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What is NITROX Diving?

When you join dive excursions with other divers you may notice that some of them have different tanks, and that they perform a test on the gas within them. You’d be forgiven for assuming this is some kind of special technical diving but it’s not and it’s fast becoming the norm in recreational diving – let us introduce you to the world of nitrox diving!

There’s nothing too technical about nitrox (also known as ‘enriched air’), it’s simply a blend of gas that has some of the nitrogen removed and replaced with a higher concentration of oxygen. Since nitrogen is the gas responsible for decompression sickness, narcosis, limitations on dive times and number of dives than can be completed in a day, reducing the amount of nitrogen breathed in underwater is a good thing.

Divers Using Nitrox Swim Near An Underwater Cave

Why you should learn to dive with Nitrox

You should learn to dive with Nitrox because by furthering your diver training and completing the hugely popular PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver specialty course you can upgrade not only your portfolio of diving qualifications, but your safety too!

The course is simple to complete with the PADI eLearning course – it only takes a few hours and can mostly be completed at home! Once you arrive at the resort you will just need to meet with your instructor to go through the practical elements of gas analysing, filling in the nitrox log and setting your dive computer correctly.

Participants need to be a minimum of 12 years old and have an entry level certification of Open Water Diver or equivalent. The course can be completed in tandem with the PADI Open Water Diver course too.

Buddy Divers With Nitrox Tanks About To Dive At Sunrise

Become a PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

Open the gateway to multiple dives in a day, shorter surface intervals and/or longer bottom times for repetitive dives. To get started, click the button below and select the dive centre you will be visiting then select ‘Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver’ – you’ll be diving safer and/or longer in no time!