Sidemounting.com is going mobile from 2022. Back in 2020 we converted this van into a fully off grid campervan. We plan to be touring Europe in my mobile home/office.
Since everyone already studied our online sidemount training course at sidemounting.com, we could do some minor equipment tweaks and get straight into the water 🙂
Day 1, starts with a presentation and a look at sidemount diving today with advice for all levels of divers. Day 2 we discussed how to effectively dive from a boat using sidemount. Day 3, main focus was on twinset vs sidemount. Day 4, was an introduction to cave diver training and advice.
We are at Cenote Taj Mahal, to start a stage and DPV course for Don. He already has stage cylinder training and experience so we will just be refining that for cave diving
Highlight pictures from my day spent DAN Europe on their Why We Do It Campaign 🙂 Video to come soon!! https://wwdi.daneurope.org
It has been over 2 years since Christoph completed his sidemount essentials training with me, so it was great to have him back and get the chance to take him to the next level 🙂
This is just 1 of 165 video based online training lessons, available from sidemounting.com/training
Today myself and Joseph Seda from sidemounting.com got to test a game changing survey tool that cave divers can use to help with mapping the lines within a cave system. This MNemo device combined with Ariane mapping software (www.arianesline.com) does almost all the work for you, while taking away a lot of the human error you normally get doing this the old fashioned way, with a compass, pencil and slate 😉 Review in order each picture and each picture's description in this album to get my complete review so far. Steve Martin sidemounting.com. Thank you, Sebastien Kister for creating this amazing device and software.
Here we go 🙂 FYI are LP 85 steel cylinders are being filled to 3600 PSI or 250 BAR this is what they call a "cave fill" in Florida. Aluminium 80 stages will be filled to 3000 PSI or 200 BAR.
Day 1 we visit Mayan Blue, for a skills season and a dive to the hostage hall 🙂
To make these custom light floatation covers, I use a special type of high density foam that does not crush when you take it to depth, this combined with the right glue and a thin black neoprene material to protect the more brittle orange floatation foam.
This picture was taken on Day 7 at Cenote Minotauro. Lets start with the next picture and Day 1 to see what they are smiling about 🙂
The time has finally arrived, no looking back now or swimming!! The next 4 days are going be epic, more pics to come 😁 sidemounting.com
Dive 2 and the boss Mr K goes sidemount 🙂
It's the last day of Sidemount Experience sessions and another 8 Japanese insructors eager to see what this sidemount diving is all about 😉
Don't we look good in our matching wetsuit, sidemount and regulators systems 🙂