Getting a nitrox fill with BSAC qualification

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grassybreakfast

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Hello!

I have a bit of a niche question... I hold BSAC Sports Diver, which is their equivalent of AOW + RD, and unlike PADI, BSAC tends to include things in the basic certs instead of having a million add-ons.

In particular, OD (first level) includes use of EAN32/36 but diving on air tables/computers, whereas SD includes the use of any mix up to EAN36 including for deco dives on nitrox tables/computers.

But that means I don't have a nitrox card that I heard many/most fill stations expect to see. Are they generally aware that a BSAC SD qual includes nitrox? Would I have any trouble buying nitrox fills? I imagine in the UK and probably Europe it will be fine, but what about places where BSAC isn't as common?

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You should have on the back of your SD Card that SD is accredited with "ISO 11107 – ‘Nitrox diving’"
Thanks! I do indeed, but I thought that's just a list of equivalences for qualifications I may or may not have? For example it also says "Dive Leader - ISO 24801-3/EN14153-3".
 

snowman40

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In the past I've been asked for a Nitrox card by overseas dive centres. BSAC do one, but you need to apply (and pay) for it specifically (it's not expensive).

I don't have one as I've a PADI Nitrox card and now a BSAC 80% Nitrox card.

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