PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver Course – $149.95
*Includes course tuition and learning materials
Who should take this course?
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is the most popular specialty dive course. Why? Because diving with enriched air gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course.
What will you learn?
You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During your practical classroom session you will:
- Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
- Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
- Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.
What is Nitrox (Enriched Air)?
Standard breathing air is comprised of approximately 21% Oxygen, 78% Nitrogen and 1% trace gasses. Mixtures with percentages of oxygen greater than 21% are called Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx).
Why become an Enriched Air Diver?
Enriched Air Nitrox offers advantages for all divers including:
- Longer no decompression limits
- Shorter surface intervals
- Less Nitrogen Absorbed
What do I need to get started?
- A current Open Water SCUBA Diver certification or higher
- The Enriched Air manual that includes the Dive Computer Simulator OR 32% table, 36% table and Equivalent Air Depth/Oxygen Exposure table.
How long will it take?
One 3 hour academic session with your Enriched Air Instructor. There are no required dives to attain Enriched Air Nitrox certification