Dive BVI is proud to be the first dive center in the British Virgin Islands to offer membrane-processed Nitrox service to its customers. We offer Nitrox diving on all of our boats. Nitrox tank fills are available with prior notice at our Virgin Gorda location.
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
How to get started:
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) and a Practical Application session where you learn the proper procedures for testing the gas mix.
We teach this course on demand. Please sign up in advance to ensure class availability!
What will I need?
The SSI Enriched Air Diver Kit includes all material need to learn and dive with Nitrox. It includes the SSI Digital materials needed to learn about Nitrox Diving and dive tables are available in the free MySSI app.
Avid divers all over the world rely on Nitrox to get the most from their recreational diving. Learning is easy and fun!
All Nitrox classes include Nitrox fills. Dive trip, gear rental, park fees, and fuel surcharge is not included. Prices subject to change.