You’re on the boat looking forward to your days diving and notice some tank cylinders with bright yellow and green bands on them signifying they are filled with enriched air (nitrox). This has got you thinking what are the pros and cons of diving on enriched air, you’re not the only one as enriched air specialty scuba diving course is the most popular specialty course.
Nitrox Enriched Air Course
The Nitrox Enriched Air Course will help you understand different gas mixtures, partial pressures, and depth limitations. You will learn how to analyze your tanks and plan your dive accordingly to the mixture in your tank. The course is also possible to complete as a theory course without the dives but what’s the fun in just doing the theory so we recommend doing the dives so you can feel the benefits of Nitrox. You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lowers nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional scuba dives, you’ll:
Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.
You can also do the course without the dives which will take ½ a day for 3,500 Thai Baht.