Dive BVI is proud to be the first dive center in the British Virgin Islands to offer membrane-processed Nitrox service to its customers. Offering Nitrox diving & Nitrox tank fills.
“Adding Nitrox continues our 35-year tradition of giving customers the very best in Caribbean diving.” –Joe Giacinto, Managing Director, Dive BVI
What is Nitrox?
Nitrox is actually any combination of nitrogen and oxygen. Regular breathing air is comprised of approximately 21% Oxygen and 79% Nitrogen. Nitrox mixtures with percentages of oxygen greater than 21% are called Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx).
Why become an Enriched Air Diver?
Enriched Air Nitrox offers advantages for all divers, including:
1. Extended bottom times
2. Shorter surface intervals
3. Shorter decompression safety stops
4. Less post dive fatigue
5. Nitrogen loading declines as per mix
Diving Nitrox is perfect for:
1. Divers wishing to be more conservative
2. Divers who are not as young as they once were
3. Divers who may not be in peak physical fitness
What do I need to start?
1. A current Open Water Student or certified Open Water diver
2. Minimum age: 15 years
What will I do?
The Enriched Air Diver Specialty certification emphasizes the theoretical and operational considerations involved with enriched air diving.
How long will it take?
One academic session with an Enriched Air Instructor (about 2 hours if you are prepared). We teach this course on Monday evenings, from 6-8 pm in our Spanish Town classroom. Please sign up in advance to ensure class availability!
What will I need?
The SSI Enriched Air crew pack includes all material need to learn and dive with Nitrox. It comes with the SSI Enriched Air manual, 32% table, 36% table, and Equivalent air depth/Oxygen exposure table. The crew pack comes as part of your Enriched Air specialty course.
Avid divers all over the world rely on Nitrox to get the most from their recreational diving. Learning is easy. A quick Discover Nitrox class plus one dive and that’s it. Dive Nitrox with our trained professionals for remainder of your trip or complete the full certification in just one more day.
All Nitrox classes include Nitrox fills. Dive trip, gear rental, park fees, and fuel surcharge is not included. Prices subject to change.
Still not sure in Nitrox is for you? Join us for our Discover Nitrox program. We’ll brief you on the benefits of breathing Nitrox while diving and show you how we test it. You may Dive Nitrox with our trained professionals for the remainder of your trip or complete the full certiﬁcation in one more day.