Apr 28, 2022
This episode is brought to you by our brilliant sponsor XDEEP and the patrons of Speaking Sidemount. Huge thanks to both for your support.
In this episode I catch up with Edmund Yiu. Edmund hails from Hong Kong and is a Tec Diving instructor to trimix levels on both open circuit and closed-circuit rebreathers. He also teaches cave diving, is Greater China Regional Head for the RAID Dive agency, and he's a Divesoft Liberty instructor and a member of their Ambassador team.
In addition to teaching diving Edmund also runs a dive equipment distribution business throughout Asia representing some of the absolute primo brands in diving such as XDEEP, Seacraft, Divesoft and Ammonite.
Pre-pandemic Edmund has travelled the world with diving and has been regular at many conferences and dive events.
In this episode, Edmund and I get into… the diving and teaching that he does and the diving scene in Asia. We talk about his involvement with dive agency RAID and some of the really cool initiatives they are implementing to shake up the dive industry.
Edmund shares with us some on the Divesoft Liberty sidemount rebreather and what in his mind makes it special. We then talk a lot about the business of diving as Edmund describes his successful dive equipment distribution business. This is Speaking Sidemount so I ask Edmund to share some tips on what it takes to be a good sidemount diver before in a similar vein, we discuss where sidemount sits in the hierarchy of dive courses and what it takes to be a good sidemount instructor.