NITROX ENRICHED AIR DIVER COURSE:
The Nitrox Enriched air diver course is for divers who intend to dive deeper using oxygen percentages above 21%, if you were to increase the oxygen 02% content in a scuba tank you then decrease the proportion of Nitrogen % .When we scuba dive its often on 21% normal air and its the rate of the 79% nitrogen thats absorbed that dictates our bottom time or our no decompression limit. Diving on Nitrox enriched air with a higher percentage of 32% Oxygen slows down how much nitrogen is dissolved as theres less nitrogen in the gas blend, thereby extending the practicable underwater time by reducing and extending the decompression limits and increasing the no stop dive time.
Scuba Divers limits and depths are determined by the gas we breath, the size of the air scuba cylinder, as well as our decompression limits, dive computers calculate our saturation levels based on the % of 02 Oxygen content we breathe and we store this % into the computer when we set our Nitrox blend prior to the dive.
Imagine that you want to make 2 dives in one morning and that you want to make the most out of diving at a deep water dive site, when you scuba dive using normal air 21% oxygen you would likely hit the no decompression limit quickly if diving to say 28meters. This would then mean that the surface time between another 2nd dive would be longer in order to off gas the dissolved nitrogen to allow the same dive again for a second dive at the same depth.
When we scuba dive theres 3 factors that all divers need to take into account when diving deep.
- How deep we plan to dive?
- what air mixture we use for the dive.
- How long we can safely stay there at a given maximum depth?
- Having sufficient air to safely ascend to make a safety stop with sufficient air left as a reserve.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
The Nitrox Enriched Air diver course is SSI most popular scuba diver course after open water diver certification, diving on enriched air gives divers more no decompression time mainly repetitive second and third dives of the day and with less nitrogen absorption you can get back into the water sooner with shorter surface intervals between dives. This course is recommended for any open water or certified dive looking to explore some of the deeper dive sites in Phuket.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
When you dive with enriched air you are using gas with an increased percentage of oxygen and lower nitrogen content, its the nitrogen that restricts our no decompression limits, less nitrogen means lower saturation levels of Nitrogen.
During the practical lessons or using the free online e learning students learn about safety
- How to manage oxygen exposure
- How to analyze the contents of a scuba tank.
- How to set you dive computer to enriched air for the tank you analysed
HOW CAN I START LEARNING TODAY?
The SSI Nitrox course is possibly the most flexible way to learn about diving on enriched air and this comes with free online digital materials included in the price so you can get started today.
SSI Nitrox course offers divers free E Cards that displays all your certifications and information in one place, you down load the SSI mobile phone APP its free and easy to download, you create your own personal profile for free and assign a dive shop. When you join us for the course you pay a small deposit and we activate the course theory for you to self study its that simple
You can complete all theory online at your own pace with the easy interactive program as well as access the Enriched air course e manual.
Its worth noting that you can complete the exam on line without making the dives and you still get certified, we then issue you your dive card for Nitrox then dive on Nitrox the next time you go diving.
INSTANT NITROX CERTIFICATION WITH E-CARDS.
Theres nothing worse than having to wait for months for a scuba certification card, its one of the most frustrating and annoying situations facing all divers.
When you complete the Nitrox enriched air course the eCard gives instant certification to your SSI Diver profile on the SSI mobile APP, all eCards are free without any need to purchase allowing you to use this as proof as a certified Nitrox Diver,
If you prefer we also can offer free hard plastic Nitrox certified diver cards to you hotel / home address or give it to you after the dive trip on the same day if you choose to do the Nitrox course as part of a 2 or 3 dive day trip.
- Minimum age is 10 years old
- Download our Medical Statement here and read it. If you are in any doubt, or answer ‘yes’ to any of the medical forms you must consult a doctor before scuba diving. You need to read this and sign to confirm you have no medical conditions.
Remember there is no flying after diving, read about it here
|Certification Prerequisites:||Open Water Diver if in-water training is included|
|Academic Sessions:||Online learning|
|Pool/Confined Water Sessions:||Optional|
|Open Water Dives:||Optional|
|Maximum Training Depth:||Optional|
|Suggested Duration:||6 – 10 hours|
|Specialized Equipment:||Knowledge Program|
Our main dive center is located at Chalong with transfer time around 15 mins drive to the marina, we have transfers from all hotels in the following areas:
Free Transfers are on boat days only. 7:15- 7:30 Patong – 7:30 7:45 Kata Beach – Karon Beach – Rawai Beach – Nai Harn – Chalong Bay
Extra charge private car transfer fee per day – 7:00am Ban Tao & Surin Beach 1,600thb – Maikhao Beach – Ban Tao – Airport Area 1,500 THB
Extra charge private car transfer fees per day -7:00am Cape Panwa +1000thb – 7.00am Koh Siray 1000Tthb – 7.15am Phuket Town + 1000thb