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Computer Nitrox Diver.

SDI’s Computer Nitrox Diver course enables divers to breathe compressed air with a higher than normal % of oxygen. It will provide the scuba diver with the knowledge and skill to dive with nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen using a dive computer. Diving with Nitrox can increase your bottom times, reduce fatigue, reduce the effects of nitrogen narcosis, and reduce your chances of decompression sickness.

Who this course is for:

  • Any certified open water scuba diver who wishes to expand their diver knowledge and skill set
  • Any certified open water scuba diver who would like to advance their dive training

Course prerequisites:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent, or current enrollment in one of those courses
  • Minimum age 18, 12 with parental consent

The SDI Deep Diver minimum requirements:

Students are required to successfully complete the following:

  • Satisfactorily complete the Online SDI Computer Nitrox Diver Program with a passing score of 80%, followed by an academic review with the Instructor
  • Hands-on classroom training must be completed including analyzing nitrox cylinders, programming your dive computer for nitrox diving
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

What you can expect to learn:

How to plan and execute dives within the range you are qualified using Nitrox as your breathing gas.

Topics include:

  • Physiology of using different breathing gas mixtures and equipment considerations for using nitrox
  • How to safely use nitrox mixtures up to 40 percent with a dive computer
  • Advantages and disadvantages of utilizing nitrox mixtures, how to analyze a nitrox mixture
  • Review of decompression theory and dive tables