With online video based training …you can see it, hear it and experience it !!

online courses

Individual lessons



min average duration

Each second of video has a “high quality audio” voiceover added, designed to maximum your learning experience.

Has a more modular design, with smaller more manageable videos lengths, average being just 7 minutes. New updates are added easily to each video series and members immediately notified of new content as it gets released.

All workshop videos were shot in 4K and converted to 1080p during editing, this allows for amazing high detailed close-ups. All content was professionally edited using AVID Media Composer which gives smooth transitions, slow-motion effects all greatly improving your learning experience and save on your valuable time when watching.

All lessons come completely subtitled in English, these are optional, you just select them in the video player.

Step by step guide to weighting yourself in just your exposure suit and using a single backmount cylinder.

Step by step guide to weighting yourself using a twinset or sidemount cylinders and full technical equipment with stage and deco cylinders.

Includes standard backmount systems, XDeep Ghost and Zen.

Includes various sidemount systems, Razor 2, XDeep Stealth (Classic, Rec & Tec), Ultimate and AGIR Ratatosk.

As well as older systems like; Hollis SMS 100, Golem Gear Armadillo and Dive Rite Nomad.

Now added a comprehensive Backmount Course with 8 h 34 min content split over 70 individual videos. This will help all levels of divers especially the ones straight out of there open water course.

Covering everything from the essential equipment setup to proving why when correctly weighted you won’t need a removable weight belt and if your BCD completely failed underwater you can still safely swim to the surface without assistance from your buddy.

Both my backmount and technical diving course packages include twinset modifications along with setup & training tips that will for sure improve your backmount diving.

I cover all the pros and cons of twinset compared to sidemount diving and why for multi cylinder technical diving you should consider using sidemount configuration.

31 minutes of content split over 5 training videos, which cover over 100 individual hand signals. I go into exactly how to make each signal and what situations you should use of them for. Note all hand signals shown are ONE HANDED versions as when you dive it is often common to have one hand occupied.

There are hand signals for making different finning techniques, as well as general signals for all divers and technical divers including deep / cave. I also include special signals I use and recommend other instructors to use for communicating with students in training.

1 h 22 min of content split over 13 training videos, which cover all the finning techniques recreational and technical scuba divers use. Each video goes through step by step how to develop each finning technique as well as show you the common problems and how to over come them.

Also included is an 8 minute video on training drills on correct body position and a special 11 minute training video on stretches & exercises for scuba divers. To view all individual lessons and actually see what your buying (click here)

Simple put… I started again so I could FUTURE PROOF my online video training series. It would need to be more user friendly and be easy to update as time passes and the dive industry develops. My old video series consisted of just 6 videos, 5 being 1 to 1.5 hours long and 6th being 8 hours in duration.

The new series has currently 165 videos with close to 22 hours of content and the average video length being just over 7 minutes making each video easier to watch and re-watch as well as index.

All course lesson videos are now available through a state-of-the-art online eLearning training system.

Since the release of my old video series (April 2015), new video content was shot between May 2015 to August 2016 (1.5 years) this includes, students in training and 2 months of additional footage that was shot solely for the purpose of these new online training products.

It all comes down to how do you make the best training and learning experience for all types of divers whilst maximising each divers ability to retain theory and skill development. Explained in these 3 steps…

1st – A diver needs to understand what they need to be able to do and/or learn, otherwise there time spend underwater is generally wasted and not productive. A diver also needs actual in-water practice and training in order to develop any new dive skills.

2nd – to know what to practice you need theory, know how to correctly setup equipment and understand how to do dive skills, this comes by studying the online training materials. You can learn this just from your instructor but the amount you can learn at the same time as trying to actual perform skills is more difficult and often a lot is misunderstood or missed. Online training fixes this!!

3rd – once student hits the water and tests a new equipment configuration or dive skill, they get direct feedback on how well they performed it. Having seen the online video prior to an instructor underwater demonstration helps the student understand exactly what they are watching, which means better performance during training.

After a training course, skill retention and theory knowledge drop over time, this is where the online videos again come in full swing as the diver can refresh any all or any parts that they feel they need to before again hitting the water.

Cylinder band which secures lower cylinder boltsnap is positioned and tested in four different places in relation to the extension post, proving exactly which is the best location that works for securing your sidemount cylinders.

Cylinder band height is moved from my recommend setup height, higher and lower on the cylinder in 5cm increments, I prove how this effects your cylinders trim.

Loop bungee is fully testing from my optimal suggested setup length again in 5cm increments. This shows what happens if your sidemount bungee is too short or too long and what effect this has on your cylinder trim.

You will find even more detailed feedback further down this homepage, here are the highlights of requested improvements by customers using my old training series.

