FFESSM Advanced Nitrox Specialty

From €400

4 dives

The FFESSM Advanced Nitrox will allow you to dive with a mix enriched in Oxygen.

With the Advanced Nitrox you’ll be trained in the use of an extra Nitrox tank to optimise safety and reduce the length of decompression stops.  When you use only one tank decompression is long and not optimised.  By using an extra tank with a Nitrox deco mix you can accelerate your decompression and half the time of your stops.  You’ll spend less time at safety stops consuming gas, drifting and getting cold.  You’ll get back to the surface faster and more comfortably.

You can stay longer underwater and return faster.  It’s the reason many divers choose this specialty.  It also means you’re less tired due to less Nitrogen loading for a given dive profile.

You’ll be welcomed in a familiar and relaxed atmosphere, by a team of serious professionals who put an accent on leisure and pleasure!

What you can do after certification:

  • Use all mixes enriched with Oxygen (up to 100%).


  • Basic Nitrox.
  • 16 years old (permission from parents for miners).
  • Niveau 2 or equivalent.
  • Medical certificate.


Competences you’ll acquire:

The Advanced Nitrox course enables you to use a rich Oxygen mix.  You’ll deepen your knowledge about the advantages and inconveniences.  You’ll be able to anticipate the incidents that can arise due to the specifics of this type of diving.  The qualification allows you to use mixes with a 02 percentage of between 40% and 100%.  You’ll learn how to analyse a Nitrox tank, rules about identifying the tanks, using Nitrox specific equipment, dive organisation and planning, using a multi-gas dive computer, and comfortably using an extra tank.

  • Equipment specifics.
  • Rigging with an extra tank.
  • Tank analysis.
  • Planning.
  • Autonomy.
  • Theory knowledge.

The course includes:

  • Adapted and personalised training.
  • Course conducted by a high level professional.
  • 4 training dives.
  • Practical training.
  • Theory teaching.
  • FFESSM/CMAS certification.
  • Continuous assessment (no final exam).
  • Insurance.
  • A good atmosphere!

The course does not include:

  • Dives.
  • Accommodation and meals.
  • Sun cream or shower gel.
  • Equipment hire (50% off for a diver doing a course).
  • License.

Additional options:

  • Premium equipment hire (high end BCD, balanced regulator)
  • Private training.
  • Doppler* (O’Dive).
  • Supplementary training dives.
  • Warm up dives.

What’s different with Aqualonde?

  • No lifting, your gear is systematically transported with our chariots between the centre and the 10 metres distance towards the boat.
  • Hot showers on the boat and in the dive centre changing rooms.
  • Access to an innovative extra : a dive analysed by a Dopper ultrasound (not invasive, no needle) “O’Dive” that for the first time globally allows a diver to adapt his diving by taking account of gas microbubbles detected in the veins after the dive.  This gives you real physiological data (not just theoretical) about your decompression thanks to a French startup “O’Dive”.
  • Access to the most beautiful and prestigious dive sites of the Meditterranean.  The “Grec”, “Donator”, “Hellcat”, “Ville de Grasse” : the only paddle steamer wreck still intact or even a submarine decorated with “The order of freedom”.  Not forgetting the pinnacles or the famous “Gabinière drop off”, one the richest marine life sites in the heart of the “Port Cros” national park.  There is something for all tastes, enormous schools of barracuda, from turtles to sunfish via monkfish and groupers and red gorgonians!
  • The closest dive centre to the Golden Islands from the mainland.
  • Many hotels and restaurants nearby, for all budgets.  La Londe Les Maures is at the heart of the Côte d’Azur, between Hyères and St Tropez, in one of the most preserved areas due to the “Port Cros” National Park and the summer residence of the President of the Republic : “Fort Bregançon”.  We’re located on the port, with a big car park, a departure point for the ferries to the Golden Islands and all public transport connections.  There are many other activities available for all of the family while you’re making bubbles!  Find all of our recommendations here. 
  • Did you like the equipment you used?  We offer it for sale at competitive prices.

* Assuming we have the equipment available

Organisation and booking:

RDV at 8.30am in front of the dive centre at La Londe les Maures

When you book please choose the course and the date you want for the first lesson.  We’ll agree the date of the other lesson after your first (if you want both dates straight away please ask for this when booking).


  • €400.  FFESSM Advanced Nitrox Course.