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Nitrox for the recreational diver part 1: Definitions and Benefits

Often I’m asked by beginning divers if nitrox is used for doing deep dives, or if using nitrox is considered technical diving, or if nitrox will prevent the bends. The quick and easy answers to those questions are: nitrox is not for going any deeper than recreational diving limits, it’s not considered technical diving, and it is not going to prevent the bends. In this series of articles, I will try to demystify nitrox for the beginner diver, and will delve a little deeper into more advanced concepts. Diving with nitrox can have many advantages for the recreational diver, but we must consider some technical issues associated with breathing compressed air, and with the higher content of oxygen in our tanks. Once we understand what nitrox is, and how nitrox works, we can take full advantage of using nitrox on most of our dives. In fact, I always try to dive with nitrox on every [...]

THE LAND TORTOISE

As soon as we descended to a depth of 60 feet it got very dark, and at 105 feet we were in complete darkness. We were 4 divers plus the dive master who was guiding us made five divers in the water. Everybody had a strong light. The site is very well marked so there should have been no problems. But, after two minutes into the dive, I could only count two lights in addition to mine. I had no idea what could have happened to the other two divers. Over the past Labor Day weekend, my dive buddies and I had jumped into the waters of Lake George to dive one of the best wrecks that exist in the Northeast: The oldest intact warship in the United States,theLand Tortoise. Known around the Lake George simply as the Radeau (French for raft) and located at a depth of 105 feet, the wreck is a seven-sided [...]

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