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As more and more human beings are venturing into this very exciting form of recreation, we here at Scuba Station, endeavour to provide continuing excellence in diver education and services to all undersea enthusiasts, be they divers wanting to improve their knowledge and upgrade their certification, non-divers wanting to learn or divers simply going diving.

Come and join the thousands of skillful divers who had walked through their doors.

Why Dive in Malaysia

HERE IS WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN TO DIVE IN MALAYSIA.

NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH IS THERE A REGION WHERE TWO GREAT OCEANS OVERLAP IN THE TROPICS. IT IS HERE IN THESE WARM WATERS THAT THE WORLD’S MOST EXOTIC MARINE LIFE FLOURISHES.

On the border of the Indian and Pacific Oceans and practically on the equator, the warm waters provide visiting divers with the most prolific of marine life from this two great oceans. MALAYSIA, situated in the midst of this region, offers some of the world’s most varied diving. Deep walls to shallow exotic reefs, almost every type of sport diving environment is present. There are more species of coral and reef life resident in the South China Sea and around Malaysia than anywhere else in the world. The reefs are spectacular with fish and invertebrates. Extensive coral reefs bounding the offshore islands offer a wide range of dive sites suitable not only for the advanced divers but also for new divers. Small tidal changes result in mild currents giving the diver more opportunities to experience the luxury of the marine environment.

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Diver Training

The Instructors have taught scuba diving for more than 25 years. Accumulated over all these years are experiences that they will freely impart upon all divers and intending divers, who would place themselves under our guidance.

People come from all walks of life and will possess very different mental and motor skills and capabilities. They will therefore not all learn at the same pace.

At Scuba Station all our courses are designed to accommodate the trainees, abilities while meeting educational standards and procedures determined by the International Agencies we represent. At whatever level of diver education, our aim is to produce properly qualified divers who will possess the necessary skills and knowledge that will allow them to venture into the aquatic world safely and confidently.

Recreational Diver Training Programs offered are:

  • Open Water Diver
  • Specialty Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • EANx Diver (Nitrox)
  • Recreational Rebreather Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Advanced Nitrox Diver

Technical Diver Training Programs:

  • Technical Nitrox Diver
  • Normoxic Trimix Diver
  • Trimix Diver
  • Technical Rebreather Diver

Career Diver Training Programs:

  • Divemaster – Dive Control Specialist
  • Open Water Instructor
  • Nitrox Instructor
  • Advanced Nitrox Instructor

Technical Diving

SCUBA STATION is the first Technical Diving Facility in Malaysia. Having been diving and teaching mixed gases for 10 years, our IANTD Instructors are able provide divers and trainees with the highest quality instruction and services available. Our Technical Diving Division provides IANTD Nitrox Diver and Trimix Diver Certifications; Recreational and Technical Rebreather Diver Certifications; Trimix, Helium, Oxygen and EANx fills, as well as Technical Diving expeditions on our liveaboard, m.v. Dream Voyager.

So what is Nitrox?

Nitrox is any combination of nitrogen and oxygen. We breathe 79% nitrogen and 21% oxygen and we called it air. When the percentage of oxygen is increased to higher than 21%, we call it Enriched Air Nitrox or EANx. Recreation divers commonly use mixtures of 30% oxygen and 70% nitrogen (EAN 30), 32% oxygen and 68% nitrogen (EAN 32) or 36% oxygen and 64% nitrogen (EAN 36).

Why Nitrox?

Contrary to the belief that it is used only in deep diving, the ideal depths for Nitrox dives is between 12 and 40 meters, which is the accepted recreational diving range and as such EANx is now accepted by all major international training agencies as an alternate breathing gas for recreational diving. When used with standard dive computers and tables, EANx provides a tremendous safety factor i.e. the actual nitrogen uptake is that for a 3 to 6 meter shallower dive, indicating its distinct advantage over air diving.

Other advantages over diving with compressed air include:

  • increased NDL significantly
  • shorter surface intervals
  • lessened obligation to decompression
  • reduced possibility of DCI
  • reduced early onset of nitrogen narcosis
  • reduced fatigue after dives

Divers are currently taking advantage of the benefits of EANx diving capabilities in following areas:

  • increased NDL significantly
  • Marine sciences
  • Marine harvest
  • Aquaculture
  • Wreck diving
  • Cave diving
  • Altitude diving
  • Recreation diving

What about Oxygen Toxicity?

You have been taught that dives are governed by depth and time. The deeper you go the less of no-deco bottom time you will have due to nitrogen uptake. A similar principle applies to oxygen at deeper depths; the greater the depth, the shorter the bottom time. Oxygen Toxicity, whether you are diving on air or Nitrox, usually comes into play deeper than the standard recreational diving depths of 12 to 40 meters.

Do I need special equipment for Nitrox diving?

Most equipment manufacturers is approved of their products being used with Nitrox provided that the EANx mix do not exceed 40% oxygen. Cylinders used for EANx are color coded, and dedicated. See your International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD) professional for more information.

Do I need to be certified to use EANx?

Yes! IANTD instructors and facilities offer a full range of continuing education courses beginning with EANx Diver. You will want to continue your EANx education with Advanced EANx Diver, Technical EANx Diver, EANx Cave, EANx Wreck, Rebreather Diver, Trimix Diver and more….

Where can I get EANx?

IANTD’s Nitrox Facilities are available throughout the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, the Caribbean, South America, Maldives, Thailand, Hongkong, Philippines and Malaysia. Contact your nearest IANTD Facility for a listing of facilities that provide quality EANx Training and EANx Fills.

Rebreathers … What are they?

In a Rebreather, a closed or semi-closed diving system, the breathing gas is contained in a loop, from and into which the diver inhales and exhales. The exhaled gas travels through a chemical absorbant where the carbon dioxide is removed, allowing the diver to rebreathe the gas while fresh gases are being injected. This allows for greater gas efficiency resulting in the diver carrying small, light-weight tanks for long dive duration. Since the exhaled gas is retained in the loop, there are little or no visible bubbles in the water and is the primary reason why this diving system was confined only to military use.

Modern technology, together with the excellent technical and educational support from the International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD), has made rebreather training and diving available to the diving community.

This light-weight diving system is deemed diving of the future. Training, certification and equipment are available to Malaysians here at SCUBA STATION

Trimix

Trimix is a mixture of 3 gases for dives beyond 45 meters (150 feet). This concoction of oxygen, helium and nitrogen is the breathing medium of choice for dives onto deep shipwrecks, and penetrations into deep submarine cave systems. Helium is added to dilute nitrogen thus reducing the effects of narcosis at depth. Trimix diving and training are available at SCUBA STATION.

THE TECHNICAL DIVER TRAINING PROGRAMS

  • Technical Diver
  • Normoxic Trimix Diver
  • Trimix Diver
  • Technical Rebreather Diver

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