Nitrox Diving Course
Ever ran out of no-decompression time, but still had half a roll of film left in
your camera? Ever had to end your dive after seeing only half of the wreck? Ever
wished you could stay in the water for just that little bit longer?
Well with the Enriched Air Diver Specialty Course you can !!!
The Enriched Air Diver Specialty Course is designed to familiarize you with the
skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards
and enjoyment of Enriched Air diving. The course will serve as a supervised introduction
to diving using Enriched Air containing 22% to 40% oxygen.
The course has an emphasis on the two most popular Enriched Air mixes, 32% and 36%,
but caters for any mix from 22% right up to 40% During the course you will learn
how to balance all the pros and cons of enriched air diving. You will learn about
when it is most beneficial to use enriched air, and what additional safety precautions
you should undertake.
The Enriched Air Diver Specialty Course will allow you to use Enriched Air while
diving, giving you more time to take photographs, more time see the rest of the
wreck, or simply more time to enjoy your dive !!!
Time is precious, don't delay !!!
Enroll on the Enriched Air Diver Specialty Course with SCUBA.COM today and stop
wasting your precious time !!!
Enriched air is a marvel of modern technology and diving physiology studies. In
essence, nitrox is any breathing gas where the percentage of oxygen has been altered
in the gas mix. With elevated oxygen, you can reduce the amount of nitrogen that
is absorbed in your body during a dive (compared to plain compressed air). This
can give you more no decompression dive time during your dive and it can accelerate
the off-gassing of nitrogen during your safety stops.
In the Enriched Air Course, we cover enriched air compatible equipment, gear markings,
tank filling and analysis, and using enriched air tables
SHOULD I TAKE THIS COURSE?
Must be at least 12 years old and have completed the Open Water Diver course. Note that in some regions the minimum age is older than 12 years.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
This course is designed to familiarize you with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of Enriched Air diving. This course will serve as a supervised introduction to diving using Enriched Air containing anywhere from 22% to 40% oxygen. With elevated oxygen, you can reduce the amount of nitrogen that is absorbed in your body during a dive (compared to plain compressed air). This can give you more no decompression dive time during your dive and it can accelerate the off-gassing of nitrogen during your safety stops.This course will provide you with more time underwater to take photographs, see the rest of the wreck, or simply enjoy your dive.
What is Nitrox?
Nitrox is simply a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen. Air is composed of approximately
21% oxygen and 79% nitrogen. Nitrox, Enriched Air, and EANx are commonly used in
the diving community to refer to oxygen-nitrogen mixtures containing more oxygen
than ordinary air; that is, more than 21% oxygen. There are two standard Nitrox
mixtures ( originally used by NOAA scientists, ) Nitrox I with 32% oxygen and 68%
nitrogen, and Nitrox II with 36% oxygen and 64% nitrogen.
Why use Nitrox?
The main benefit to diving with enriched air mixtures is the reduced amount
of nitrogen in the breathing gas. Nitrogen absorbed in the body during a dive is
what usually puts divers at risk for decompression sickness (DCS), or "the
bends." Reducing the amount of nitrogen one breathes can reduce the risk of
Using the Nitrox mixture EAD concept, bottom times can be extended. Because no-decompression
limits are based on nitrogen absorption, less nitrogen means more bottom time. Many
divers also report that they feel less fatigued after diving with Nitrox ( compared
to similar dives using air. )