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    PSAI’s new Cave Diving Manual, Cave Diving – Safe & Smart, contains 242 pages of up to date information for those interested in becoming a cave diver as well as serving as a comprehensive reference for those who are certified as cave divers. Authored by Steve Gerrard, Gary Taylor, and Martyn Farr; with contributions by Jeff Bozanic, Hal Watts, and Argyris Argyriadis this book provides a truly international perspective as well as a view that can only be brought by those with a long term history of involvement in cave diving.

    Below is an overview of the information included in the PSAI Cave Manual from the Table of Contents:

    The PSAI Golden Triangle
    Disclaimer
    History of the Professional Scuba Association International
    Acknowledgements
    Giving Back
    Introduction

    CHAPTER 1 Cave Diving Training
    Introduction
    The Part of PSAI in the History of Cave Diving
    Traditional and Modern Approach to Cave Diving Training
    PSAI Cave Diving Programs

    CHAPTER 2 History of Cave Diving
    The Beginnings
    The 1940’s
    The 1950’s
    The 1960’s and 1970’s
    The 1980’s
    The 21st Century

    CHAPTER 3 Master of the BCD
    Introduction
    Float Like a Buttery Fly
    Trim
    The Correct Choice of Your BCD and Harness
    Weighting
    Motion and Thrust
    Power Fins and Straps
    Fin Kicks
    Bad Habits Concerning Propulsion Techniques

    CHAPTER 4 Navigation with Guidelines
    Introduction
    Choices of Guidelines
    The Reel
    Code of Behavior
    Running the Primary Reel
    Line Traps
    Communication Tools
    Guideline Applications
    Intersections
    Always Be Sure of Your Exit – Multiple Exits
    Complex Dive Protocol
    Line Maintenance

    CHAPTER 5 Planning the Dive
    Introduction
    Preparing for Your Dive
    Travel
    The Dive Site
    Before the Dive
    Organizing the Dive Plan
    Define the Dive Purpose
    Recognizing Risk
    Communication
    Pre-Dive Safety Protocol
    Knowing Your Limits
    Leadership
    Unforeseen Events
    Review of Equipment Needs
    Mechanisms for the Dive Plan

    CHAPTER 6 The Use of Nitrox
    Purpose
    Naming
    Richness of Mix
    Cylinder Markings
    Dangers
    History
    Maximum Operating Depth
    Equivalent Air Depth

    CHAPTER 7 Decompression Illness
    Introduction
    Predisposing Factors
    Type I Decompression Sickness
    Type II Decompression Sickness
    Other Forms of Decompression Sickness
    Symptoms
    Barotrauma
    Factors Associated with Decompression Sickness
    Diving Barotrauma
    Use of a Recompression Chamber

    CHAPTER 8 Breathing Gas Management
    Introduction
    Factors with Gas Planning and Consumption
    Calculating Gas Consumption
    Surface Gas Consumption Calculations
    The Sheck Exley One Third Rule
    Comparable Volumes
    Comparable RMVs – The SAC Ratio Factor

    CHAPTER 9 Stress and Attitude
    Stress
    Attitude
    Sources of Stress
    Mental Consequences of Stress
    Physiological Consequences of Stress
    The Relationship Retween Mind, Body and Stress
    Recognizing Stress
    Managing Stress
    Thinking Under Stress
    Summary

    CHAPTER 10 Emergencies Require Action
    Manageing Emergency Situations
    What Causes Emergency Situations
    Prevention
    Solving Problems
    Loss of Visibility
    Light Failure
    Light Failure Protocol
    Guideline Entanglements
    Broken Guidelines
    Buoyancy Control Device Failure
    Regulator and Valve/Manifold Failure
    The Lost Diver
    Lost Diver Protocol
    Lost Line
    Out of Gas
    Getting In and Out of the Water
    Summary

    CHAPTER 11 Review of Accident Analysis
    Lessons of Accident Analysis
    Why Do Trained Cave Divers Die In Caves
    Does Accident Analysis Really Help?
    A 21st Century Look at Accident Analysis
    Just Because You are Certified Does Not Mean You are Qualified
    Breathing Gas Mixtures
    The right Tools for the Task

    CHAPTER 12 Cave Exploration
    Why Explore?
    Word of Mouth
    Topographical Maps
    Google Earth
    Aerial and Satellite Photographs
    Airplanes/Helicopters
    Books and Web Sites
    Responsibility with Land Owners
    Logistics
    Playing the Game of Exploration
    Expedition Projects

    CHAPTER 13 Protecting the Fragile Cave Environment
    Respect for the Dive Site
    The Cave Diver
    Land Owner Relations
    Graffiti
    Entrance and Exits
    Contamination from the Surface
    Personal Responsibility and Education
    The Future
    Summary
    GLOSSARY
    Useful Relationships, Formulas, & Laws for Cave Divers
    Field Neuro Exam
    Recompression Chamber Information
    In Water Recompression
    DAN Medical Services Recompression Chamber Assistance Program
    The Divers Alert Network DAN
    Specific Recompression Chamber Information
    Buhlmann Air Decompression Tables
    U.S. Navy Air Decompression Tables
    U.S. Navy EAN32 Tables
    U.S. Navy EAN 36 Tables
    PSAI Cave Diving Team Planning Log


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    where is this book available to purchase?

    best, Matt S

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDS View Post
    where is this book available to purchase?

    best, Matt S

    Hi Matt,

    In UK you can find it from:

    PSAI Western Europe
    http://www.psai-online.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by MDS View Post
    where is this book available to purchase?

    best, Matt S
    http://www.deephorizon.info/library-ex3.php

    http://www.deephorizon.info/


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    Ordered! - thanks for that guys!

    regards, Matt S

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    I see the book info on that page, but maybe I'm blind -- not seeing a link to order it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyB View Post
    I see the book info on that page, but maybe I'm blind -- not seeing a link to order it.
    Hi Tommy

    Go from this link and press the "buy now" button

    http://www.deephorizon.info/

    If you go fro the libray link you see only the description of the book.

    Regards,
    Argyris


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    Quote Originally Posted by argyris View Post
    Hi Tommy

    Go from this link and press the "buy now" button

    http://www.deephorizon.info/

    If you go fro the libray link you see only the description of the book.

    Regards,
    Argyris
    Thanks!!
    Just ordered it

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    Book arrived yesterday. Already reading it.
    Lot of great info in this book!

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    Received mine yesterday also. Have already read most of it, and have found it very informative. Great book.



 

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