SSI Nitrox – breathe up to 40% O2
The one course you really need besides the OWD is the Nitrox course. It’s about the benefits of diving with nitrox – a breathing gas that contains less nitrogen and more oxygen. Because you take up less nitrogen with it, it’s a popular alternative to air and is often offered for free. However, in order to use it, you must have a Nitrox certification. That’s what you get here – online, and still in better quality than the average live Nitrox course.
For the SSI Nitrox-Brevet you get access to our supplementary material here. Of course, anyone who already has a comparable certification can take a look at our small course. But if you haven’t already, you might want to do it.
You can do the SSI Nitrox course with us completely online. Since nothing changes in the water, this is really just about theory. You need to know what benefits you can get from a different breathing gas, but most importantly, know the limitations. This requires a little something in practice: you need to learn how to analyze the contents of your scuba tank yourself. Since it’s really not hard, we just put it in a video, and you’ll just do it the first time you check your bottle. It will work, no one will notice that you are doing it yourself for the first time 🙂
And even if the course is online, of course you have contact persons with us. If you don’t understand something, you can just ask on different channels and you will surely get a nice answer. And if you don’t get your questions answered there, we’ll just do a webinar tailored to your questions.
Punkfish Special: Nitrox PLUS
Many divers are now crediting nitrox with supernatural properties. They like to claim that nitrox is safer AND you can dive longer AND you can even shorten your surface intervals AND then you’ll be even fitter after diving.
What’s with the rumours?
- In the first chapter we look at security. We talk about the dangers of oxygen – because that’s the risk that you accept for more security on the other side. We discuss the forms of oxygen toxicity; show you how to measure the O2 content of a bottle; and invite you to weigh up the risks yourself using a few examples.
- In the second chapter, we take a look at what longer diving is all about. For this we will do a bit of math, choose the best mixtures and get the longest no-stop times allowed. We also look at how nitrogen saturation compares between different gases.
- In the third chapter we would like to look at some of the myths that exist around Nitrox: Is it a good idea to take shorter surface intervals when diving Nitrox? Are you fitter after diving than after an air dive?
- We then explain what nitrox is really a great gas for in a brief look at XR Nitrox.
The Punkfishes Vero and Dominik
How do you analyze a mixture?
How does an oxygen sensor work?