During your Open Water course, you learned some of the limits of diving on normal air, and how nitrogen affects the body when we go scuba diving. During our dives, nitrogen is absorbed into our body tissues and this limits our diving depth and time. As you learned in your Open Water Course, too much Nitrogen can be a bad thing.
Divers are always looking to extend their time underwater, and that's why more and more divers are using Enriched Air on their dives. Enriched Air (also known as Nitrox) is a Nitrogen and Oxygen mix that has more than 21% Oxygen and less than 79% Nitrogen. With more Oxygen and less Nitrogen, you can safely extend your bottom time while absorbing less nitrogen.
Many Nitrox divers also claim to feel much less tired after diving on Nitrox, and for those of you who are feeling a little less fit than you used to be, less nitrogen in your body can only be a good thing - especially if you're planning a multi-day diving trip.
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You will learn the theory of diving with Enriched Air (Nitrox), how the different gas mixtures affect your maximum depth and bottom time, how Nitrox is made, how to check and analyse a tank of Nitrox and of course, you get 2 dives on 32% Nitrox also included in the course.
The Nitrox theory typically takes 2 or 3 hours, followed by a trip to our local 'Nitrox' filling station where Nitrox production will be explained and you can see the system for yourself. You'll also analyse your own tanks for 2 dives on Nitrox the following day.
During your course, you'll also learn how to use a Nitrox diving computer, how to set and check the computer. If you don't have your own Nitrox dive computer, we'll give you one to use during the course for free.