MonthAugust 2014

Scuba diving with nitrox

Scuba cylinders (tanks) filled with 32% oxygen enriched air nitrox

It’s hard to get into diving without hearing the word nitrox thrown around. So what’s the fuss about scuba diving with nitrox? Many non-divers incorrectly believe that we dive with pure oxygen (I guess because it’s oxygen that keeps us alive). Most divers dive with the same air we breathe on the surface… it’s just compressed to fit about 80 cubic feet worth of air into a cylinder that’s really only 0.39 cubic feet (for the standard “aluminum 80” cylinder). The air […]

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