Nitrox Specialty for me

Last month I signed up for PADI’s Enriched Air Diver certification specialty class through Sports Chalet. Learning to dive on Nitrox has been something I’ve wanted to do for a while so I can extend my dive times and decrease my exposure to decompression sickness, especially when wreck diving. A lot of my friends dive purely on it and it would be nice to know what the special considerations are in case they have a problem.

I do enjoy learning new specialties and this one doesn’t require much more than some book work and classroom time. Plus my current gear allows me to use multiple types of gases and it would just be a waste of technology not to use everything I’ve been given! Now if I can just get Ryan to take the class with me!

What does Nitrox mean? Look here. What is Enriched Air Nitrox? Look here.

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