Nitrox and Sharm Al Sheikh

I’ll be going to Sharm Al Sheikh on saturday for diving. I’ve never been there but heard some good stuff about it. We’re going to see some old sunken ships, wreck diving, and I’m taking my brother’s digital camera so I could take pictures for you guys.

Since it’s sharm, I’ll be needing more time under water than I usually need, but as you may or may not know, longer times need longer breaks in between the dives, not to mention the awful side effects normal tanks cause…

So, I’m back at Bubbles diving center and taking a Nitrox class. The term Nitrox refers to the air we use in the tank. Usually we use a normal tank which includes 21% oxygen and 79% nitrogen. Nitrogen causes headaches and exhaustion and also reduces the dive’s time, but with this Nitrox, which is again a mix o gases, there is more oxygen (oxygen up to 32 or 36%), which reduces these unwanted side effects, and provide for longer dives and shorter breaks.

I just took the theory class today and will be diving this weekend using Nitrox for the first time.


This entry was posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2009 at 12:09 am

4 Responses to “Nitrox and Sharm Al Sheikh”

  1. Sulaiman says:

    Good luck Mr. Yousef ..
    o Hope to enjoy with
    Bubbles diving center

  2. Marzouq says:

    Good look with that, let us know what it feels like!

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