Annoucement for PSAI Sidemount Manual

The Professional Scuba Association International Announces the Release of a New PSAI Manual:
PSAI Sidemount Diving for the Overhead Environment Available Now!

Sidemount diving for the overhead environment

This new manual has been authored by PSAI ITE and Board Member James Charles and well known PSAI Sidemount Instructor Trainer Edd Sorenson. These two will be spearheading the initial training of qualified PSAI Instructors and Instructor Trainers in this new PSAI Program as it is rolled out world-wide. For further information, contact PSAI Global Headquarters.

This manual covers all aspects necessary to learn how to correctly learn to sidemount dive in the overhead environment and is the required manual for all PSAI Sidemount Overhead Environment Programs.

Subject discussed in the manual include:

  • The History of Sidemount Diving.
  • Reasons and Applications for Sidemount Diving.
  • Overview of Sidemount Configuration.
  • Configuration Issues and Tweaks.
  • Sidemount Theory and Operation.
  • Practical Water Skills for Sidemount Diving.
  • Gas Matching for Sidemount Diving in the Overhead Environment.

At the time of this release, all PSAI Country Licensees have received the English copies of this manual and where translation is necessary, should soon be started on this process.

Manuals are available through the office of the PSAI Country Licensee for your area as well as PSAI Global Headquarters.

This manual will soon be followed with a second manual which is currently in progress: PSAI Sidemount Diving for the Open Water Environment. Be sure to watch for upcoming press releases.