Do you want to extend your in-water dive time? Do you want to gain a better understanding of decompression and use a gas that will allow you to do that?
The answers to these two simple questions are the reason why nitrox is the most popular diver specialty in the industry. Nitrox has proved to be so popular within the diving community that many dive centers offer only nitrox as their breathing gas.
The RAID Nitrox course is your next step after the RAID Open Water 20 program and is a prerequisite for many of the higher level courses.
While this course is not compulsory after the open water course, we strongly recommend it. This is because divers can take advantage from the moment they start diving at the open water level.
During the Nitrox program, you will complete the online academics and learn the following:
- How to use nitrox mixes from 22%-40% oxygen
- How to plan dives to a planned maximum PO2 of 1.4 bar and a contingency PO2 of 1.6 bar
- What the causes and effects of oxygen toxicity are and how to avoid them
- How to safely analyze the oxygen content in a nitrox mix and know the depths at which you can use it
- How to label your nitrox cylinder appropriately
- How to fill in a nitrox log
- What the benefits of enriched oxygen are for sport divers
Note: Two open water dives may be offered by your instructor for this program, but these dives are not mandatory.
- You must be a certified RAID Open Water 20 diver or equivalent.
- You must be a minimum of 12 years old.