News from PSAI Philippines
by Mark Cox PSAI ITE & PSAI Illuminato
October was a great month for PSAI Training in the Philippines thanks to Ting Hahn, Vic Ching & Instructor Chung & John too. WE successfully Completed all levels of Narcosis Management 4 to 7, Instructor Chung proving how very professional he really is, even after pressure test at depth. Great work!
We also had the honor of Mr. Andy Redman my longtime friend and Deep Diver extraordinaire. Andy is certified as a Full Trimix Diver & last year completed his PSAI Advanced Wreck Training. Great Work! Congratulations Andy!
This would not be Possible of course without the help of Vic Ching PSAI Gold Status, PSAI Illuminato, and Instructor Narcosis Management at all levels & the assistant on the Course.
Ting Hahn is also due to go to Puerto Rico for Professional Master Course Training (IQ Level) with the Big Boss Gary Taylor in the near future. In all a great week, also Ting Hahn in between doing research for his University in China for an eventual visit here in the Philippines to research the twilight zone between 80 to 130 meters. We will, or I, will of course be looking forward to be able to assist in any way possible.
For the second half of October, my dear friend & student Mr. Cody Hansen who came and completed his PSAI Extended Range Course with me and was assisted by Mr. Andy Watson a future Instructor with PSAI. We also had a great week of diving, mostly at Apo Island one of the Philippines great wonderful dives sites. Congratulations Cody!
For the last week of October, Subic Bay was calling with 3 great tech divers Andy Watson, Instructor & PSAI future Instructor, Mr. Joe Schimtz & Cameron Peppers (both excellent tech divers. They were trained by PSAI Instructor David Bell from La Laguna Beach Club, my old work place. We are doing PSAI Advanced Wreck Full Penetration Course, 3 is the perfect team. It was a gradual learning curve for all 3, laying line & proper trim being the hardest to Master. That being said, after much training and perseverance, the course was successfully completed. All 3 passing with flying colors. They all have a great respect now for entering a wreck of any kind. The best wreck line money can buy & at least 3 lights, are so essential: because your life may depend on it in a crucial situation. Huge congratulations boys! Great work! See you soon for the big 100 meters PSAI Trimix course.