Why should we dive with Nitrox?

Enriched Air Nitrox specialty and instructor specialty courses at Oceans 5 Dive Resort.


Oceans 5 offers both Enriched Air Nitrox (EANX) specialty and instructor specialty courses





What is EANX?


EANX or better known simply as Nitrox is a gasmix with a higher oxygen concentration compared to air. In the diving industry we say that air consists of 21% oxygen and 79% nitrogen. A Nitrox gasmix would be any mix with a concentration of oxygen higher than 21%.

 nitrox course at dive resort oceans 5


Why diving on EANX?


The time divers can spend at the bottom depends on a few variables:

The first one is gasconsumption. Unfortunately Nitrox doesn’t change anything about our breathing. The gasconsumption, compared to air, will be exactly the same, keeping environmental changes in mind.

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The second variable is nitrogen intake. Divers are limited in bottomtime depending on the amount of nitrogen in the body. By means of tables and dive computers, dives can be planned so that divers stay within the set limits of their maximum nitrogen intake.

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Because of the higher oxygen concentration in a Nitrox mix, naturally the concentration of nitrogen is lower compared to air. A lower concentration of nitrogen means that divers take less nitrogen in during their dives, which results in the ability to plan longer bottom times while staying within limits. As divers, don’t we all want to stay as long as possible underwater? Well, here you have the number one reason why divers should dive on nitrox!





About IDCGiliIslands

Dive resort Oceans 5 is a PADI IDC and career development dive resort located on the Gili Islands. Oceans 5 has the best IDC facilities on the Gili Islands. A 25meter training pool and a 70m2 classroom.
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