Episode #8 - Brian Kakuk Interview: The Caves of the Bahamas

 Photo credit and thanks to  Uli Kunz  - Instagram @uli_kunz

Photo credit and thanks to Uli Kunz - Instagram @uli_kunz

Excellent interview with Brian Kakuk; cave explorer, cave/sidemount instructor and conservationist. Brian is a sidemount diving pioneer and the principal of Bahamas Underground. In this episode we talk about:

  • The early days of sidemount diving

  • How to choose a sidemount harness

  • Cave diving and exploration in Abaco, Bahamas

  • The KISS Sidekick Sidemount Rebreather

  • Science and conservation of the Bahamas Caves

  • Balancing conservation with tourism

  • Sidemount training

and much more....

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Thanks Steve :)

Featured in this episode:

Bahamas Underground: http://www.bahamasunderground.com/

Episode #7 - Garry Dallas Part 2: Bell Island & SF2 Sidemount Rebreather

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Part 2 of my interview with Garry Dallas of Simply Sidemount.

In this episode Garry and I discuss:

  • Cave exploration

  • Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada

  • The Scuba Force SF2 Sidemount eCCR

  • The importance of good training

and much more...

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Featured in this episode:

Ocean Quest Adventures - https://www.oceanquestadventures.com

Scuba Force SF2 - https://www.scubaforce.eu 

Episode #6 - The Importance of the "Hover" - Garry Dallas Interview Part 1

 Garry Dallas Interview Part 1

Garry Dallas Interview Part 1

Part 1 of my interview with Garry Dallas. Garry's a great guy and a phenomenal sidemount diver and instructor.

In this episode Garry and I discuss:

  • the benefits of sidemount,

  • what it takes to be a great sidemount diver,

  • sidemount boat diving,

  • building awareness, and

  • the importance of developing the "hover".

and much more...

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Episode #5 - Developing Comfort in Sidemount - Steve Bogaerts Interview Part 2

In part 2 of my interview with renown cave explorer and modern day sidemount pioneer, Steve Bogaerts, we discuss:

  • Cave exploration

  • The importance of building comfort levels and experience

  • The Divesoft Liberty Sidemount Rebreather

and much more...

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Episode #4 - The Beginnings of Modern Day Sidemount - Steve Bogaerts Interview Part 1

This is a special episode, for a special moment, as we officially launch the "Speaking Sidemount" podcast!!!

Last month, I reached out to Steve Bogaerts... renown cave explorer and one of the modern day greats of sidemount. I asked Steve if he would do an interview for my new podcast on sidemount diving. Without hesitation, he agreed and wow... the information he shared blew me away.

Steve is without doubt one of the most knowledgeable and experienced sidemount divers on the planet but, as we'll learn in this episode, sidemount is just his preferred tool to support his cave exploration efforts. In this interview, Steve shares on the beginnings of modern day sidemount, its applicability to different environments, the development of the Razor system, just what is "Bogaerthian" sidemount, configuring your sidemount system for different environments, and how he sees sidemount training.

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