What is Enriched Air Nitrox
As you know normal air that we breathe consists of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and one percent other gases. The gas mix NITROX is made up of the same components, but the percentages are different:-
- NITROX 32 has a nitrogen content of 67% & 32% oxygen
- NITROX 36 has a nitrogen content of 63% & 36% oxygen
As you can see these mixes have reduced nitrogen content, while the oxygen portion is increased.
What Are the Advantages of Diving With Enriched Air NITROX
The increased oxygen percentage in NITROX has several benefits to divers, the most important one being that the reduced percentage of nitrogen within the mix means that you absorb considerably less nitrogen, during the dive, which can result in the following benefits
- Extending your maximum no-stop dive time
- Additional Safety
- Increased physical well-being during and after your dive
Get Your PADI Enriched Air NITROX Diver Certification
[singlepic id=658 w=320 h=240 float=right]As with all scuba diving skills and techniques, especially the ones which are critical to your survival and safety underwater, proper training is essential before using Enriched Air during your dives, this is where the in depth training provided in the PADI Enriched Air NITROX (EANx) course, comes into its own, providing you with the necessary training and certification to use NITROX safely during your dives.