The drawback of diving with air is the limited amount of time you can spend at depth without paying serious consequences. The benefits of diving with Nitrox are significant and the process is simple. There is no need to change anything about your personally owned dive equipment for Nitrox.
Nitrox is a gas blend with more oxygen and, therefore, less nitrogen. Since nitrogen is the factor limiting our air dives, less nitrogen in the mix means less nitrogen breathed, less nitrogen absorbed, and less nitrogen to be off-gassed. For some divers, the disadvantage of diving Nitrox (EAN32) is the max recommended depth of 111 feet — but this is actually beyond the recommended depth limit for sport diving.
Complete this course before you do your initial open-water training dives and receive both certifications.
This course has the following prerequisites:
- Be at least 12 years old.
- Have a minimum of Open Water Diver certification.
- Be able to either answer No to all of the questions on the RSTC Medical History form, or secure a physician’s approval prior to taking part.
This course consists of one classroom session and may be taken concurrently with the Open Water Diver course. No open-water training is required if you have been diving in the six months prior to the course. Because diving is not a mandatory part of this course, it cannot count as refresher training. Before taking the written test, you must first complete and turn in the study questions.
All classroom training take place right here at Harry’s Dive Shop.
This course takes one evening. Each session meets from 6:00 until 9:30 pm. Available course dates include:
- Wednesday, April 11, 2018
- Sunday, April 29, 2018
- Sunday, June 3, 2018
- Wednesday, June 13, 2018
- Wednesday, September 12, 2018
- Sunday, October 14, 2018
Classes require a minimum of three people to run as scheduled. If fewer than three people sign up, we reserve the right to either cancel the class or impose a $100 uncharge.
Please be aware that, while we make every effort to keep our listings accurate and up to date, you should always call the store to confirm starting dates and times.
The cost of this program is $225 and includes:
- All instruction.
- Self-study materials.
The cost of certification card processing is not included in this price.
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