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The podcast where we talk all things sidemount diving, from equipment, skills, techniques and sidemount diving expeditions to interviews with some of the world's top sidemount divers. Whether you are new to sidemount diving, been diving sidemount for years or are just want to know more, this is THE place for all things sidemount.

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Speaking Sidemount Steve Davis - Sidemount Diver & Instructor

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    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

The podcast where we talk all things sidemount diving, from equipment, skills, techniques and sidemount diving expeditions to interviews with some of the world's top sidemount divers. Whether you are new to sidemount diving, been diving sidemount for years or are just want to know more, this is THE place for all things sidemount.

Subscribe to receive new episodes every week. If you like the podcast please consider leaving us a 5-star review. More info via our website and Facebook page:

https://www.sidemountpros.com
https://www.facebook.com/speakingsidemount/

    Tamara May

    Tamara May

    This episode is sponsored by XDEEP and supported by the patrons of Speaking Sidemount.

    In this episode, Tamara and I discuss: how she got into diving and it became her life's passion. Her travels to various parts of the world to train, work and develop as a diver and instructor. Her work at Protec Mexico with Patrick, Kim and the Protec team and also how she set up her own diving brand... Dive like a Ninja. Plus, her upcoming Xunaan-Ha Expedition project with Robbie Schmitter.

    • 52 min
    Victor Tovar

    Victor Tovar

    This episode is sponsored by XDEEP and supported by the patrons of Speaking Sidemount.

    Victor Tovar is the principal of Cave Tribe. He provides specialised sidemount and cave courses. Victor is passionate about foundational skills and focuses on progressively building foundational skills while gaining experience and comfort.

    Victor and I discuss... His background, his philosophy in developing divers, the importance of selecting the right equipment, and then we talk Victor's home cave, Cueva Del Agua.

    • 57 min
    Steve Bogaerts - Dealing With Career Ending DCS

    Steve Bogaerts - Dealing With Career Ending DCS

    Over the past two years, Steve Bogaerts has had it pretty tough with respect to diving. A series of DCS incidents has led Steve to hang up his fins and retire from diving. Just the thought of one of the world's great cave explorers having to quit is gut-wrenching.

    In this episode, Steve and I discuss his DCS incidents, what he has learned about them, his thoughts on the possible cause, his advice for professional divers, and his plans for the future.

    To support go to www.patreon.com/speakingsidemount

    • 47 min
    Mathieu Burdon - Surviving COVID-19

    Mathieu Burdon - Surviving COVID-19

    This episode is a must-listen for all divers and huge thanks again to XDEEP and our Patrons for their support of speaking sidemount.

    In this episode I speak with Mathieu Burdon, Public Safety Diving Team Leader, Tech Dive Instructor, and survivor of a serious infection of COVID-19.     

    Matt shares his experiences contracting COVID-19, from seeing a colleague die, to his own battle with COVID, including 17 days in a coma. He talks about the after-effects, his rehab, and his path back to diving.

    • 52 min
    Robert Thomas - The Next Generation

    Robert Thomas - The Next Generation

    In this episode, I catch up with British cave diver/instructor Robert Thomas. Robert has had an extraordinary beginning to his dive career, first diving at the age of 6... Joining the ranks of certified divers at the tender age of 10 before starting to cave dive in his teens. At 18 he joined the ranks of the famed British Cave Diving Group and a year later he qualified as a full member. When he not diving or teaching diving, he's dry caving in the caves of the UK.

    • 52 min
    Brendon Allen - Fixing Sidemount

    Brendon Allen - Fixing Sidemount

    This episode is brought to you by XDEEP and the patrons of Speaking Sidemount.

    Through his business Desert Reef Dive Systems in the UAE, Brendon is bringing top shelf, sidemount, recreational, and technical dive training to the region. He's passionate about the future of sidemount diving. We discuss how we can improve the standard of instruction and diving in sidemount. Brendon and I share our thoughts on this, looking to address the issues and to come up with solutions that might help to fix sidemount.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Sidemount Jeff ,

Tons Of Great Info

Steve has put together a very good show with excellent content. Like a lot of folks I don’t get to dive or sidemount as often as I would like, so it’s great to find another way to stay plugged in.

Dusty Gunz ,

Favorite podcast

Great podcast, lots of information for not only sidemount divers but any diver looking for great information. Guest speakers are second to none and Steve knows exactly how to coax the best stories from them!

Kreig Pinkham ,

Great inspiration

Steve has been a fantastic source of inspiration since committing to sidemount certification. His content energized me throughout the long wait to train with Marissa Eckert and has continued to inform and entertain on my runs since then. Thanks for the great content.

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