• Underwater clips should have narration or commentary added to them.
• Training videos should be shorter in length, broken into sections and easier to find.
• Like to see more close-up video of equipment configuration and slow motion of skills being done.
• Videos need consistent sound quality, if your video based training was professional edited it would be amazing!!
• Like to see more on diver making ascents and ascent techniques.
• Like to see more on diver trimming and sliding d-rings/cylinder trimming.
• Want more configuration setup and skills for trimix divers and divers carrying/using 5 or 6 cylinders.
• Avoid using black bungee on a black background, make knot tying easier to see.

All these requests have been fully implemented into my new video series plus much, much more!!

One customer from my old video series written this in his feedback form… “It would be enlightening to see less experienced people than Steve, actually make mistakes and then Steve corrects with a voice-over. I always learn more from mistakes than from seeing it done right”

So based on that feedback and since I document and video record all my student in training. I actually went back through all courses I taught since 2009 “7 years worth” and after reviewing thousands of video clips, I selected the best ones related to actual problem solving of student during training and edited them into the new video series.

Now each of my current 165 online training videos have a comments section just below each of the actual videos. It is simple if you have watched the video twice but still have a question or do not fully understand something, just use the “leave a reply” section below each video and I will do my best to answer any and all questions raised.

This comment section is also a great place for you to leave feedback, that you think may benefit other users when they are watching the same video.

Please note: you can only leave a comment if you are an actual customers with access to that particular course.

Here are just some highlights from my new online training series ?

 22 H 52 Min | 169 Videos
  • Free Course Lessons | 1 h 2 min | 9 Videos
  • Backmount Course | 2 h 23 min | 22 Videos
  • Sidemount Course | 11 h 12 min | 72 Videos
  • All Divers Course | 3 h 47 min | 25 Videos
  • Technical Diving Course | 3 h 2 min | 26 Videos
  • Finning Techniques | 1 h 22 min | 13 Videos
  • Hand Signals | 31 min | 5 Videos

Who is my online training suitable for ?

Whether your a newly certified or highly experienced recreational, technical diver or dive instructor my online training will benefit you.

It is modular in design so you can watch and re-watch all sections as many times as you like, each course is broken down into small manageable sections, each with many 3, 5, 10 or 15 minute single videos. Out of all 169 videos, average length is 8 Minutes.

You just choose your chosen equipment configuration, backmount single & twinset, sidemount or technical multi-cylinder. Note all HD training videos are edited with a complete voice-over using the latest production quality audio and video recording equipment available.

Studies show 82% of people find video based courses more effective over text & image based ones!!

The reviews are in for my new video series.

The goal was to create online training, capable of surpassing most instructors!

Scuba training should not be limited
to meeting in person only !!

I now have online training products that far exceeds anything else to date, my goal was to have something that could be as good as me actually being there in person with you and arguably in some ways even better than that!!

More about Steve
Learning starts before you hit the water

We work on practical dive skills in-water but understanding what you need to do and why, comes through learning dive theory which is best done through video based eLearning.

A student during their course can easily recall previously learned information, then focus 100% on underwater skills.

This maximises students and instructors time, resulting in skills being better performed and absorbed during training.


Watch these videos below to help get you started !!

Website and training courses are fully optimised for mobiles, tablets and desktops

Members can request new equipment reviews …most popular I will create new videos for !!

Benefits for all Members…

• Access to a secret members only group, questions answered daily!!
• Members can request new content, most popular I will act on.
• Access to new review videos after I test the latest dive equipment

Why my online training works so effectively…

1) You can pre-study weeks before your actual training course
2) Now educated, aware of your weaknesses before in-water training
3) Have online skill videos to benchmark your in-water skills against
4) Re-use online training courses to refresh knowledge & skills


Why you should invest right now…

• Full educational based training system, that is tested & proven.
• My focus is different, no text to read it’s about video based learning
• This training works for both divers and instructors.
• Helps you become safe, competent and really enjoy all your dives
• Myth busting secrets answered “do I really need ditchable weights?”
• More knowledgeable, this stops shops selling you the wrong gear!!
• Save dive time, get into water with equipment correctly setup.
• Guaranteed you will look & dive better than any diver in your club.
• Bulk buy deal available for instructors and dive centres “just ask”

2017 schedule and training locations …find out where I will be and when !!

I will be in Australia, until February 2017

After I will be back in Mexico, contact me for my course availability. New training calendar coming soon, check back here for details.

Please research your future instructor carefully!!
…not all training courses are the same.

Ask yourself has your future instructor;

  • Written & developed their own proven training courses
  • Have the experience and ability to train dive instructors
  • Uploaded YouTube videos, inspiring and helping divers
  • Trained hundreds of divers in your chosen configuration
  • A website and facebook fan page with 5600+ subscribers
  • A public YouTube channel with 5000+ subscribers
  • A proven history of actual dive experience in your chosen field
  • Given unbiased advice on equipment selection over the years
  • Advised & worked with dive manufacturers to make equipment
  • Been invited to host talks & seminars around the world
  • Lastly eat, sleep & breath around your training course time

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    Example: Package 1 includes all courses, but if you are not interested in for example backmount, maybe package 2 or 5 is better choice for you?

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