The Nitrox Course is an entry level to start utilizing enriched air nitrox as a breathing gas.
Scuba diving nitrox gives you more no decompression time, meaning more time underwater especially on repetitive dives.
This simple one-day course can be done in a matter of hours, and it is in fact “dry course”. You can technically complete the course without going underwater even though, you probably don’t want to miss the fun part?!
Double benefit : More time underwater, where you like and shorter surface intervals !
Objectives of the Nitrox course?
- Learn more about nitrox mixtures
- Extend your bottom time
- Less surface interval
- Do repetitive dives
- Move forward with technical diving education
- Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
- Minimum certification of open water diver or current enrollment in an open water diver course
What you will learn:
- Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
- The benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for using nitrox mixes from 22 through 40 percent oxygen content
- Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure
- Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing nitrox mixtures, and gas blending procedures
- Manage oxygen exposure.
- Analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
- Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.
Structure of the Nitrox Diver Course:
- There are two options for this Course:
Option one: Standard Course
Option two: Course with 2 Cenotes Nitrox dives
What gear will you use?
Your Instructor will help choose and let you know if your gear meets the requirements.
- Regular modern scuba equipment
- Dive computers
- Scuba tanks must meet oxygen service standards and be dedicated for use with enriched air.
- Oxygen analyzers
- Special cylinder decals.
Now that you earned your certification and will extend your dive time, you might consider moving to the next level
- Advanced Nitrox Diver course
- Decompression Procedures
- Specialty courses (Deep, Cavern, Sidemount, PPB, DPV…)