August 29, 2012

Scuba Diving with Enriched Air

What is Enriched Air Nitrox? Enriched Air Nitrox or commonly referred to as Nitrox. The air that we breathe when breathing has a composition 79% nitrogen and 21% oxygen gas (gas - another gas is very very small amount). For metablisme body, we only need oxygen, while nitrogen gas is physiologically inert gas, meaning gas that is not used by the body for metabolism, but remain in our bodies. Nitrogen is limiting our time to dive because he is absorbed in the body and is released slowly. Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx) is enriched air, oxygen gas composition of which greater than 21%. The goal is to reduce the percentage of nitrogen, so that we can dive longer.

By using enriched air diving the shorter the time interval, and you will be able to immediately fall back in the water faster. No wonder many divers choose this course as their first choice special.

Scuba diving with Enriched Air Nitrox is not without risk. You need to limit the depth of the dive to avoid oxygen poisoning. In addition, you need to analyze accurately the percentage of oxygen, calculate the maximum depth and dive computer set up properly to avoid this problem.

PADI Enriched Air Diver course is a specialized diving courses (specialty) are the most popular. Scuba diving with enriched air gives you a non-decompression dives more. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

In this course you learn the techniques to get a longer dive time by using enriched air Nitrox; knowledge about the selection and maintenance of diving equipment, as well as knowledge-enriched air, including managing oxygen exposure, how do I know what's on the tube and scuba how to set your dive computer.

To be eligible for this course, you must have a certified PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent and have been 15 years old (or 12 years for Junior certification)

PADI Recognition

 “I want to thank PADI and especially your member Made Suwena. I just finish my IDC and IE. He did an excellent job!! He introduced scuba diving to me, taught me and assist me until I became a dive instructor. During IDC, he stay with me to make sure I could pass the IE. Now I am an OWSI! I wan impressed with his passion, the depth of knowledge and skill application. All the training was conducted very throughly and professionally. Since English is not my language, he explain every detail of the course and make adaptations to my need. He is not just a dive instructor, he is my mentor. He is my hero in my diving career. Thank a lot Made Suwena. I would highly recommed Made to anyone doing their PADI course. Please pass my big hug to him. Than you PADI”

Wayan Sumardika – PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (26 April 2012)

“I was working as a DM in Bali, I love my job but I was wondering if I should continue on to be an instructor. I had many doubts with my dive skills and English language ability. I was then recommended to meet your members S.F Chong and Made Suwena since they have taught many Asians (whose English wasn’t their main language) and so I did. They encouraged me to continue my education. They told me that English is not the main reason to be a good instructor, but the ability to teach is.

With their encouragement, I then decided to join the IDC and now I’m a very happy PADI OWSI. I was extremely pleased with their IDC program, especially their ability to explain dive theories, standards and teaching skills, in simple language that is easily understood by me. Right now I am very happy to tell you that there are 8 Indonesian IDC candidates following my footsteps. I would like to congratulate PADI for having 2 very dedicated members in your association. Huge thanks to S. F Chong and Made Suwena for my success.”

Mariza Adelina - PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (22 March 2012)

“I have no words to express my gratitude to both SF Chong and Made Suwena, the have bought me to a new world of teaching. Not forgetting becoming a better diver and to pass on my knowledge to new divers, existing divers and fellow instructors, divemasters etc….. I would like to take this opportunity to say BIG thank you to both of them. Thank you for the effort and hard work making me a better diver and a great instructor for student to enjoy, learn diving without stress but fun and enjoy”

Koh Leong San - PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (17 April 2012)

PADI Divemaster Course

Do you have a deep passion in diving? Or, if you love diving with all your heart? If so, you should consider doing what you love in life: to become PADI divemaster. Being a PADI Divemaster, you dive into the largest and most respected in the world - PADI Professional.

You're looking for the first step to working in diving career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. In this program you will work closely with a PADI Instructor to expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster certification is a prerequisite for the program and the PADI Assistant Instructor PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as exercises that extend your ability to organize and solve problems as well as helping others to improve their diving merena. You memperaktekan this knowledge into action in a structured internship or series of practical training.

When you follow these Divemaster course, you will develop your diving knowledge, hone your skills and increase your confidence. Later, as a PADI Divemaster, you will use this attribute to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experienced the joy of seeing them transformed by the natural beauty underwater.

After becoming a PADI Divemaster, you have the authority to:

  • Oversee activities related to training and non-training dive
  • Helping a PADI Instructor during training sessions for any PADI Diver course
  • Teach PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program guide
  • Conduct PADI Discover Local Diving
  • Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs Program
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct programs and PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
  • Can follow the course PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Instructor to teach a course PADI Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Guiding students PADI Open Water Diver course independently on the tour portion of the dives 2, 3 and 4 with a ratio of two divers per divemaster under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor.
  • Accompany students PADI Open Water Diver course under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor during: swim on the surface and from the point during training dives and navigation, as well as when instructors teach skills, such as up or down, Divemaster should stick with other students (with individual students or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers dive 'adventure dive' or khusu dives under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Conduct PADI Seal Team - AquaMission Skin Diver Specialist
  • Conduct subsequent dives under the direct supervision of an instructor for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing the Emergency First Response Instructor course.

Learning materials you need to have is:

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Slate Divemaster
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Handbook Scuba Tune-up
  • Notebook dive (Logbook) RICE
  • Cartu teaching DSD
  • PADI Pro Bags
  • PADI Divemaster Application

To be able to take this course, you must:

  • Aged 18 years
  • Certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from a training organization)
  • Certified PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from a training organization)
  • Certified Emergency First Response (CPR and First Aid) (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) within the last 24 months.
  • Have at least 40 dives to begin the program and 60 dives for certification
  • Physically fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within 12 months.

You are interested in training, please contact us to get more information about this training.