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I will be renewing for the third year in a row. I love having something to go to when I need a little help every now and then. Steve is precise and to the point in his videos. And I love the new videos about diving the caves in Florida as those are the caves I dive. Looking forward to new videos. Thanks for the help Steve.Chris Fletcher 3 weeks ago
Great instruction series. Unlike most online courses in other areas of study I have taken, the videos I have viewed are clear, concise, and give adequate information to improve many aspects of SM diving, and are applicable in other areas of diving as well.Steve's "face-to-face" method of presenting the material makes the viewer get that "in-class" feel that helps transfer the knowledge by allowing the viewer to follow along while the video is running. This has already helped me better adjust my gear, which allows me to be a better diver in general.I would highly recommend this series to those that want to improve their dive skills.John Van Hyfte 2 months ago
I started learning about sidemount with Rob Neto’s book, but learning sidemount started with Steve Martin’s online training. What is particularly good that Steve explains why you need to do things. What I miss sofar is a subject about ring bungees and the Dive Rite setup for tanks, if only for completeness.Bert van Leeuwen 2 months ago
I started diving in July 2017. Since then I have spent almost every weekend in the water doing saome diving and learning new skills. My mentor is a sidemounter and when I decided to go into intro to tec that is the platform he steered me into. That is 3 months ago. I have been enjoying learning the new platform and honing my skills particularly the back kick. One of the guys at the shop, Jay Lytell suggested to look at Steve's website that it had a lot of good information. Wow he was not wrong. The information is invaluable. To say the least being relatively new to the sport I got all the courses, trying to get kids and wife into this also. Watching and seeing the various skills and tips have helped me improve quickly with my skills. Still need some work with buoyancy or better yet staying... read moreIvan Arzola 3 months ago
Good morning Steve.Yes, me and my 2 friends all studied together all your SM videos and configured our Stelth tech in that way. It was really helpful. We have already dived sidemount rigs (Apex, Razor and my home made). We mostly 95% do cave diving with SM and occasionally we do sump diving and exploring. But with the Stelth rig and your video instructions these is an other world :). We are all certified cave divers. We also use multiple stages to get further in the cave. We never did a proper SM courese or took someone to correct our trim, stage pozition, managing scenarios. We are using knowledge from our experiences and previous courses. And is going pretty good 🙂 Not the best, but enough to dive safely. The idea of doing the in water training with you would be to refine our SM skills, to get some... read moreMatej Koršič 3 months ago
Extremely thorough training, covering every possible topic in detail. All rigging/equipment videos are shot in HD close-ups to ensure everything is crystal clear for you to understand. In-water shots and other on-land training is equally excellent and I can't recommend the course enough, simply brilliant.Henrik Söderlund 3 months ago
At only 25 dives I consider myself a very new and an inexperienced diver. These videos have been a great help in getting started with what I believe is some of the best knowledge available online regarding sidemounting and scuba diving in general. I can easily spot the clean and efficient differences between Steve's logical methods vs other setups online. The vids are worth every penny!!!! I love being able to pull them up when ever I want. Plus Steve even takes the time to answer personal question on each individual video. Its the best you can get aside for face to face, one on one with a top notch instructor. Steve is a great instructor and seems like a great guy. Glad to support him in order to keep getting his knowledge and great service. Thank you very much. ... read moreManuel Centeno 2 weeks ago
I had been diving sidemount for about a year before I watched any videos from Steve and when I subscribed I basically started over on my gear set up per Steve’s directions and it was such a huge improvement. I allowed myself six months of video training and practice at home before I met Steve in Mexico for my full cave class. This helped me prepare so much and allowed me to focus on the in water skills. The training is not just to complete the minimum requirements, Steve pushes you to be the best you can at all skills to make you a safer and more competent diver in all your diving adventures. Without a doubt this was one of the hardest things I have ever done but it was so worth it and I can see a huge difference in my skills that I... read moreJay Diver 4 months ago
I have been following Steve martin for several years, from his older website to the new. Using the modifications on my other two side mount rigs to finally getting my latest, XDeep Tec. The information has been invaluable! A year has passed since I signed onto the online courses, I initially purchased Sidemount Essentials and then added on another course. The video's are HD quality and to say they are in depth is stating it lightly. You will get the WHY on everything not just do it this way. The in water explanation by Steve on each video shows exactly what is happening with the divers set up and then the steps to correct the deficiency is explained in detail. No other video, book or diver I have met was able to convey this message. For me, this was by far the... read moreJay Lytell 3 months ago
With online video based training …you can see it, hear it and experience it !!
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.
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;