Oceansports Technical Diving (Barbados) LTD is now offering Nitrox diving, Nitrox training, advanced Nitrox diving and advanced Nitrox training in Barbados.
Nitrox or EAN (enriched air nitrox) is a breathing gas that contains more than the 21% oxygen normally found in our atmosphere and the compressed air used in air diving. The higher oxygen content provides a number of benefits to the diver. These include longer bottom times (depth dependent), a lower exposure to nitrogen, less fatigue reported by many divers and shorter decompression times on many decompression profile dives.
Enriched Air Diver Certification
The Enriched Air Diver course provides the diver with the knowledge required to safely plan and conduct recreational dives using enriched air mixes containing between 21% and 40% oxygen.
This course, which is sometimes referred to as "tech light", introduces the recreational diver to many facets of technical diving. Decompression dive planning and gas requirements planning are key elements of this course, as are the use of enriched air bottom gases, decompression on 50% - 100% O2, the use of twin tanks, stage/deco tanks, lift bags and line reels.
Deep air diving experience and qualification is a pre-requisite to Advance Enriched Air Training. This course combines the Deep Air training and the Advanced Enriched Air Training into one cohesive course.
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