decompression in the cave environment

PSAI Decompression in the Cave Environment Manual

PSAI Decompression in the Cave
Environment Manual

The PSAI Decompression in the Cave Environment Manual covers how to properly 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. It is highly recommended the Cave Decompression Diver students also take Narcosis Management® – Level II in order to expand and enhance their ERD knowledge, skills and training, and to prepare them for required deco stops.

162 pages


  • Nitrox Defined and the Benefits of Nitrox for Technical Divers.
  • The Physiological Concerns.
  • The Physics and Math of Nitrox for Technical Diving.
  • Decompression Diving Fundamentals.
  • The Equivalent Air Depth Concept.
  • Nitrox and the Use of Dive Tables.
  • Nitrox Compatible Equipment for Technical Diving.
  • Cylinder Labeling.
  • Gas Analysis.
  • Advanced Nitrox Safety Review.

PSAI is the very first certification agency to offer a complete Cave Decompression training program (including published manuals, course slide presentations for the instructor, standardized exams, and more.