PSAI China’s Overhead Sidemount Training in Mexico Training Report – May 2015
PSAI China instructor, Gallup Lee (ITE-85), conducted an Overhead Sidemount training course in Playa del Carmen, Mexico between May 16-21, 2015. Attending the training were Andrew Lau and Andrew Loh from Hong Kong and Leo Lui from Beijing, China.
The intensive five-day training took place in the clear waters of various cenotes including Carwash, Ponderosa, Grand, Minotauro and Nohoch Nah Chich where the students and instructor had to contend with the blistering sun and aggressive mosquitoes.
Students practiced various zero-visibility techniques including touch contact and bump-and-go in confined waters before proceeding to overhead environments.
From comprehensive pre-dive equipment checks to proper team formations, marker placement, gas management as well as line laying and jump protocols, the students were taught the necessary skills to ensure diver safety.
這幾天緊湊而嚴格的訓練其間，學員除了在清澈的泉水適應各個不同洞穴的環境變化外（包括：Carwash, Ponderosa, Grand, Minotauro和 Nohoch Nah Chich），更要和教練共同面對酷熱驕陽和無數惡蚊的嚴苛考驗。