Training on the Dive Boat
cylinders were rented from
Ventura Dive & Sport.
The dive shop had loaded the cylinders onto the
us, so the team was good to go when arriving on the boat the morning of
using EANx, a diver must always analyze the contents of a scuba cylinder
prior to use. Making mistakes with oxygen mixtures can have serious, or
even deadly consequences.
members practice calibrating the oxygen analyzer, then analyze their own
cylinders before each dive.
practice is good, even for those who have been EANx
certified for quite some time.
is a nice day, and Charlie is one of the first to be ready to dive. As
soon as the hook was dropped, Charlie (and Dieter) were in the water.
is signed out by the divemaster before entering the
is important not to lose your head when diving with nitrox. (Sorry Ray!)
EANx candidates successfully demonstrated proficiency in planning their
dives, operating the oxygen analyzer and tracking nitrogen/oxygen exposure
Interesting nitrox websites:
What is Nitrox?
Nitrox Course Outline
The VC SAR takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information
presented on these websites. Do not attempt to dive with
EANx unless trained and certified to do so by a recognized