|More people are diving with enriched
air and this means the demand for enrichee air fills is also
increasing. However, there needs to be someone qualified to administer
these fills to meet this demand. This is where the PADI Gas Blender course
comes in. It can result in one of two certifications: PADI Gas Blender
or PADI Trimix Blender.
What do I need to start?
Enriched Air Diver certification
(or qualifying certification from another organization)|
|At least 18 years old|
What will I learn?
The Gas Blender course will train you as a qualified gas blender,
allowing you to provide gas mixes to appropriately
You'll learn the physical properties of oxygen, its associated hazards,
handling requirements and what cleaning equipment is necessary. Finally, you
will learn the five methods of obtaining the desired enriched air nitrox mix
and the various methods used to obtain proper helium mixes.
What will you need?
What are the four main types of oxygen? What is oxygen clean? What are
the five methods for blending Enriched Air? These questions and more are
covered in the Gas Blender manual
As a gas blender you must be familiar with the physical properties of
oxygen, its various forms and purities, hazards and special handling
requirements. The Gas Blender Manual and CD-ROM, in conjunction with your
instructor, will familiarize you with the procedures and techniques needed
for gas blending.
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