PADI's most popular specialty is the PADI Enriched Air Diver course. Diving with enriched air nitrox lets you safely extend your no stop time beyond the no decompression limits for air. Diving with enriched air means more time underwater, but you need to be certified as an Enriched Air Diver to get enriched air fills or certified as a DSAT Gas Blender.
With both Nitrox / Enriched Air being so popular and the number of technical divers is on the rise, which means that lots of scuba divers want enriched air and gas blends. The Tec Gas Blender course teaches you to blend enriched air nitrox and helium-blend gases using one or more blending methods. Being the blender is a key job at a busy PADI Dive Center or Resort and your work allows other divers to do what they love to do - scuba dive.
The course covers
- The Tec Gas Blender course includes three practical application sessions, but no dives. During independent study and instructor-led review, you learn:
- About the advantages and disadvantages of different blending methodologies.
- To blend enriched air and trimix blends to within one percent of the target mix.About the potential hazards related to handling oxygen, and how to manage those risks.
- To demonstrate the steps for oxygen cleaning equipment, along with the requirements for oxygen service.
Locations & Timings
- Both, Gatwick Scuba Training Facility for Theory and the Ardingly Shop for practical exercises.
- The course can either be run over one full day or two evenings as we need to use both the classroom and shop facilities.
- DSAT Gas Blender Manual
- Training using blending panels, Gas booster pumps and Analyser's.
- Certification on successful completion of the course