Narcosis Management Levels 1 to 6
Divers will be required to keep up with Depth, Air, Time and Awareness (DATA). Divers must become comfortable and competent with the mental and motor skills at each training depth before training down to the next level. PSAI is the only agency offering Narcosis Management® training down to 240 feet (73 meters). It is taught in six different depth levels, allowing the diver choice of training depth. This Narcosis Management® course is taught on air, to better prepare divers for Trimix diving which requires the use of the less forgiving helium based gases. Good buoyancy control, gas management, gas switches and runtimes are best learned while diving on air. However, divers certified on other gas mixtures or rebreathers can also benefit from Narcosis Management® training. This course is taught in six levels. The levels and depths are as follows: Level I 30m (100′); Level II 40m (130′); Level III 46m (150′); Level IV 55m (180′); Level V 61m (200′); Level VI 73m (240′)
The Professional Scuba Association International’s Advanced Nitrox Diver course is designed for those divers who wish to utilize enriched air (Nitrox) at oxygen concentrations up to and including 100% by volume (EAN22 to Oxygen) in their diving activities, including stage decompression procedures. It is highly recommended the Advanced Nitrox Diver candidates also take Narcosis Management® – Level III in order to expand and enhance their knowledge, skills, training, and to prepare them for required decompression stops.
Extended Range Nitrox
The Professional Scuba Association International’s (PSAI) Extended Range Nitrox Diver course is designed for those divers who wish to conduct dives beyond 45 meters (150 feet) but not exceeding 55 meters (180 feet), using staged decompression techniques for both depth and extended bottom times. This course uses air as the primary back gas and nitrox as decompression gas(es). It is highly recommended the Extended Range Nitrox Diver candidates also take Narcosis Management® – Level IV in order to expand and enhance their knowledge, skills and training.
The Professional Scuba Association International’s (PSAI) Trimix Diver courses are designed for those divers who wish to conduct dives using helium based bottom mixes with associated advanced staged decompression techniques. The PSAI Mixed Gas diver program is conducted in three phases leading to dive depths of up to 100 meters (330 feet). These courses consist of: TRIMIX FUNDAMENTALS – Level 1: Depth 55 meters (180 feet);EXPEDITION TRIMIX – Level 2: 75 meters (245 feet); EXPLORER TRIMIX – Level 3: 100 meters (330 feet);
Wreck Penetration Diver
The Professional Scuba Association International’s (PSAI) Wreck Penetration Diver course is designed for those divers who wish to penetrate wrecks using proper techniques. These penetrations are not simple swim-throughs, but rather multi-level or multi-turn dives. This course is NOT a “progressive penetration” memorization technique course but rather teaches proper line, reel techniques and protocols.