Why PADI NITROX Diver?
Welcome to one of PADI’s most popular specialties – the PADI Enriched Air
Diver course. Diving with enriched air nitrox lets you safely extend your no
stop time beyond the no decompression limits for air. Diving with enriched
air means more time underwater – but you need to be certified as an Enriched
Air Diver to get enriched air fills.
Whether you’re into underwater photography or wreck diving, on vacation in
some tropical paradise or just out for a leisurely day of diving at your
local dive site, the PADI Enriched Air Diver course helps you get more out
of diving by giving you more time underwater.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification
from another organization);
Minimum age: 12 years old
What will I do?
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 will I need?
Sign up for Enriched Air Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system covers all the enriched air diver course content and allows you to study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Enriched Air Diver Manual.
You can also choose to read the Enriched Air Diver Manual or watch the Enriched Air Diving video. Contact us to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 6