The oxygen component affects your safe depths in Nitrox diving. When diving with air, the nitrogen component gets tricky (nitrogen narcosis) 30 meters. The oxygen component in air does not limit your maximum diving depth of 40m. When you increase the oxygen percentage your maximum safe depth may be determined by the oxygen component.
When you use the DSAT Equivalent Air Depth Tables, you don’t need a Nitrox calculator to know that the popular Nitrox Tables 32 limits the maximum safe diving depth to 33m. Also popular Nitrox Tables 36 limits your safe depth to 28m. Exceeding the oxygen limits is far more hazardous than exceeding the nitrogen limits, but for most divers these depth limits are not an issue, they hardly ever go that deep anyway. At many places, in Protaras, Cyprus for instance, the best part of the reef is between 5m and 21-24m, so why go deeper. Going deeper only empties your tank sooner. Usually Nitrox is more expensive than air, on an average you pay twice as much.
When you go to Easy Divers in Protaras you can get your NITROX FREE of charge. To enhance safety in diving, Easy Divers will also let you use a SUUNTO Dive Computers, whether on Dive Trips or your Diving Course. S.A.F.E. DIVING.
Easy Divers is a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Centre. In 2006 we changed our policies for safer diving. Our FREE NITROX we started the program in January 2007. It has already got hundreds of favourable comments on the safety for divers and an exceptional amount of votes for our FREE use of dive computers.
High Standards, that padi dive centres offer there is no greater priority than creating safe and responsible new divers. I hope that by setting such presidents, other Diving Centres in Cyprus will follow suit with a temporary offer of Free Nitrox.