Nitrox (Enriched Air)

Nitrox (Enriched Air) 2018-01-06T14:39:15+00:00

PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver Course – $129.95

*Includes course tuition and learning materials

Who should take this course?

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is the 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.

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 a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:

  • 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 gas. 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 32% table, 36% table and Equivalent
    Air Depth/Oxygen Exposure table OR Dive Computer Simulator.

How long will it take?

One academic session with your Enriched Air Instructor, then 2 Open Water Dives (dives optional/not required for cert).