Combine achieving your Open Water Diver certification with completing your first specialty! This course bundle combines SSI's Open Water Diver Course with their Enriched Air Nitrox Course. Diving with enriched air as opposed to regular air can actually increase your no-decompression limits and reduce the required length of your surface intervals. Many divers also note that they experience reduced fatigue after diving with enriched air when compared to diving with regular air.
To enroll in this course bundle, you must be at least 12 years old and know how to swim.
In SSI's Open Water Diver + Nitrox Course Bundle, you'll learn everything that you would learn if you took the Open Water Diver Course and Enriched Air Nitrox Course separately. This includes how to safely breathe underwater with a regulator and air tank, how to slowly ascend and descend in order to prevent decompression sickness, how to properly care for diving equipment, how to safely plan and dive with enriched air mixtures of up to 40%, how to calibrate an oxygen analyzer, and more. The academic portion of your course is completed online through SSI's website or directly on your phone through the MySSI app.
After you complete the online course, you will take the written exam in our classroom here at The Scuba Shop, which is typically scheduled for a Friday evening at 6:00. Then you will complete 6 dives in our indoor pool over the course of two days (usually a consecutive Saturday and Sunday). Finally, you will complete 4 open water dives for your lake checkout, which is usually at Wheeler Branch Reservoir in Glen Rose, Texas, unless otherwise specified. The lake dives are also completed over the course of a single weekend. Be sure to check our calendar for specific dates, and you must sign up with one of our instructors in order to reserve your spot for the date that you want.
You will earn both the SSI Open Water Diver certification and the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox certification after completing this program.
- All learning materials
- Certification card
- Rental equipment for pool & lake sessions (BCD, regulator, tank, weights & wet suit)
- Student must provide their own mask, fins & snorkel
- Take 15% off your purchase of mask, fins & snorkel if you're enrolled in our course!