Okay, so you've scheduled a perfect vacation.
You have dreams of diving with whale sharks and sea turtles,
so much so that you're distracted at work with thoughts of
....... What should I pack?
...... How warm will the water temperatures be?
...... Should I have my regulator tuned up before I go?
There so many questions to think about and we want to add one more to your list....
F YOU'RE SPENDING ALL THIS MONEY TO FLY TO AN ISLAND, BOOK A BEACH SIDE HOTEL AND PAY FOR A CHARTER BOAT TO GO DIVING, THEN WHY ARE YOU CUTTING THE DIVES SHORT BY USING AIR?
Welcome to Nitrox, the best way to maximize your underwater time ....SAFELY. Nitrox is nothing more than air with an extra dose of oxygen added to it. By increasing the percentage of oxygen in the scuba tank, the nitrogen percentage drops. Scuba 101 Review: It's nitrogen that causes the Bends or Decompression Sickness. To avoid the Bends, you must shorten your dive times to stay out of decompression limits. However, when you use Nitrox, you can stay underwater longer....or have shorter surface intervals....or add an additional level of conservatism to your dive plan AND maximizing your vacation dollar.
What Nitrox Isn’t:
Many people confuse Nitrox with a deep gas like Tri-Mix. It is quite the opposite. Nitrox works best on mid-range dives of 60-110ft in fact it cannot be used for deep dives.
How Does it Compare?
Let's say you do an 80ft no-decompression dive, the maximum dive time is:
Air = 35 minutes
32% Nitrox Blend = 50 minutes
34% Nitrox Blend = 60 minutes
Certification Cost: $ 139 (classroom and online price are the same)
Special Price: $99 when combining Nitrox with Basic, Advance, Master Diver Class or if going on a SASS trip. The NAUI Nitrox textbook or On-line Kit is additional.
Deposit: A $50 nonrefundable deposit is necessary to guarantee space in the class. Final payment is due on the class date.
Buy Now and Complete the On-line course OR
choose one of the following 1-day courses at Sub-Aquatic Sports.
* If you can't make any of these dates, you can take Nitrox online.
Dives: 2 dives on Nitrox are required to complete the certification and we can be extremely flexible for these dives. They can be done on Wednesday Night Dives, on any trip or local dive.