Nitrox, a word which most divers still associate with Tech Diving, is finding its way into recreational diving. Since 2002 we at “Diver’s Club Crete” have been one the pioneering diving centers in Crete to lead the evolution of Nitrox in recreational diving.
Diving with Nitrox increases your safety
Diving with Nitrox has nothing to do with deep diving. It is a gas in which the percentage of oxygen is higher than in air.
Therefore Nitrox significantly reduces the nitrogen saturation during a dive. Because of that, it increases the safety and furthermore the use of Nitrox allows longer bottom times.
For the safe use of NITROX you have to enroll in a course. As a certified diver you can take your Nitrox diver qualification at “Divers Club Crete” in a short time. EANx32 and EANx36 tanks are ready for use at any time.
Nitrox courses are available from PADΙ organization.
PADI EANx Diver
Welcome to one of PADI’s most popular specialties – the PADI Enriched Air Diver course. Diving with enriched air nitrox lets you safely extend your diving time beyond the no decompression limits for air. Diving with enriched air means safety and more time underwater.
To qualify for the PADI Enriched Air Diver course, a diver must:
- 1. Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another recognized training organization.
- 2. Be 15 years of age or older.
The PADI EANx Diver course is designed to qualify recreational divers to use enriched air (“nitrox”) for no deco-stop recreational diving. The program addresses the use of enriched air with 22 percent to 40 percent oxygen, with emphasis on enriched air with 32 and 36 percent oxygen.
The PADI EANx Diver course emphasizes the theoretical and practical practice associated with enriched air diving. Besides the theoretical lessons and the written exams, the Nitrox course includes training in gases analysis and in Nitrox cylinder identification and marking! This course no longer includes any obligatory training dives.
By using the PADI eLearning Nitrox system, you can do the theoretical lessons and the written exams at your own time and pace and in the comfort of your own space, before you arrive at our diving center for the practical part.
Once the training is completed, you immediately receive the international digital PADI certification.