Enriched Air Nitrox
Longer no-decompression limits; Lower risk of decompression sickness
Have you ever dreamed of having longer no-decompression limits to take pictures or explore a wreck? Did you ever want to be safer while diving concerning the potential risk of decompression sickness? Nitrox is the key. Due to the reduced fraction of nitrogen in your breathing gas, your body will have less work and the desaturation times will be reduced.Check Class Schedule
In your ENRICHED AIR NITROX program you will learn all the necessary rules for planning dives with Nitrox and using Nitrox in a safe way. An important key point in the entire program is analyzing your own tank prior to any Nitrox dive.
The SSI Training Materials and Online Training program are designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You can complete the academics online when you sign up for SSI’s Online Training program, and then attend review sessions at your favorite SSI Dive Center.
- Introduction to Nitrox
- Nitrox, your body and the underwater world
- Your total diving system and Nitrox
- Planning your Nitrox dives
- Properly analyzing your scuba tanks for Nitrox
*Any 4 diving specialties plus 24 dives qualifies a diver as Advanced Open Water certified. We highly recommend the Navigation, Night, Limited Visibility, Wreck, and Deep diving specialties for Advanced Open Water (check out our Specialty Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, and Master Diver bundled prices). Additionally, we recommend doing the Deep and Wreck dives in Hatteras or Morehead City with one of our instructors (two student minimum). There is an additional $300.00 charge for this choice (Lodging and Charter boat charges not included).
- 1 night class
- 1 day, 2 dives
- cert card
- SSI Open Water Diver Certification or equivalent
- Age Requirement:
- Standard dive equipment
- Oxygen analyzer (available for use at shop)
Paperwork: (click item to download and print)
Decades of experience have taught us that there are four requirements to serious diving and serious fun. There is a strong correlation between the quality of your training and the amount of fun you will have.
There are certain diving skills that must be learned. With a professional teaching system, you can study the information at your own pace. An instructor is always available for assistance.
The most comfortable, convenient and enjoyable way to dive is with your own
set of properly-fitted equipment. As you become familiar with your equipment, your ability level increases. Annual servicing assures your equipment’s performance and minimizes malfunctions.
You must develop ability with basic scuba skills, such as moving in the water and equipment handling. The best way to learn is from a qualified instructor at a professional scuba school. Review and practice time reinforces the skills
While education helps develop knowledge and skills, the key to becoming a comfortable and confident diver is simply to dive as much as possible. Your experience and ability increase as you seek out different diving locations, meet new friends, have new adventures and explore new worlds. That is why SSI’s motto is “Serious Diving, Serious Fun!”