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Technical Diving International

Advanced Nitrox Diver

Name: ______________ Date: ___________

This quiz helps identify weak areas of understanding. It is open book, open
tables and should be used as a learning tool. Feel free to use a calculator,
both for the quiz as well as your real diving!

1. What is the PO2 of EAN28 at 43 msw? What is the PN2 of air at 58 msw?

2. What is the best nitrox mix with a PO2 not to exceed 1.4 ATA at a depth of
56 msw?

3. What is the PO2 of air at 66 msw?

4. How long would a set of double 12 litre cylinders filled to 200 bar, last at 64
msw for a diver with a SAC rate of 17 litres/minute before they were half full?

5. A diver starts with 197 bar at 10:43 and then had 74 bar at 11:04 while at
59 msw wearing double 12 litre cylinders. What is the diver’s SAC rate?

6. Is argon safe to use as a breathing or deco gas?

7. What is the difference between Type I and Type II DCS?

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8. How many time monitors should an advanced nitrox diver use?

9. What is the primary cause(s) of CO in a cylinder?

10. Other than adhering to profiles, what is the leading prevention of DCS?

11. Explain the differences between Pulmonary oxygen toxicity and Central
Nervous System (CNS) oxygen toxicity. Which is of more concern to the
recreational technical diver?

12. Using the Buhlmann Tables plan a dive to 25 msw for 50 minutes. Show
the gas required as well as the profile. Assume a diver with a SAC rate of 21
litres per minute. Show all chosen gases and time profiles.

I have reviewed the questions with my instructor and understand those I


may have missed. I am satisfied with the information and feel confident
to operate at the level of Advanced Nitrox Diver to the limits I have been
trained without supervision.

Name:

Signed:

Date:

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Technical Diving International

Advanced Nitrox Diver

Name: ANSWER SHEET Date: Version 1.2

This quiz helps identify weak areas of understanding. It is open book, open
tables and should be used as a learning tool. Feel free to use a calculator,
both for the quiz as well as your real diving!

1. What is the PO2 of EAN28 at 43 msw? What is the PN2 of air at 58 msw?

(43/10) + 1) X 0.28 = 1.48 ATA (58/10) + 1) X 0.79 = 5.37 ATA

2. What is the best nitrox mix with a PO2 not to exceed 1.4 at a depth of 56
msw?

(1.4/((56/10) + 1)) = 0.212 (Air)

3. What is the PO2 of air at 66 msw?

1.6 ATA

4. How long would a set of double 12 litre cylinders filled to 200 bar, last at 64
msw for a diver with a SAC rate of 17 litres/minute before they were half full?

Total Gas Available = 12 L x 2 cylinders x 200 bar = 4800 litres


When half full = 4800/2 = 2400 litres
Pressure at 64 msw = (64/10) + 1 = 7.4 ATA
Time gas will last = 2400 L / 17L per min / 7.4 ATA = 19 minutes

5. A diver starts with 197 bar at 10:43 and then had 74 bar at 11:04 while at
59 msw wearing double 12 litre cylinders. What is the diver’s SAC rate?

Bar used = 197 – 74 = 123 bar


Time = 21 minutes
Pressure at 59 msw = (59/10) + 1 = 6.9 ATA
SAC = 123 x 24 litre cylinders / 21 mins / 6.9 ATA = 20.3 = 21 l/min

6. Is argon safe to use as a breathing or deco gas?

No, argon is only used for dry suit inflation

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7. What is the difference between Type I and Type II DCS?

Type I is pain only, typically limited to the joints of the extremities


Type II is associated with the nervous system, cerebrospinal bends

8. How many time monitors should an advanced nitrox diver use?

A minimum of two

9. What is the primary cause(s) of CO in a cylinder?

Contaminated air, bad compressor, adiabatic compression

10. Other than adhering to profiles, what is the leading prevention of DCS?

Drink lots of water!

11. Explain the differences between Pulmonary oxygen toxicity and Central
Nervous System (CNS) oxygen toxicity. Which is of more concern to the
recreational technical diver?

Pulmonary is a long term, low dose condition and not totally related to
diving activities.

Central Nervous System is short term, high dose and is of particular


concern to the diver.

12. Using the Buhlmann Tables plan a dive to 25 msw for 50 minutes. Show
the gas required as well as the profile. Assume a diver with a SAC rate of 21
litres per minute. Show all chosen gases and time profiles.

Best mix: 1.4 ATA / 3.5 ATA = EAN 40


EAD: .60/.79 = 0.759 x (25 + 10) = 26.565 – 10 = 16.565msw = 17 msw
Pressure Group = F
Gas Requirements: 3.5 x 21 l/min x 50 mins = 3675 litres

I have reviewed the questions with my instructor and understand those I


may have missed. I am satisfied with the information and feel confident
to operate at the level of Advanced Nitrox Diver to the limits I have been
trained without supervision.

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