What is Nitrox?
“Oxygen-enriched air” or “enriched-air nitrox” refer to nitrox mixtures with oxygen levels greater than 21 percent. The most common nitrox mixtures are NOAA Nitrox I and NOAA Nitrox II, 32 percent oxygen and 36 percent oxygen, respectively.
The health benefits of diving on enriched air cannot be overstated. Nitrox can add an extra margin of safety to your dive because you are breathing a higher level of oxygen, and thus, less nitrogen. This will help reduce your exposure to DCI which is far more important than focusing on the fact that diving on nitrox can increase your bottom time. Additionally, there is anecdotal evidence that diving on nitrox leaves divers feeling less fatigued.
Note: The cost of using Nitrox is an additional $12.00 per dive.
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