Tom Steiner Van Den Ouweelen
Teaching diving for me is more than a lifestyle; it's my passion and it's a part of me. “One important key to extreme diving is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is training and to never overestimate your self-confidence...”
— Tom Steiner.
Steve Martin - Sidemounting.com
“I dive to help others enjoy a world …
very different to the one they are currently living in”
Steve Martin is one of the key people leading the field regarding the development of Sidemount diving. He built his experience through travelling and conducting courses all over the world. He is best known for having developed his world renowned Sidemount Essentials Course, it is his signature training program which now sets an industry benchmark.
His company Sidemount Scuba Diving which established in 2009, his website sidemounting.com provides us today with one of the biggest online resources on the subject of side mount diving and online training.
The planet Earth is called the Blue Planet. This blue color is caused by reflection from the oceans which cover roughly 71% of the area of the Earth. By weight, the average human adult male is approximately 65% water. The first 9 months of our life we are surrounded by water. Water seems to be fundamental for our existence…
…and one of the most impressive ways to experience water is Sidemount Diving.
Quality is my passion!
As long as I can remember I have had an affinity to water. Therefore I learned to swim and snorkel at a very young age. To realize my dream - become a SCUBA diver - I had to wait until I turned 22 years old. From then on nothing could stop me anymore and I spent as much time as possible in the water.
Since 2012 I have invested all my time, energy and money in learning and teaching Sidemounting.