It is PADI’s most popular specialty course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you:
- Enriched air nitrox increases your allowable no stop dive time by reducing the amount of nitrogen you breathe underwater. It does this by replacing some of the nitrogen with oxygen. Since you breathe less nitrogen, you have longer no decompression limits.
- The increased no stop time can be substantial, especially when making repetitive dives.
- Your enriched air dive computer combines the advantages of enriched air diving with multilevel diving, giving you the maximum no stop time possible. It also simplifies planning and executing the dive.
You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.
Over the last decade, hundreds of thousands of dives have illustrated that enriched air has an impressive safety record when divers follow proper procedures.
This is primarily a dry classroom based course but can be combined with other courses
- Be at least 12 years of age or older
- Be PADI Junior / Open Water Diver or equivalent certification from other diving agency
- Last dive not more than 9 months ago (otherwise a Refresher course is required)
- Medically fit to dive, for safety, all discover scuba diving participants must complete a brief medical prior to commencing the dive. If none of the listed conditions apply, you sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of them apply to you, as a safety precaution, a physician must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you’re fit to dive, dated within the last 12 months. Click here to view the form
|Theory Session||Classroom Session||PDC Classroom||Sunday, Monday or Tuesday||Morning or Afternoon
Approximately 3-4 hours
What You’ll Learn
- Techniques for getting more dive time by using Enriched Air Nitrox
- Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
- Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer.
- Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.