This episode is brought to you with the support of XDEEP and our amazing patrons, which makes everything you are about to listen to possible. If love Speaking Sidemount and would you'd like to know more about how you can support the show by becoming a patron, go to www.patreon.com/speakingsidemont This month's VIP Patron of the Month and my guest on this episode is Brendon Allen. Brendon is based and works as a commercial pilot in the UAE. But he also is a passionate diver and instructor and through his business Desert Reef Dive Systems, he is bringing top shelf, sidemount, recreational, and technical dive training to the region. He's a RAID Instructor Trainer and is passionate about the future of sidemount diving. We've been discussing this very subject for some months, that is how can we improve the standard of both instruction and diving in sidemount. In this episode, Brendon and I freewheel a bunch of ideas and share our thoughts on this, looking not only to address the issues but to come up with some solutions that might help to fix sidemount.