Frequently Asked Nitrox Questions
In some areas, it can be very difficult for a diver to complete required
dives for a Nitrox certification.
Example 1; A certified diver lives in a small town in the mid west. The nearest dive shop is 80 miles away and the nearest water is over 100 miles away. The diver is planning a vacation to Cozumel and wants to dive with Nitrox. The planning and time restrictions required are "out of the question" and the dives required are in a rock quarry that is 50 degrees. With other scuba agencies the chances of this diver becoming Nitrox certified is ZERO. We believe that the diver is safer using the Nitrox and therefore issue a Certification Card for that purpose.
A certified scuba diver is an executive assistant at XYZ Mortgage & Financial in Dallas, Texas. She is going on vacation to Grand Cayman Island with her husband and teenage kids. She wants to use Nitrox for two days of scuba diving. She has checked with several local dive shops and found that every one of them offer evening class and scheduled nitrox certification dives in a muddy lake nearby. The scuba shops offer dive trips to the coast for certification, but the trips do not fit within her busy schedule or budget. With other scuba agencies the chances of this diver becoming Nitrox certified is ZERO. We believe that the diver is safer using the Nitrox and therefore issue a Certification Card for that purpose.
Can I take the Nitrox Course if I'm NOT scuba certified?
Yes! You can purchase the course and complete the course. However, in order to receive a certification card, you have to provide "proof of previous certification". Some have completed the basic course and the nitrox course at the same time or "back to back". Then completed the basic course at their local dive shop. Once the you are a certified scuba diver, then you can receive the Nitrox Scuba Certification Card. This allows the diver to get the basic certification and use nitrox while on vacation.