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214-B Beacon Drive

Winterville, NC 28590

(252) 439-4390

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The Nitrox Diver course offers a new dimension to your diving. Nitrox, or enriched air Nitrox (EANx), offers the diver extended bottom time while reducing the amount of nitrogen absorbed by the body as compared to air. The following topics will be covered:

History of nitrox as a breathing gas
Dalton's law of partial pressures
Physiology of oxygen and nitrogen Depth limits
Advantages, disadvantages and risks of Nitrox
Oxygen toxicity
Hazards and precautions of handling oxygen
The concept of Equivalent Air Depth
Use of EANx with Standard Air Dive Tables
Common gas mixing procedures
Gas analyzing procedures

The Course: The Nitrox(EANx) course will provide the skills needed to safely use Nitrox as a breathing gas. Training includes 4 hours of classroom time, an evaluation of your current skills (as appropriate), and 2 open water dives using EANx. Nitox can be combined with a Basic, Advanced or Master Diver course

Equipment: Rum Runner will provide all instruction, 2 nitrox air fills, pool and lifeguard fees for skill confirmation (where applicable). Divers must have/rent all gear and must pay for checkout dives.

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