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SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course

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Learn to Dive on Nitrox

It will change the way you dive!

Enriched Air Nitrox, or EANx or just Nitrox, is one of the most popular specialty courses and it will change your diving for the better, making it safer for you, especially on those deeper dives.

Nitrox is a breathing gas that has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced divers. The reason for this is the reduced percentage of nitrogen which extends the possible dive time, and reduces the risk of decompression sickness. Nitrox is an air mix with an oxygen content above 21%. Reducing the proportion of nitrogen by increasing the proportion of oxygen, means staying down longer and getting back in the water quicker. On this course you will learn how to safely dive on Nitrox mixtures from 22 - 40 percent oxygen and enjoy the benefits of longer no decompression limit diving and shorter surface intervals. Don't worry, there is always time for a cup of coffee between dives!

Who is this course for?
- The certified diver looking to advance their knowledge and skill set
- The certified diver looking to extend their no decompression time limits
- The certified diver looking to dive more safely.

What's next?
SSI Deep Diver and SSI Enriched Air Nitrox are the perfect combination. These two courses are the perfect combination for a diver wanting to dive down to 40m with an extended bottom time by utilising the benefits of diving on nitrox, for more details see the SSI Deep Diver course.

Course Information

SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver course duration Course Duration: 1 day

SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver course theory Course Theory: online digital learning

SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver course dry practical session Practical Sessions: 1

SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver course number of dives at Lanzarote Dive Centre Number of Dives: 2

SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver course includes Course includes:
- SSI Digital learning kit,
- SSI e-certification card,
- use of specialist equipment required for the course,
- 2 dives on Nitrox
- and tuition from one of our friendly, informative instructors.

SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver course cost Course Cost: 200,00 €

Course Prerequisites

Diver Level:SSI Open Water Diver or equivalent or currently enrolled on the SSI Open Water Course
Logged dives:Minimum of 4 logged open water dives
Minimum age:18 years old
or 10 - 17 years old with parental consent
SSi Enriched Air Nitrox Course

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FAQ's SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Course

Do I need to be able to swim? What theory will I learn?
You will learn about:
- The benefits of diving on Nitrox along with the limitations that go hand in hand with diving on it
- The advantages and disadvantages of utilizing different nitrox mixtures
- The partial pressure of gas
- The diver physiology of using different breathing gas mixtures
- Managing oxygen exposure
- Dive theory
- Dive planning
- Equipment considerations when diving on nitrox

What skills do I learn on the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver course? What skills will I learn?
You will learn:
- how to use and calibrate an oxygen gas analyser
- how to analyse your cylinder of gas
- how to mark up your cylinder and log your gas mix.

If using one of our Cressi dive computers we will also teach you how to set the Nitrox percentage and the ppO2. If you already have a dive computer of your own then it is your responsibility to know how it works and how to set it.

Is there a minimum age and maximum age for diving on Nitrox? What are the minimum & maximum age limits for diving on Nitrox?
You need to be a minimum of 10 years old; there is no upper age limit. To register for the Nitrox course, children aged 10-17 years old, must have parental consent.

What do I need to bring with me? What do I need to bring with me?
You don't need to bring anything as we provide the O2 analyser and the cylinders/gases for anaylzing.
If you would like to to the 2 recommended optional guided dives then obviously you will need full diving equipment, which we can hire to you if you don't have your own.

When are the Enriched Air Nitrox Diver courses? When are the Nitrox Courses?
We run this course on a daily basis.

How do I book on to the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver course? How do I book on to the Nitrox Course?
Book online using the booking form below and you can complete your theory before you come over and the practical session when you are here.

What are the benefits of diving on Enriched Air Nitrox? What are the benefits of diving on Nitrox?
- Increased safety margins
- Reduced post dive fatigue
- Extended no-decompression times
- Shorter surface intervals
- Reduces the risk of decompression sickness

What is the maximum certification depth for the Enriched Air Nitrox course? What is the maximum certification depth for diving on Nitrox?
Your maximum certification depth is determined by your diver level certification, e.g. 40m for a certified Deep Diver however the Nitrox percentage that you are breathing may reduce your safe maximum depth, for example breathing Nitrox 32% has a maximum operating depth of 30m

Is it safe to dive on Enriched Air Nitrox? Is it safe to dive on Nitrox?
Yes, extensive research supports that diving on Nitrox is safe when diving on it following the no decompression limits and when monitoring your oxygen exposure.

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