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Advanced Nitrox

Uwe would like to congratulate Bruno P for his successful completion of the Advanced Nitrox course. Bruno has been extremely active diving with UWE and SCDC, as well he has been working towards his Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures certification.

It was late in the afternoon, and we were gearing up for what was to be an extremely successful dive on Pipers Point. Visibility has been a little short but we sure lucked out. There is some large pieces of plankton in the water, but for the most part visibility was easily 50 – 60 feet. The dive was great…we saw plenty of marine life, though not large stuff, but there was some Buffalo Sculpin and some nudi’s.

Be sure to check back, as the video of some of the marine life we saw will be posted in the next day or two. Once again well done to Bruno P. Interested in taking some dive courses? Stop by the Courses Page right here at UWE, and see what we have to offer!

Video Credit: Special thanks to Red Hat Divers for their video of the NOTOX Gas Switch

NOTOX gas switching

[singlepic=99,320,240,watermark,right]This seems to be one of the big searches that brings people to the web site.  I have had many people ask me what is NOTOX and where is the definition found.  Well, it is certainly in the DSAT Tec Deep book as well as the Tec TRIMIX also from DSAT.  I thought I would include the definition as it is found in the DSAT Tec Deep instructors manual.

NOTOX;

N –  Note your name and the maximum depth on the cylinder labels

O –  Observe your actual depth and compare to the MOD

T –  Turn on the valve, Check the cylinder preasure

O –  Orient the second stage by pulling it from the retaining bands.

X –  eXamine your team mates – follow the hose form their mouth to the stage bottle.

So that is the NOTOX switch.  Remember “one of the most common preventable causes of technical diver deaths is switching to the wrong gases for the depth.” So get out there and get tec diving!!  Not trained, let me know, I will be more then happy to do your training for you.