Just because you’re homebound due to the COVID-19 lockdown doesn’t mean you can’t learn more about how to use a Nitrox Analyzer.
To that end, the folks at RAID recently unveiled their new Nitrox Analyzer App.
The move is in a response to instructors needing to teach remotely, and considering Nitrox is one of the most popular diver specialties plus the issues with certifying a diver at that level, most Nitrox students don’t own or have easy access to a Nitrox analyzer.
What the app is designed to do is show divers who have enrolled in a Nitrox Specialty the basic functions of an oxygen analyzer: turn-on, calibrate, manage flow, note the result in a Nitrox fill log, and apply the results to the dive plan. The Virtual Analyzer helps take the mystery out of preparing for a Nitrox dive.
During a REMOTe-Training session with their instructor, divers get to see the real thing being demonstrated. When they do eventually get back out in the water to do a Nitrox dive, they’ll use a real analyzer, but at that point, they’re already comfortable with its functions.