Courses

Nitrox

The Professional Scuba Association International’s Nitrox Diver course is designed for those divers who wish to utilize enriched air (Nitrox) at oxygen concentrations up to and including 40% oxygen by volume for no-decompression (no stop) diving. Gives the user the ability to use Enriched air, to extend their no decompression limits on dives, and take the first steps into technical diving.

Advanced Nitrox

 

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. Allows the diver to undertake limited decompression, and utilise up-to 100% 02 for accelerated decompression. Certification allows max depth 45m with a minimum of 4 dives on the course.

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.

NARCOSIS MANAGEMENT® – Level 3 & 4

 

PSAI Narcosis Management® is our signature course. This training, the best in the world, has divers perform only the underwater skills that relate to the actual real world of diving. 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 form Narcosis Management® training.

This course is taught in six levels. The bottom mix for each level is usually air. Narcosis Management® is the objective measured in terms of keeping track of Depth, Air, Time and Awareness (DATA). The levels offered and depths are as follows:

Level III 46m (150′)

Level IV 55m (180′)

 

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). This course allows the diver to use up to 2 stages for decompression dives, up to a maximum depth of 55 m, with a minimum of 6 dives on the course.

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.

Sport Rebreather Diver – APD Inspiration Rebreather

The Professional Scuba Association International’s (PSAI) Sport Re-breather Diver course is designed for those divers who wish to utilize either enriched air (Nitrox) in a Semi Closed Circuit Re-breather or oxygen concentrations up to and including 100% (+/- 1% by analysis) in a Closed Circuit Re-breather during their sport diving activities.  The training and qualification depth is limited by the choice of equipment and in all cases to a maximum of 40 meters (135ft). This course and qualification does not include decompression diving. This PSAI course is designed to encompass many sport focused re-breathers in a generic format and is not a depth critical course.  Depth qualification printed on the student certification is dictated by the student’s practical ability based on their recreational qualification, the chosen equipment and manufacturer’s guidelines for that equipment & the Instructor’s assessment of the student’s capability observed and discussed upon completion of the course.

Trimix Fundamentals Diver / Expedition Trimix Diver / Explorer Trimix Diver

The 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 Trimix Diver program is conducted in three phases leading to dive depths of up to 100 meters (330 feet).

The PSAI Trimix Program certification levels are:
TRIMIX FUNDAMENTALS – Level 1: Depth 55 meters (180 feet).
EXPEDITION TRIMIX – Level 2: 75 meters (250 feet).
EXPLORER TRIMIX – Level 3: 100 meters (330 feet).

 

Nitrox Gas Blending Technician

The Professional Scuba Association International’s Nitrox Gas Blender Technician course is designed to promote safety in accurate blending, analysis, and filling of scuba cylinders with any of the following mixtures: Nitrox and Oxygen. One goal is to raise the consciousness of the industry’s needs to meet and exceed the minimum standards established by the regulations and standards of the country and/or region the Nitrox Gas Blending Technician will be operating in.

Advanced Gas Blending Technician

The Professional Scuba Association International’s Advanced Gas Blender Technician course is designed to promote safety in accurate blending, analysis, and filling of scuba cylinders with any of the following mixtures: Nitrox and Oxygen, Trimix, and Heliox. One goal is to raise the consciousness of the industry’s needs to meet and exceed the minimum standards established by the Regulations and standards of the country and/or region the Advanced Gas Blending Technician will be operating in.

Further Courses Offered

PADI – Emergency Oxygen Provider

PADI – Emergency First Response

Full range of PADI Courses from Discover Scuba to Dive Master