Nitrox Training Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I go for Nitrox training?

The first place to check is your local dive shop. Many dive shops now have Nitrox instructors and can provide you with the proper training. If your local dive shop cannot help you, use the links on this website to find a dive shop that does offer the training or contact on of the training agencies to find an instructor.

How long does my Nitrox certification last?

Once you receive your Nitrox training, your certification never expires. There are no requirements for continued education or retraining every year. It should be noted that if you received your certification a long time ago and have not dived Nitrox since then, you may want to retake the class to make sure you are up to date with current procedures, etc.

How long is a Nitrox course?

Nitrox courses are generally two days. The first day is spent in the classroom and the second day is spent completing the two required dives.

Do I have to be certified to dive Nitrox?

Yes. There are important precautions and limitations when diving Nitrox. Taking a certification course will properly train you in the use and application of Nitrox. To get a Nitrox fill, you must present proper certification.

What level of certification do I need to get Nitrox certified?

As long as you have a basic open water diving certification, you can sign up for a Nitrox course.

How much does it cost to get Nitrox certified?

Each training agency prices their courses differently, but classes average around $200.00.