SSI Nitrox Course -Diving with Enriched Air
As a technical dive center, it is only natural for Blue Label to offer the SSI Nitrox course. Nowadays, enriched air nitrox (shortened to EANx or Nitrox) is becoming the most popular gas mixture used in recreational scuba diving. Taking only half a day and one training dive to complete, we normally incorporate this specialty into a package with other courses like the Open Water course and the Advance Adventurer course.
Just like air, Nitrox is a air mixture of oxygen and nitrogen. However, in a nitrox gas mixture we will increase the oxygen percentage in a mixture to more than 21%, causing it to be “richer”. Using nitrox will allow you more bottom time by decreasing your no-decompression time, among other perks.
The are two level of recreational nitrox, which is level one (Nitrox 32) and level 2 (Nitrox 40) respectively. If you only have only half a day to finish the theory without doing the training dive, we will certify you as a Nitrox 32 diver. This means you can only dive using nitrox mixture of 32% oxygen. By completing theory and training dive, you will obtain the Nitrox 40 certification, which clears you to dive with 40% O2.
What do you do and where do we teach you
Your SSI Nitrox course breaks down into 2 main sessions – the theory class, and the training dive (for Nitrox 40).
Theory Class for the SSI Nitrox Course
Your SSI Nitrox theory class will be one of the most informative of all recreational courses. You will learn new dive medical terms like “oxygen toxicity”, “equivalent air depth”, and reinforce knowledge about terms like “gas partial pressure”, and “decompression sickness” that was taught in your open water course. In the end, you will mister skills to analyze your gas mixture, label your nitrox tanks, and also to use different methods to plan a nitrox dive.
Training Dive (for Nitrox 40)
Your nitrox training dive, is actually much like a fun dive using air. The only difference is the pre-dive preparation you do, like gas analyzing and cylinder tagging. You also do monitor your depth extensively during your nitrox dive.
Nowadays, dive computers are slowly replacing the use of dive tables. However, instructors at Blue Label still utilize dive tables as a safety measure, so in your nitrox course you will learn to dive with both means.
After your nitrox dive, you will feel noticeably less fatigue due to less nitrogen in your bloodstream. You can choose to do your nitrox course with any other course, and receive the certs upon course completion.
Who can enroll/start and what do you need
|Minimum Age:||10 years old|
|Min Certification/diver level:||Open Water Diver|
|Min amount of dives:||n/a|
|Course duration:||half day + 1 dive/with any other training dive|
|About this course:||This course opens up diver access to use up to Nitrox 40 during his/her dive.|
|Certification available through:||SSI|
|Combination of Courses:||Nitrox + any course (especially depth related course)|
|What do I do next:||Deep Diving Specialty/
Schedule for teh SSI Nitrox Course
You SSI Nitrox course is very flexible and we could combine it with any other courses. You can finish you nitrox theory in 1-2 hours time.
How much does it cost and what is included in the price? and why Blue Label Diving?
We have over 8 year experience running a dive shop in Phuket. Our instructors are all tech divers and Dive Instructors. Some even technical diving instructors and Dive Medics.
We take diving serious but with a smile. We don’t care about quantity but QUALITY!
We teach in several languages such as: English, Chinese, French, German, Dutch, Malay, Thai etc.
As Blue Label do not like un-welcome surprises, we clearly list out what is included and what is not included in your course payment.
We teach at an instructor to student ratio of 1:1. Or with your family or group of friends of course. Our max is 2 students per instructor.
PRICE: 5'500thb - classroom only PRICE: 7'500thb incl Beach dive PRICE: 8'500thb if you want to do 2 boat dives PRICE: 5'000thb - this price counts when you add it to your Advanced Adventurer
Included: instructor fee, nitrox fills, materials fee, equipment rental fee, pickups, breakfast and lunch, boat fee and Excluded: personal items (towels, sunblock etc.), dive computer rentals (300 baht)
The Dive Equipment list
Below are the equipment included in the course package.
- Mask + Snorkel
- Fins (boots if required)
- Wetsuit/Skin Suit
- BCD + Weight System
- SMB + Spool
- 1 time nitrox fill
This course opens up a path to: