Nitrox Diver

Nitrox Diver

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The Nitrox Diver course enables divers to breathe compressed air with a higher than normal % of oxygen. It will provide the scuba diver with the knowledge and skill to dive with nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen.

Diving with Nitrox can increase your no-decompression limits, reduce fatigue, reduce the effects of nitrogen narcosis, and reduce your chances of decompression sickness if followed properly. Nitrox diving is gaining popularity at resorts, live aboard boat operators and local dive shops. Diving with Nitrox gives you the extra-added safety cushion if followed properly.

Must be a certified Open Water Diver or enrolled in the Open Water Diver course in order to enroll in the Nitrox course. So you can complete the Nitrox course prior to heading out for your open water dives!

Upcoming Courses

Weeknights

Weekends  

Wednesday, January 23 at 6:00pm

Wednesday, February 13 at 6:00pm

Tuesday May 14 at 6:00pm

Wednesday July 17 at 6:00pm

Wednesday Sept 18 at 6:00pm

 

For other dates not listed,
please contact us to discuss options       

Saturday March 9 at 9:00am

Saturday June 8 at 9:00 am

 

 

Who this course is for

  • The certified diver looking to advance their knowledge and skill set
  • The certified diver looking to extend their no decompression time limits

Course prerequisites

  • Minimum age 18, 12 with parental consent
  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent, or current enrollment in one of those courses

What you can expect to learn

  • Physiology of using different breathing gas mixtures and equipment considerations for using nitrox
  • How to safely use nitrox mixtures up to 40 percent with a dive computer
  • Advantages and disadvantages of utilizing nitrox mixtures, how to analyze a nitrox mixture
  • Review of decompression theory and dive tables
  • Formulas and calculations for safe dive planning with nitrox

Certification Requirements

  • Pre-Course Study: Prior to the start of the course, students must successfully complete either the Online Training or Student Manual with IQ Review.
  • Classroom Training: Hands-on classroom training must be completed including review of key concepts with the instructor, analyzing nitrox cylinders, programming your dive computer for nitrox diving.

Course fees do not include gear, tanks, airfills, travel, accommodations, training materials.

 

  • Nitrox Online Training

    Nitrox Diver - Online

    $60.00
    NOTE: Online training for any SDI specialty courses are intended to replace the equivalent SDI paper manual. You are still required to satisfactorily complete all requirements for the course including any classroom, pool, and/or open water training...
    $60.00
  • Nitrox Diver Course

    $150.00
    BACK TO COURSE INFO Includes one 3-4 hour classroom session with the instructor.
    $150.00
  • Nitrox Diver Manual

    $45.00
    The SDI Computer Nitrox Manual is the text-book literary assistant to the SDI Computer Nitrox certification course. By signing up for this course, the perspective student can extend their diving experience by enjoying longer bottom times than their...
    $45.00