Nitrox Diver

Nitrox Diver

Increase your bottom time – dive Nitrox!

The course is designed to qualify certified divers to use enriched air (commonly called Nitrox) for no stop recreational diving. Nitrox is becoming increasingly popular and is widely available in many popular dive destinations. Many Phuket based Thailand diving liveaboards now have Nitrox on board. Some day trip boats can also carry Nitrox on request, and your course can be combined with either a day trip or a liveaboard. The course include FREE online learning or a classroom session, learning all about Nitrox and how to plan dives. On the second day you can dive!

SSI Nitrox Course – Prices

  • 1 day including 2 dives / 32-40% / 6,900 THB
  • 1 day including 3 dives / 32-40% / 7,900 THB

SSI course prices include theory by digital learning, optional 2 -3 open water dives and equipment rental, certification fee, course material, insurance, breakfast and lunch on boat trips.
PADI certification possible with 2,000 Baht surcharge.

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Nitrox Diver – More Course Information

Enrich your diving with Enriched Air – Time is Money!

Make the most of your valuable underwater time with the SSI or PADI Nitrox course. With the SSI 32% course you will not learn to add more bottom time. The reason here is only to not absorb as much nitrogen than with air. With the SSI 40% course you learn how to add extra bottom time as well. As an “Enriched Air Diver” you have several benefits…

  • Stay underwater longer
  • Get back into the water sooner
  • By diving with Enriched Air you may feel less tired

PADI Nitrox Course Itinerary (2 days)

Day 1 : 10:00am, meet at our dive shop. Classroom theory and exam
Day 2 (option 1) : 7:30am, pick up from hotel, boat trip to Racha Yai Island (2 dives), return 3:30pm
Day 2 (option 2) : 7:30am, pick up from hotel, boat trip to Racha Noi / Yai (3 dives), return 5:30pm

We suggest that you stay close to Sunrise Divers (we are at Karon Beach) when taking your Nitrox course including classroom theory. Ideally you should plan to visit our shop any day before your course starts to complete paperwork, get your course manual and you can try equipment. On Day 1 please meet at our shop. On day 2 pick up is from your hotel at 7:30am based on hotels in Karon or Kata Beach area. Pick up also possible from Patong. Other areas of Phuket possible with extra pick up fee.

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So, what exactly is Enriched Air / Nitrox?

The term “Nitrox” refers to any gas mixture composed (excluding trace gases) of nitrogen and oxygen; this actually includes normal air which is approximately 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen, plus about 1% inert gases, primarily argon. The most common use of nitrox mixtures containing higher than normal levels of oxygen is in scuba diving, where the reduced percentage of nitrogen is advantageous in reducing nitrogen take up in the body’s tissues and so extending the possible dive time, and/or reducing surface interval time and maybe even reducing the risk of decompression sickness. Many divers report feeling less tired when using Nitrox, though there has been no real study to prove this.

Enriched Air requires the use of special tanks due to the higher than normal oxygen content, and also the use of special dive tables that you learn about in the course. You must be very careful to check your oxygen content before diving and use the right tables. Most dive computers will have the ability to account for Nitrox use, you just need to program the correct oxygen percentage (commonly between 32 – 36% for recreational dives). Learn all about it with the SSI Enriched Air Diver course!

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