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PSAI Advanced Wreck:

Penetration-Overhead Diver  

The Professional Scuba Association International’s (PSAI) Advanced Wreck: Penetration-Overhead Diver course is designed for those divers who wish to penetrate wrecks using proper techniques.  These penetrations are not simple swim-throughs, but rather multi-level or multi-turn dives. This course is NOT a “progressive penetration” memorization technique course. The dive team will always maintain a continuous guideline leading to the exit while in the wreck overhead environment, The diver(s) shall not dive deeper than they have been previously certified.  The maximum depth of this course shall be limited to the previous air training depth of the candidate, or 55m (180 feet), whichever is shallower. For the training or any penetration dives, the maximum allowed Equivalent Narcosis Depth (END) is 40m (130 feet), if the candidate is certified to such depths.



The Adventure of Wreck Penetration or Overhead Diving

Potential Risks & Hazards Associated with Wreck Diving

Equipment for Advanced Wreck Diving

Propulsion Techniques and Buoyancy Control

Wreck Penetration Guidelines

Gas Management

Pre-Dive Preparation for Wreck Diving

Advanced Wreck Diving Procedures and Operations

Underwater Communication for Wreck Diving

Managing Stress and Preventing Panic

Dealing With Emergencies

Review of Accident Analysis

Researching Wrecks to Dive

Wreck Diving Conservation and the Law

For many divers, the PSAI Advanced Wreck – Penetration - Overhead Diving Course is their second step into the realm of shipwreck exploration, as most will have completed the PSAI Sport Wreck Diving Course prior to taking this course. This course teaches the necessary elements to explore the wreck interior or overhead environment on wrecks where penetration is deemed possible and safe.

The PSAI Advanced Wreck Diving course is by far the most progressive and comprehensive Advanced Wreck course offered by any certification agency. The manual consists of 222 pages full of practical advanced wreck diving information.