"Have you ever dreamed of having longer no-decompression limits to take pictures or explore a wreck? Did you ever want to be safer while diving concerning the potential risk of decompression sickness?"
Nitrox is the key. Due to the reduced fraction of nitrogen in your breathing gas, your body will have less work and the desaturation times will be reduced.
In your Enriched Air Nitrox program you will learn all the necessary rules for planning dives with Nitrox and using Nitrox in a safe way. An important key point in the entire program is analyzing your own tank prior to any Nitrox dive.
"Nitrox for free“ is a slogan in a lot of resorts. This means that you do not have to pay a surcharge for Nitrox, but all diving operators will want to see a valid Nitrox certificate before you can dive.
Enriched Air Nitrox contains optional dives and therefore it is a perfect “Winter Specialty” before your diving holiday starts. This will allow you to go diving immediately and enjoy the advantages of diving with Nitrox.
The Enriched Air Dive Specialty course is designed to prepare you to dive with EAN. Enriched Air Nitrox (also known as EAN, Enriched Air, or Nitrox) is a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen that has a higher percentage of oxygen and a lower percentage of nitrogen than air. Air is approximately 21% oxygen, while the most commonly used Nitrox mixture is 32% oxygen (also known as NOAA Nitrox I or EAN32). Diving with enriched air rather than standard air can extend your no decompression limits. In recent years the availability of Enriched Air (Nitrox) has grown astronomically, and it is now found in most resort areas and on many live aboard dive boats. Many of these locations are also providing rentals and / or training on re-breathers which use Enriched Air (Nitrox). Many diving equipment manufacturers produce Enriched Air programmable dive computers.
The Enriched Air Diver Specialty course covers: physics, physiology, equipment considerations, dive planning, analysis of Nitrox fills, safety precautions for Nitrox divers. Course content includes:
The classroom sessions and training dives will be held at Mermet Springs.
Total Duration of class is 7 hours.
Minimum age 15 years old.
Open Water certification.
What Do I Need to Bring:
You will need to bring your manuals and workbooks to the classroom session
Manuals & Workbooks:
Please make arrangements to purchase your books and video before class. You should have your manuals read, the study video viewed and the review questions answered by the start of your class. There will be a multiple-choice exam at the end of the classroom portion. You must pass the exam before completing the open water check out dives.
Upon successful Completion of this course you will receive a diploma, a specialty patch and a certification card.
The cost of the class is $120.00 plus books and training materials.
Fee does include your entry and certification fees.
Fee also includes two Nitrox cylinder fills.
A deposit of $25.00 will hold your place in the class.
There will be a $25.00 rescheduling fee for anyone canceling a class with less than a 3-day notice.
You will complete 2 open water training dives for certification.
All Specialty classes should be scheduled at least 5 days in advance