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Nitrox certification

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwest' started by Andre_N, May 13, 2019.

  1. Andre_N

    Andre_N Nassau Grouper

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    I have been diving for years and I think it’s time to get certified.

    I am looking for a Nitrox course in Seattle area. Any recommendations?

    Any difference between SSI, PADI, IANDT, TDI, NAUI,etc?

    Thanks!
     
  2. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    ssi and padi have a computer only version that can end up skipping a lot of the theory and tables. if you plan on continuing forward to an/dp, you should find a class that will cover the legacy material adequately still. tdi/iantd should be reliable in that aspect, but make sure to pick based on the instructor in the end.
     
  3. Andre_N

    Andre_N Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Seattle
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    Thanks.
    I have no interest in technical diving. I am CMAS 1 star OWD/ PDIC advanced diver. I want to use Nitrox exclusively for recreation.
     
  4. Seaweed Doc

    Seaweed Doc Marine Scientist

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    PM sent.

    If you want to wait a couple months, I should have a PADI Nitrox Instructor qualification by the end of July.....
     
  5. OrcasC205

    OrcasC205 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Seattle, WA
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    8 Diving in Des Moines offers the NAUI Nitrox Diver course at a really fair price and every interaction I’ve had with them has been positive. I have not taken the Nitrox course (yet) but I took my drysuit course with one of their instructors (Bert) and am in the middle of my Advanced course with another instructor (Clay) and both have been extremely thorough and professional. It was a huge change from the PADI open water class I did with another shop.

    8 also offers an annual unlimited fill card for EAN32 if you’re going to be diving a lot locally.

    -Doug

    P.S. I’m not affiliated with 8 in any way other than being an extremely satisfied customer.
     
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  6. g2

    g2 Divemaster

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    Oh geeze. I got nitrox certified 'back in the day' when -- HEY YOU KIDS GET OFF MY LAWN!! Sorry, where were we? -- oh yeah, we actually had to understand the theory and look at a table to find an MOD. OMG.

    Is that really so hard? *sigh*
     
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  7. Seaweed Doc

    Seaweed Doc Marine Scientist

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    Location: Seattle, Washington State, USA
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    Tables for MOD? I did PADI online, and they had me simply do the calculation for MOD. Plug and chug math, really.

    Maybe tables for oxygen exposure limits?
     
  8. scrane

    scrane Manta Ray

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    Well, I think every course offers relevant theory for the recreational diver and tables... who needs 'em* ?

    * OK, OK... anyone who doesn't have a nitrox computer or is too lazy to read the manual.
     
  9. g2

    g2 Divemaster

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    Location: Port Townsend, WA
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    Ah yes. When I got my nitrox cert, 'online' only meant the place where you dried your wetsuit. ;-)

    MOD table
     
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  10. Andre_N

    Andre_N Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Seattle
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    Thanks. I appreciate your input.
     

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