In the recent few years, a new sign has flourished in many dive centres and dive boats: NITROX. This is a welcoming trend is diving. The higher percentage of oxygen in compressed air means that we can enjoy our dives longer.
In addition the Seychelles’ warm water temperature (between 27°C and 30°C) makes successive dives easy. You can do up to 4 dives a day, with one-hour surface intervals during which you can chill on the upper deck of the Explorer I or rest in your cabin.
This specialty is highly demanded because it allows you to dive with enriched air when it is available. Most of the training is based on techniques related to diving with NITROX: equipment, the risk of exposure to oxygen, the setting of your dive computer, the verification procedures of your bottle, etc..
Although most of the dives may be conducted in the area of 18 meters, it may be interesting, even exhilarating, to go further (wrecks,, fauna, flora, etc..). But new safety rules apply and require a technical approach, supervised by an instructor.
You will dive in between 18 and 30 meters, without exceeding 40 meters. These dives require no decompression stop, only the safety stop (3 minutes at 5 meters) is recommended.
We will explained you the effects of pressure and the phenomenon of narcosis. These factors specific to deep diving requires a strong background in risk management, decompression procedures and equipment.
Deep dive course