How do you decide when to dive with Nitrox?

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asked Jan 18, 2018 in Scuba Diving by revgramza (1,095 points)
Beyond the depth limits of Nitrox, what are the determining factors for when you use Nitrox?

5 Answers

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answered Jan 25, 2018 by Cvet (3,369 points)
You should get yourself certified with NITROX and dive the different blends. While in California I was diving NITROX and had to make a long surface swim while breathing off the blend. I felt like I was doing great because I wasn't getting tired as in the past when I've had to make a long surface swim. Then I remembered I was breathing NITROX and boy did it make a difference. A lot of times on driving home I've continued to breathing a NITROX blend driving home.
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answered Jan 26, 2018 by Knewsom (650 points)
I usually use nitrox on my second of a two tank boat dive.  I will also use nitrox when we are instructing at the lake.  We usually do multiple classes over the weekend so I use nitrox to keep from get too tired from divemastering on multiple days.
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answered Jan 18, 2018 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
If im going to have several dives over several days.  So i dont get too tried too fast
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answered Mar 8, 2018 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I always use Nitrox 32. I feel better after diving using it.
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answered Mar 22, 2018 by VADiver (940 points)
I use it any time I am going to do multiple dives across multiple days - especially on destination dive trips. I like the increased bottom time on repetitive dives while allowing for shorter surface intervals if diving two tanks in the morning and two tanks in the afternoon.
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