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A Guide to Advanced Nitrox: The Full Spectrum of Nitrox Mixtures

Advanced Nitrox Exam


Students Name ____________________________ Date _________
Instructors Name __________________________ Score ________
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1. To develop a technical mindset a diver must base


their limits for a dive based on:
o Gas available
o Equipment being used
o Experience
o All of the above

2. Foundational skills include:


o Buoyancy control and trim
o Swimming and breathing
o Both a and b are correct
o Neither a or b is correct

3. Optimizing _______________________ will help the diver master other


techniques as they progress through the course.
o Buoyancy control
o Proper dressing techniques
o Ability to choose color coordinated accessories for diving
o All of the above

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4. Ideal breathing is technically known as


diaphragmatically initiated breathing.
o True o False

5. Boyles Law describes the ____________________ relationship between


pressure and volume when the temperature is constant.
o Adverse
o Direct
o Inverse
o None of the above

6. Daltons Law is used to calculate:


o Maximum operating depth (MOD)
o Best mix
o Partial pressure calculations
o All of the above

7. Hypoxia is:
o Too little oxygen
o Too much oxygen
o Too little nitrogen
o Too much nitrogen

8. While oxygen is needed to sustain the human life,


too much can be harmful.
o True o False

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9. The dive community recognizes a partial pressure of _____________


oxygen as the maximum recommended exposure during the working
portion of a dive.
o 1.2 ATA
o 1.4 ATA
o 1.6 ATA
o 1.8 ATA

10. Divers should track their oxygen exposure by using ________________.


o Dive tables
o Mathematically calculations they have developed
o Oxygen Exposure Time Limits (CNS Clock)
o Tide tables

11. If a diver is exposed to 1.4 ATA of oxygen on a 30 minute dive their


oxygen exposure will be: Use the Oxygen Exposure Time Limits chart
(CNS clock) to determine answer.
o 20%
o 30%
o 40%
o 50%

12. The term OTU stands for:


o Over Time Usually
o Out The Upperdeck
o Oxygen Tolerance Units
o None of the above

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13. Human respiration is triggered by


o Carbon Dioxide
o Oxygen
o Carbon Monoxide
o Nitrogen

14. Carbon Monoxide binds to red blood cells than oxygen.


o Slower
o About the same speed
o Faster
o None of the above

15. Calculate the following using the appropriate formula.


A diver diving to 25 metres will use gas how many
times faster than at the surface?
o 2.5 x Faster
o 3.5 x Faster
o 4.5 x Faster
o 5.5 x Faster

16. Calculate the following using the appropriate formula.


A diver diving to 95 feet will use gas how many
times faster than at the surface?
o 1.9 x Faster
o 2.9 x Faster
o 3.9 x Faster
o 4.9 x Faster

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17. Calculate the following using the appropriate formula.


A diver wishes to dive to 95 feet what is the best mix for this dive (Oxygen
PO2 of 1.4 ata)?
o 6 percent
o 16 percent
o 26 percent
o 6 percent

18. Calculate the following using the appropriate formula.


A diver wishes to dive to 25 metres what is the best mix for this dive
(Oxygen PO2 of 1.4 bar)?
o 33 percent
o 35 percent
o 38 percent
o 40 percent

19. Calculate the following using the appropriate formula.


A diver wants to know how deep he can dive with
a mixture of 31 percent oxygen.
o 35 metres or 116 feet
o 30 metres or 100 feet
o 27 metres or 90 feet
o 24 metres or 80 feet

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20. Calculate the following using the appropriate formula.


A diver wants to know how much oxygen he will be exposed
to if he dives to 20 metres with EAN 32.
o .96 bar oxygen
o 1.16 bar oxygen
o 1.26 bar oxygen
o 1.46 bar oxygen

21. Calculate the following using the appropriate formula.


A diver wants to know how much oxygen he will be exposed
to if he dives to 80 feet with EAN 32.
o 1.10 ATA of oxygen
o 1.12 ATA of oxygen
o 1.14 ATA of oxygen
o 1.20 ATA of oxygen

22. Calculate the following using the appropriate formula.


If a diver dives to a depth of 25 metres with EAN 33 what
is the equivalent air depth (EAD) for this dive?
o 25.7 metres
o 31.7 metres
o 29.9 metres
o 19.7 metres

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23. Calculate the following using the appropriate formula.


If a diver dives to a depth of 105 feet with EAN 33 what is
he equivalent air depth (EAD) for this dive?
o 84 feet
o 94 feet
o 104 feet
o 114 feet

24. TDI recommends all cylinders used with Nitrox mixes be:
o Tumbled
o Inspected every month
o Properly oxygen cleaned
o None of the above

25. Many personal dive computers allow for the


programming of various gas mixtures.
o True o False

26. Respiratory Minute Volume is the amount of gas:


o A diver moves in and out of their lungs in one minute
o A diver breathes during a dive
o A diver breathes in their diving career
o None of the above

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27. Before diving with a cylinder that may contain


mixed gas, a diver should:
o Analyze its contents
o Confirm it is what it says it is
o Properly mark the cylinder
o All of the above

28. START is an acronym for S drill, Team, Air, Route, Tables.


o True o False

29. The intent of a bailout procedure is:


o To allow a diver to carry enough gas to get to the
surface with a shallow safety stop
o To get out of the water quickly in case of an emergency
o To empty the boat of excess water so it will not sink
o None of the above

30. Various types of blending may include:


o Partial Pressure blending
o Continuous blending
o Membrane separation
o All of the above

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I certify that I understand or have had explained to me all of the
questions I have missed and I have a full understanding of all
material in this test and the text for this class.

Signature ____________________________ Date ___________

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