Our Nitrox training and certification programs offer a very
flexible degree of study by modules, which may be added or
included in other ITDA Certifications...
Who can take our Nitrox Certifications?
Any certified diver from any training agency, recognised and
approved for prior experience and training by ITDA HQ. May take
the ITDA Nitrox Course Program or ITDA Advanced Nitrox for any
certified nitrox diver with a minimum of 10 open water dives and
a minimum of 4 dives using nitrox.
offer: Standard Mixes as 32% Oxygen and 36% Oxygen, with a
minimum of one dive on each mix, plus calculating MOD (maximum
operations depth) and EAD (Equal Air Depth) With a basic
understanding of this level there is then an upgrade path after
just 4 dives on Nitrox mixes to 40% Nitrox. This is our advanced
sports nitrox level.
As 40% allow divers to use thier own equipment that is
reccommended to be oxygen cleaned but is NOT a requirement...
We then have upgrades to our Technical Nitrox Programs, using
Nitrox as a Decompression gas from 50% Oxygen, which requires
"Oxygen Clean Equipment" and "Special Diving Techniques",
requiring decompression theory and decompression diving on air
with nitrox as decompression and staged decompression dives.
Sports Nitrox Diving Benefits
Benefits of diving with Nitrox include; longer bottom times
at depths above 30m/100ft and really excellent advantages from
20m/66ft. Applications for Nitrox diving includes:
Marine life Research
Scientific and Research Diving
Nitrox can also be excellent for divers who get tired or have
headaches after air diving. (This is NOT to say that if
you get or suffer from regular headaches when diving you should
just swith to nitrox, you should see a physician and get checked
out. Headaches can cover a very broad spectrum of medical
problems from minor to very serious and life threatening.)
ITDA Nitrox Diver Programs Standards ISO 11107
The ITDA Nitrox diver program meets and exceeds the ISO 11107
standard for Scuba Diving with Nitrox
This program will prepare the student for
more technical programs or other advanced recreational
Duration: Evenings: 3-4,or 1.5 (One & a
half) Full days.
Dives: Sports Nitrox 2 Dives, 1 x32% & 1x
36%, Depth Limit 18m - 20m. ITDA Nitrox Diver Limited to
This program can also substitute for a Computer Nitrox
Specialty. Aside from examining measuring nitrox, nitrox
cylinders and regulators, we’ll explore the theory behind
maximum operating depths, partial pressure and of decompression
theory & gas laws. Computer Diver may be offered /
Given in addition to this rating (If a computer is used for all
ITDA also offer diving professionals who are experienced nitrox
instructors a crossover and upgrade path to ITDA Entry Level
Technical Professional or Advanced Nitrox instructor.
See ITDA Crossovers page for