The change in seasons is approaching, which means diving on North Island gets better and better. Visibility stretches to a staggering 30 metres and our warm equatorial waters reach 29° Celsius. With our new nitrox tanks and certification, you can get even more out of your diving experience on North, allowing you to stay underwater longer and get back in the water sooner.
Nitrox dive tanks contain enriched air: a mixture that has oxygen in higher proportions than atmospheric air and a lower nitrogen content. Without getting too technical, this essentially extends your ‘bottom time’ and enables shorter surface intervals.
Nitrox becomes especially useful for divers who enjoy “double-tank” dives, diving more than once per day. Absorbing less nitrogen gives you more time underwater and less time waiting between your dives which really means one thing – more time to enjoy the spectacular beauty that lives in the pristine waters around North Island.
Scuba diving on North is a calming yet exhilarating experience. The Indian Ocean is rich in exotic fish and a variety of coral life. A quiet sanctuary with a flurry of activity all around you. Enter a different world where space and time warp, where you can encounter big and small creatures alike. From the endangered Hawksbill and Green Turtles, to graceful Manta Rays, Eagle Rays and gentile reef sharks, and from steely Barracudas and playful Bat Fish, to iconic Clown Fish and colourful nudibranch. No two dives are the same.
All you need is an Open Water Diver certification to enroll in the PADI Enriched Air Diver specialty course, both of which are available in North Island’s all-inclusive offering. Our experienced dive instructors are there to walk you through it and ensure you get the most out of your diving experience on North.
The cherry on the top: many divers claim that they feel great after diving with nitrox. Breathing air with a higher oxygen content leaves you feeling less tired, lighter and brighter. Not a scientifically proven fact, but perhaps you can try it out for yourselves on North Island and let us know?