SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Course Koh Tao

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What is the Nitrox Diver Course?

Scuba Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox gives you more no-decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. This allows you to stay at given depths for a much longer period of time.

For example, with Air we can only dive at 30m for a maximum of 20 minutes before we have to ascend. With Enriched Air Nitrox 32 (32% Oxygen content) we can extend this time to 30 minutes. 

On top of this, decreased Nitrogen exposure massively increases your diver safety, decreasing the likelihood of Decompression sickness. It also means that you can get back in the water sooner since less surface interval times are needed on repetitive dives.

The Nitrox Course is available for anyone that has a diving license, or is on the way to getting one, such as the Open Water. Otherwise it is required that you are aged at least 10, and medically fit

What's included in the Nitrox Diver Course program?

Everything you could need for the course is included in our pricing. The only thing we don't cover is food and accommodation. Of the many items we get asked about, the below are 100% included;

  • SSI EANx Diving License
  • Option to Finish at Sail Rock
  • SSI Digital Manual
  • FREE Insurance
  • Pickup service from pier on arrival
  • Nitrox made in house - see the process
  • Includes all equipment rentals
  • Maximum group size of 4:1

Dive Your Way!

All our theory sessions take place in our beach bar and restaurant, unless otherwise requested. The maximum group size is 4 students to 1 instructor.

If smaller instruction is desired, please request this by email and we are happy to arrange - we often have people enjoying their honeymoon on Koh Tao who would prefer a more personalized trip.

Likewise, we often get divers that prefer to be in smaller groups.

Whatever the reason - no problem!!! Simply let us know and we can help you out! 

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What will you be doing during the Nitrox Diver Course?

During this course you’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations.

The PADI and SSI Nitrox (Enriched Air) Course can now be taken as part of the Open Water Diver Course, and any level beyond, and is only a theory based course. This recent change was introduced after the numerous safety advantages of diving with Nitrox were realized, and consequently the Enriched Air Diver course is SSI’s most popular specialty scuba diver course.

During a theory based session, and two optional scuba dives, you’ll;NITROX-COURSE

  • Discuss Oxygen Exposure
  • Analyze Cylinder O2 Contents
  • Learn how to pair your Dive Computer

New Wave Diving visit Sail Rock everyday, which is the best dive site in the entire Gulf of Thailand, and all Nitrox Divers receive Free Nitrox at Sail Rock. As a result it's very common for divers to join us for the Nitrox Course in the afternoon and then head to Sail Rock the following morning for 2 dives that make the most of this incredible dive site. 

The Schedule

The New Wave Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course is designed to be flexible, and we offer it as such. However, please see below for a sample schedule which includes the 2 optional dives;

Day 1 14:00 - 18:00 Course Orientation, Paperwork & Theory
Day 2 06:00 - 13:00 2 x Optional Nitrox Dives @ Sail Rock

Nitrox Diver Course Price:

4,500 THB - Theory Only
5,500 THB - 2 Dives Included

How to proceed?

There's 2 simple options - the first, follow the book now links and all will be straightforward. You will be taken to Paypal to place a deposit, after which you will receive an email confirmation of your booking, usually within 10 hours.

We start diving courses on Koh Tao every day, so don't worry about this!

We understand planning holidays is hard, and if you're like us, the last thing you want to do is spend hours trying to arrange every single detail. For this reason we offer a 100% refund policy on all cancellations within 12 hours of the planned start date. 

Alternatively, send us an email and see what we can do to help. Maybe you're unsure if you want to join a course, or perhaps your timings or commitments make the above schedule not possible. No worries - simply tell us what's on your mind and we will do whatever we can! 

What's Next?

The Koh Tao Enriched Air Diver course certifies you to dive around the world and enjoy the benefits of using Nitrox.  

After having achieved this qualification there are a few routes to continue.

Firstly, you may decide to continue Fun Diving with us, and continue using Nitrox. All ex-students receive a discounted rate of 20% on all continuing dives that they do with us, as a way of us saying thanks!

Secondly, you may decide to continue learning more about the various environments in which we dive by pursuing the corresponding Specialty Diver Coursethe most popular of these being the Deep Diver Specialty, which certifies you to 40m, and the Wreck Diver Specialty, which allows you to safely dive and explore shipwrecks.

These 3 specialties create our most popular diving package - the World Diver Package - Deep, Wreck and Nitrox all in combination with each other. 

With both of these last two options, we also like to say thanks for completing the Nitrox Diver Course with us, and offer 10% Discount from this course. 

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