In this week's episode sponsored by XDEEP, I share my experiences sidemount diving at Niue Island in the South Pacific including a really cool interview with Shannon Hunter, owner of Buccaneer Adventures Niue Dive. I cover: Background on Niue Island and what makes it so special Considerations traveling as a sidemount diver Questions to ask dive operators in remote locations How get the operator "onside" and actually enjoy having you dive sidemount The skills you need to have to ensure a smooth sidemount diving experience Your chance to join me to dive/train sidemount in Niue Sep 2019. and much more.... Episode Sponsor: XDEEP - If you like the podcast, please share with your friends and consider leaving us a 5-star review.
E018- Sidemount & Cave Exploration with Natalie Gibb
In this week's episode sponsored by Shearwater Research, I speak with Natalie Gibb, consummate sidemount diver, cave instructor, explorer and co-owner of dive shop "Under the Jungle", Mexico. We cover: How Nat got into sidemount, cave diving, and cave instructing Her cave exploration projects in Mexico Building diving skills as you conduct exploration projects Nat's philosophy re sidemount and cave diving training The importance of natural navigation in cave diving Why cave divers should try dry caving Use of AI transmitters for sidemount and technical diving and much more.... Episode Sponsor: Shearwater Research - If you like the podcast, please share with your friends and consider leaving us a 5-star review.
E017 - Sidemount Diving Truk Lagoon
In this week's episode sponsored by XDEEP, I share my experiences sidemount diving at Truk Lagoon with Pete Mesley's Lust4Rust. I cover: History of Truk Lagoon and Operation Hailstone My planning to complete sidemount trimix dives in tropical conditions Using Michur's XDEEP Stealth 2.0 Dual Bladder configuration for managing trim Travelling to Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia Our base and the dive facilities at Blue Lagoon Resort The wrecks, dive planning, decompression planning and executing our dives My personal favorites of the Truk wrecks Planning for a sidemount group to join the June 2020 trip and much more.... Featured in this episode: Sponsor: XDEEP - If you like the podcast, please share with your friends and consider leaving us a 5-star review.
E016 - Dominican Republic Cave Exploration with Phillip Lehman
In this week's episode sponsored by XDEEP, I speak with Phillip Lehman, acclaimed graffiti artist, musician and music producer... but more to the point... amazing cave explorer and sidemount diver :)! We cover: How Phillip got into sidemount and cave diving His cave exploration partnership with Patrick Widmann The DRSS and safety issues re untrained divers being guided in the cave zone DRSS exploration projects The importance of practice in building sidemount skills Phillip's equipment including; XDEEP Stealth 2.0, video cameras, housings, lights and editing software Advice for aspiring underwater videographers and much more.... Featured in this episode: Sponsor: XDEEP - If you like the podcast, please share with your friends and consider leaving us a 5-star review.
E015 - New Zealand Cave Exploration with Tom Crisp
In this week's episode, I speak with good friend and Kiwi cave explorer Tom Crisp. Tom has built a brilliant resume based on him just getting out there and finding projects that excite him and this has lead to the discovery of new caves in New Zealand as well as collaborations with the Wet Mules cave diving team. We cover: How Tom got into sidemount diving His use of sidemount for cave exploration Cave diving projects in New Zealand and Canada The benefits of using Sidemount CCR for cave exploration and much more.... If you like the podcast please share, comment and leave us a five star review :)!