Rob Neto has been sidemount diving for over a decade. He began diving sidemount while living in Arizona after having seen it during one of his cave diving trips to Florida. He was intrigued with it and built his first sidemount rig from a harness and wing he had and went diving. Like everything else he has done with diving, it just took off from there. Over the years he has experimented with various methods and sidemount rigs and currently uses three different sidemount rigs depending on the diving he is doing. Rob currently lives in Greenwood, Florida, located in Jackson County, just minutes from some of the best cave diving in Florida. He dives sidemount almost exclusively even when traveling on recreational dive trips. He is an avid cave diver and cave explorer. He has done exploration in Florida and Mexico and is currently active in several projects. Much of the exploration he does is in sidemount size cave passage and he has even broken a stainless steel belt buckle going through a small, two bottle off restriction! Rob has extensive experience diving both steel and aluminum cylinders, using multiple stage cylinders, and sidemounting his rebreather bailout cylinders. He is an active scuba instructor and teaches a customized, photograph feedback sidemount course.