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Three reasons: bottom time, bottom time and bottom time. The use of Enriched Air NITROX (EANx) can greatly extend the No-Decompression Limits for sport diving to DOUBLE OR MORE, particularly when used in conjunction with a NITROX compatible dive computer.
What is NITROX?
Enriched Air NITROX (EANx) is a breathing mixture of highly filtered air enriched with oxygen. EAN32 (32% O2) and EAN36 (36% O2) are two standard mixes, readily available at dive shops and resorts everywhere.
What do I have to do to dive with NITROX?
NITROX SCUBA diving is safe, affordable and requires a modest amount of training. In order to earn NITROX certification, you will participate in a classroom session and then apply your skills during two optional open water dives. Upon completion, you will receive your NITROX certification card that identifies you as a trained NITROX diver, allowing you to dive NITROX anywhere in the world!
Isn't NITROX just for deep diving?
NO! In fact, NITROX is most beneficial at middle depths.
Are there any course prerequisites?
Yes. In order to take the NITROX certification course you must be certified at the Open Water SCUBA Diver level, with at least four logged dives in the past year, or take "Dive Refreshed".
How long does the NITROX course last?
The NITROX specialty certification course includes one evening of training in the classroom, plus two optional open water qualification dives.
What is the cost of the NITROX course?
The cost of a NITROX specialty certification course is just $129.00, which includes the textbook and materials, classroom session, and NITROX certification card upon successful completion. In addition, two open water qualification dives (one repetitive) with NITROX are recommended, and can be done in several different ways. The cost of these dives, and NITROX fills, varies and is not included in the course tuition.
Do I need special equipment to dive with NITROX?
No, the regulator and BCD you already have can be used with NITROX up to 40% O2, although it is recommended that you have special O-rings put in your regulator at its next annual service. Tanks and valves, however, must be specially set up and labeled for NITROX.
How do I sign up?
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