PSAI Advanced Buoyancy Course

Better buoyancy: PSAI ADVANCE BUOYANCY CONTROL  COURSE

PSAI Advance Buoyancy Control Courses offers you a better buoyancy control. It is a compulsory course which participant will learn all the buoyancy aka TRIM and equipment configurations for any penetration dives to the caves and wreck.
DATA management will increase the divers awareness of depth, air, time and environment. Gas management skill allows the student to understand if gas is sufficient for a particular dive. In-depth of gears configurations will be introduced. Seven feet long hose for gas share, changing to back up regulators and procedures to evacuated will be shared during this dive course. Different type of finning techniques will be introduced for efficient kicking and streamlining against current.

Overview of PSAI Advanced Buoyancy Control Course

The horizontal position is often called prone, superman, or skydiver position. For a scuba diver, the horizontal trim is the most efficient way to move through the water. In addition, the horizontal trim provides vertical drag, helping divers maintain a constant depth.

However, getting into this position is often difficult for most new divers. On the various scuba boards, there are daily questions regarding: “too head heavy”, “floaty feet”, “can’t stay trim”, etc. Fortunately, this problem is solvable.

In managing trim, there are two major forces that the dive must balance – buoyancy and weight.

  • Buoyancy is the upward force on the diver. This may include BCD, wetsuits, boots, fins, tanks, and of course our own personal floatation.
  • Weight is the downward force on the diver. This may include weight belts, trim weights, backplates, lights, fins, tanks, regulators, and any additional item on the diver that sinks in water.

A diver’s trim pivots around a point, and this is usually around the divers midpoint. Think of the diver as a see-saw across this pivot. For example, if the diver has too little buoyancy or too much weight in the upper body, he will be head heavy.

This course is a must for all divers!!

Course Objectives of PSAI Advanced Buoyancy Control Course:-

Practice to gain better buoyancy control
Positive benefits of mastering buoyancy control
Practice weighting & buoyancy control techniques
Protect our environment
Increase the margin of safety
Explore equipment considerations
Correct amount of weight under various dive circumstances
Equipment Configuration & Setup
Awareness ( DATA )
Gas Management
Skill Presentation
Trim
Pentagon Skill ( Mask Clean, Mask Off, Regulator Off, Regulator Recovery ( Arm Swing ), Regulator Recovery ( Neck)
Kick ( Frog , Modified Frog Kick, Backward, Helicopter )
Valve Failures ( V-Drill )
S-Drill
1 Minute Ascent
OOA Emergencies ( OOA-Drill )
SMB Deploy

 

Course Fee

SGD $650 per participant

Course Includes

1 Lecture (4 hours)
3 Pool Session (3 Hours Each)
PSAI ABC Manual

Course Excludes

Use of Technical Dive Gear: Please click here for rate
Additional Pool Session is $35 Each for self practice

Venue

Outram Secondary School

Time / Duration
Class Number
ABC 09
AVAILABLE

SESSION

THEORY SESSION

POOL SESSION 1

POOL SESSION 2

POOL SESSION 3

DATE

28 Sep 2014

04 Oct 2014

07 Oct 2014

09 Oct 2014

VENUE

LUZERNE

Outram Secondary School

Outram Secondary School

Outram Secondary School

TIME

1000 – 1400 hrs

1230 – 1530 hrs

1830 – 2200 hrs

1830 – 2200 hrs

Class Number
ABC 10
AVAILABLE

SESSION

THEORY SESSION

POOL SESSION 1

POOL SESSION 2

POOL SESSION 3

DATE

19 Oct 2014

25 Oct 2014

26 Oct 2014

29 Oct 2014

VENUE

LUZERNE

Outram Secondary School

Outram Secondary School

Outram Secondary School

TIME

1000 – 1400 hrs

1230 – 1530 hrs

1230 – 1530 hrs

1830 – 2200 hrs

Class Number
ABC 11
AVAILABLE

SESSION

THEORY SESSION

POOL SESSION 1

POOL SESSION 2

POOL SESSION 3

DATE

23 Nov 2014

30 Nov 2014

02 Dec 2014

04 Dec 2014

VENUE

LUZERNE

Outram Secondary School

Outram Secondary School

Outram Secondary School

TIME

1000 – 1400 hrs

1230 – 1530 hrs

1830 – 2200 hrs

1830 – 2200 hrs

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