Nitrox is a colloquial term for Enriched Air. That means, when you are breathing Nitrox, you are breathing air that has had more Oxygen added to it. Therefore you are not breathing a normal air mixture, but one that contains more Oxygen. It can be used as breathing gas to greatly increase divers bottom time and therefore productivity. Used correctly it also makes diving safer for the divers.
Rhino Dive has a Complete Nitrox system. We are able to produce Nitrox up to 40% oxygen and store it in our 300bar “G” size cylinders ready for use.
In short, the correct nitrox mix can be safer than air for the diver. However, we need to qualify that; by correct I mean the most appropriate mix for your dive and it’s safer provided you follow the guidelines for its use. There are some additional guidelines to follow (when compared to air) and some priorities have changed. Some of the benefits are listed below, for hyperoxic mixes (i.e. EANx), but it should be noted that some of these are a double edged sword and could also be disadvantages if the guidelines are not followed.