancy, says Emperor. “Either way, sidemount is a winner with one tank or two” is now its mantra.
Whether you’re sidemount-trained or not, Emperor says it can offer “the full range” of options for divers. These include the PADI Sidemount speciality course, gear rental for further sidemount exploration and extra tank rental for divers who have their own gear.