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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

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 developing DCS.
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. )

Skills Highlighted in this course:

  • Prevention: Learn to spot potential problems and how to deal with them.
  • First Aid: Marine life injuries, diving maladies, including equipment needed and medical procedures used.
  • Management: How to prepare for an emergency through knowledge and equipment.
  • Equipment: A detailed study of different types of scuba gear.
  • Assists: Procedures and equipment for an emergency assist.
  • Rescue Skills: 12 different rescue scenarios will be taught and practiced.







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    Open Water Diver

    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Enriched Air
    • Equipment for Enriched Air Diving
    • Using the RDP with Enriched Airo Managing Oxygen Exposure
    • Using the Enriched Air RDP's
    • Special Application of Enriched Air
    • Emergencies and Enriched Air
    • Obtaining Enriched Air
    • Enriched Air Formulas
    • Administration and Exams
    • Plan and Execute 2 EANx Dives


    Open Water Diver

    Equipment Requirments

    Signaling Device
    Dive Knife

    To find out our next course date please call us at 800-34-SCUBA
    or email lessons@scuba.com

    The above course description is general in term. There will be variations on the course depending on certification agency.


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