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    As a lot of guys have said it is all about the instructor not the agency.

    Most of them will teach you the basics as specified within their agency but the better Instructors, those who have the real sidemount and OH experience will really take the course to a whole different level.

    Their insight leads to small refinements in technique and in setting up your harness and even your tanks that will really start to show.
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    I was trained by Garry D so he will always get a recommendation from me..... Garry initially taught the SM distinctive specialty that was introduced by Steve Martin (PADI CD who still teaches SM) PADI then introduced SM into their TecRec range and it lost a lot of the good things that Garry was teaching.... you also had some of the PADI Tec schools jump on board to teach SM, most of whom had no real life experience of diving SM. When Garry switched to RAID he took all that was good from the SM course he had been teaching.

    I guess what i am doing is echoing what others have said.... dont get stuck on the agency go for the instructor!!

    Other instructors you could chat to in your local area are:-
    Duncan Mort of H2O in Hindley ( Duncan is a RAID and PADI instructor not sure which SM course he teaches)
    Mick Turner or Reefers and Wreckers Clitheroe... Think they are just PADI

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmaniek View Post
    Hi all,

    I have been looking for a club / dive center providing PADI Sidemount course around Merseyside area, Liverpool/Manchester but couldn't find any. Have anyone heard about such thing? Thank you very much.
    Hi, I am also looking for sidemount training in the Merseyside / North West area.
    Did you make any progress?
    Cheers...
    Last edited by Titanic; 08-08-2018 at 08:42 PM. Reason: Clarity!
    You are entitled to your own opinion, you are not entitled to your own facts.

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    Dave Dolan, DiveRAID sidemount instructor, passed off by none other than Chewbacca/Garry Dallas himself, based in Liverpool.

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    Ian France, ianfrancetechnical, lives in Rainow, near Macclesfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSargeant View Post
    Dave Dolan, DiveRAID sidemount instructor, passed off by none other than Chewbacca/Garry Dallas himself, based in Liverpool.
    Would you know if he is still operating?
    He comes up in Google under Glaciere Diving, but web site and FB page for them seem to have gone.
    You are entitled to your own opinion, you are not entitled to your own facts.

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    Love diving, hate divers. MSargeant's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanic View Post
    Would you know if he is still operating?
    He comes up in Google under Glaciere Diving, but web site and FB page for them seem to have gone.

    Yup, he's a friend of mine. He's under the same group as Garry so search SimplySidemount

    Alternatively shoot him a message on Facebook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSargeant View Post
    Yup, he's a friend of mine. He's under the same group as Garry so search SimplySidemount

    Alternatively shoot him a message on Facebook.
    Found him, thanks.
    You are entitled to your own opinion, you are not entitled to your own facts.


 
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