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nitrox

Beqa Lagoon Resort is proud to offer our diving guests the option of diving Nitrox in Fiji. We are one of the few dive resorts in Fiji with on-site Nitrox blending facility so our divers can extend their bottom time on our beautiful reefs.

What is Nitrox, a.k.a. Enriched Air (EANx)?
Nitrox is the common name for mixtures of oxygen and nitrogen where the oxygen content is greater than 21%. The most common mixture is 32% oxygen (which is what we offer), with the balance consisting of nitrogen.

Why use Nitrox to dive around Fiji?

Dive longer, with more bottom time and less surface time. With increased oxygen in the mix, there is less nitrogen absorbed into the body's tissues. Generally this affords a diver longer bottom time while still being able to ascend safely so you can spend more time trying to get that photograph of a pair of Blue Ribbon Eels, or that Orangutang Crab hiding on the wreck. Another bonus is sticking to your regular dive time knowing that you have an extra level of safety due to breathing less nitrogen. Nitrox is particularly useful for divers who are doing two or more one-hour long dives in a day or repetitive dives over multiple days.

Beqa Lagoon Resort Nitrox pricing:

  • 2 Tanks of EAN32: FJ$40
  • 6 Days of Unlimited Nitrox Tanks: FJ$220
  • 12 Days of Unlimited Nitrox Tanks: FJ$400

Not Nitrox certified yet?

Diving Nitrox in Fiji has just become easier. With two PADI Nitrox Speciality instructors on staff we are one of the few resorts where you can earn your Nitrox certification while on holiday in Fiji.

PADI Enriched Air Diver course - PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course.

PADI Enriched Air Diver Benefits

Becoming Nitrox certified opens up exciting other opportunities in diver training. Here's a sample of PADI Specialties that benefit from your becoming Nitrox certified.

  • PADI Wreck Diver
    Wrecks tend to be at deeper depths, so nitrox can maximize your exploration time.
  • PADI Deep Diver
    The general rule is the deeper you dive, the shorter your no stop time, but nitrox actually increases it giving you more time at depth.
  • PADI Digital Underwater Photographer
    Diving nitrox reduces the amount of residual nitrogen accumulated in your bloodstream, which allows for longer repetitive dives.
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver
    The PADI Enriched Air Diver course counts toward your Master Scuba Diver rating, which is the highest non-professional rating in recreational diving.

If you are interested in gaining your Nitrox certification while at Beqa Lagoon Resort please contact the resort at least a week before your arrival so we can be sure to have your materials ready for when you arrive.

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