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Thursday, November 19, 2015 06:00 PM
Enriched Air Nitrox Course
Learn to Dive Nitrox!
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Welcome to Nitrox Diving is the place for you to extend your diving knowledge, ask questions without fear of intimidation, and get certified through the Academy of Scuba, one of the most progressive dive shops in the Southwest United States. will assist you in reaching your goal to not only be certified as a Nitrox diver, but be qualified as a Nitrox diver. The Academy of Scuba conducts training programs around the world and is an early adopter in the Scuba industry of using technology to assist Scuba divers in the quest of gaining knowledge and experience. Thank you for your interest in

What is Nitrox and why does it matter to me?

Learn to dive Nitrox with Academy of ScubaAs human beings, we are used to breathing a Nitrogen/Oxygen mix. In fact, our atmosphere is primarily made up of these two gases. Right now, you are breathing a gas mixture known as air, which is comprised of approximately 79% Nitrogen and 21% Oxygen. Oxygen is what you need. Nitrogen is relatively inert and does not affect us at all, until we go underwater. As you learned in your Open Water Course, too much Nitrogen is a bad thing. So, that is why we look at Nitrox as a substitute to diving air. Enriched Air (commonly referred to as Nitrox) is a Nitrogen/Oxygen mix that has more Oxygen than 21% and less Nitrogen than 79%. More Oxygen and less Nitrogen means you can safely extend your bottom time while absorbing less nitrogen. What diver doesn’t want more bottom time? If you would like to know more, you can read through our general information section, however we also recommend taking one of our Nitrox courses.

Oxygen Management

Nitrox is a slang term for Enriched Air. That means when you are breathing Nitrox, you are breathing air that has had more Oxygen added to it. Thus, you are not breathing a normal air mixture, but one that contains more Oxygen. As divers, we must learn how to manage this additional Oxygen in the mix. [ More ]

Mark Your Territory

The Nitrox diver world is "abuzz" with the new Nitrox Tags. Nitrox tags are a fast, easy, and effective way to mark your Nitrox tank. After you are done analyzing your mix, simply drape your Nitrox Tag over your valve and you have all the critical markings a Nitrox tank should maintain. Nitrox Tags have your initials, your percentage O2 Mix, your Maximum Operating Depth (at a 1.4 PO2), and it looks stylish too. Show the world you know how to Nitrox dive safely and effectively. Purchase your Nitrox Tags today.

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