Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are eligible to take the Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver course.
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.
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 a workshop you'll:
Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.
How can you start learning now?
Contact us to sign up for the Enriched Air Diver course and get your manual and video. Once you complete your knowledge reviews and watch the video you'll meet your PADI Instructor for a quick workshop.
What scuba gear will you use?
Most modern scuba equipment and dive computers can be used with enriched air, but your PADI Instructor will let you know if your gear meets manufacturer recommendations and local requirements. However, scuba tanks must meet oxygen service standards and be dedicated for use with enriched air. You’ll practice using oxygen analyzers and special cylinder decals. Your PADI instructor will explain other equipment you may need to enjoy enriched air diving.
Extend your dive time and earn your next certification, contact us to sign up for the Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver course.