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)

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