Want to be able to mix your own diving gases?
BSAC’s Nitrox Gas Blender and Mixed Gas Blender courses are a great way to learn how to do this safely.
The Nitrox Gas Blender course is open to anyone, aged over 18. It’s a practical way to get non-divers involved in the club, especially if they have family members who dive. No diving qualification is necessary to take part.
The Mixed Gas Blender course is open to anyone who has passed the Nitrox Gas Blender practical assessment (or who holds equivalent certification from another agency).
On the Nitrox Gas Blender course you will learn about the theory and practice of blending nitrox mixes, concentrating on the safe management and handling of blending equipment. On the Mixed Gas Blender course you will learn how to blend diving gas mixes containing helium.
The one-day courses consist of a mix of theory sessions and practical gas-blending sessions appropriate to the gases mixes being learned about. You’ll have plenty of time to hone your gasp-blending skills and you’ll get plenty of feedback from course instructors.
This is a continually assessed course during which students must reach the required performance standards to safely carry out either nitrox or mixed gas fills.
Having successfully completed a gas blender course you will have been trained to a reasonable level in filling diving cylinders with nitrox and/or mixed gas and you will be better able to help out at the club compressor or organise gas mixes for expedition diving.
You could do this course at a regional event or local club. Not all clubs run Nitrox Gas Blender, Mixed Gas Blender or both gas blender courses combined, so please check if you are interested.
Alternatively, book your place on a scheduled Nitrox Gas Blender and Mixed Gas Blender courses online now.
Not a BSAC member? You can do this course by joining BSAC directly or joining via a local club. Find a club.
Students will be given a pack of supporting learning materials.
Your next steps – developing your skills
Getting regular practice at gas blending will maintain your confidence.
After this course you could develop specific skills to expand your interests further, whether you are a diving member or non-diving member. Imagine being qualified in diver first aid or becoming a boat handler. Check out the Skill Development Courses (SDCs) you can get involved in.