PSAI China Conducts Three Consecutive PSAI Overhead Sidemount Courses in Mexico
March to April 2016
From March to April, 2016, three Overhead Sidemount courses were conducted consecutively by PSAI-China Instructor Trainer, Gallup Lee (IT-85). Assisted by PSAI Instructor Andrew Lau, the divers Johnny Yip, Jonathan Chan, Phoebe Chan, Jorge Ko, May Ng, Chi Kwan Yu, Nana Zhou, Francis Xi from Hong Kong and Singapore were eager to master all the skills required in order to dive at the Mecca of cave diving—the complicated underwater cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. During each of their 8-day intensive land-drills and underwater training, the divers have been constantly reminded of the PSAI Golden Triangle: Knowledge, Safety and Integrity. Even after the completion of the course, continuous education and skills practice are certainly expected.
One of the most remarkable dives was the last dive they did in Cenote Nohoch. During the 120-minute dive, what they saw was truly incredible: the spectacular scene of limestone formations of hundreds and thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. They could not believe in witnessing such an amazing creation of nature in person—one that was only to be seen on National Geographic channel on TV! Among the seven billion populations on earth, very limited lucky souls manage to see the divine magic of nature that words just cannot be described! In fact, upon the return of their trip, such irresistible feeling and lingering in the mysterious caves were still present which have already made them start planning for their next cave dive trip to Mexico together.
於 2016 年 3 至 4 月期間, 國際專業潛水協會 (PSAI) 中國區 – 教練訓練官李旭東 (IT-85) 連續進行了共三班側掛式潛水 – 密閉環境課程。 在 PSAI教練劉顯順協助下, 由香港及星加坡前來之學員包括葉恩賜, 陳子康, 陳秀峰, 高志忠, 伍美蓮, 俞志軍, 周玲娜及奚曉樑都踴躍地要掌握各種洞潛技術，方能在洞穴潛水的聖地朝聖 – 即是墨西哥猶卡敦半島複雜的水下洞穴系統。在每個為期八天，密集式的陸上預演及水下訓練，學員們都經常被提醒 PSAI的黄金標準：知識、安全、誠正。就算完成課程之後，毫無疑問地潛水員也需要持續進修及不斷練習所學到的訓練技巧。
Equipment setup and adjustment
Ready to get wet
Swim around Panderosa
Entering the cave