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Oct 22

ENRICHED AIR NITROX – PADI`s Most Popular Specialty

What is Enriched Air Nitrox?

Nitrox is a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen.  For recreational scuba diving, nitrox is usually a mixture of 21%-40% oxygen with the remainder being nitrogen.  A particular mix of nitrox is referred to by the percentage of oxygen in the mixture.  So for example, the most common mix Nitrox 32 has 32% oxygen in it. Air can be considered to be Nitrox 21 as it contains approximately 21% oxygen.

 

Why Dive with Nitrox?

Do you want to stay down longer? Do you want to dive safer? Do you want to get back in the water quicker? Do you want to be less tired after a dive?

 If you answered YES to any of the above questions then that is why you should dive with Enriched Air Nitrox

 

Who uses Nitrox?

The most common misconception about Nitrox is that it is for divers wanting to go deeper and therefore it must be for `tekkie` divers.  WRONG! Nitrox is most beneficial at depths of 5 to 30m, so it`s perfect for most recreational divers.

 

Do I need Special Equipment?

No special equipment is required unless you will be using mixes with more than 40% oxygen.  This is not a common mix for recreational divers, which means that your normal diving equipment is fine to use.  Your cylinders only need some new stickers (to show that they have nitrox inside) and they are ready to go.

 

Is Nitrox Expensive?

Some dive centres charge $20-$25 a fill but we charge the same price as air.  So you don’t need to pay any extra for your safer, more enjoyable diving.

 

Your journey into a whole new safer, less tiring way of diving is just a short course away (which you can even do online) – click here for course dates and more information.

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