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
CourseWhatWhere WhenTime
Theory SessionClassroom SessionPDC ClassroomSunday, Monday or TuesdayMorning 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.
Standard course QAR 800 Theory Book Online
eLearning option practical course QAR 400 For eLearning registration CLICK HERE Book Online
2 Dives Optional extra QAR 400 Optional 2 guided dives with Nitrox Tanks * excluding rental of diving equipment


PADI Enriched Air Diver manual for standard course
Certification fee and PADI Nitorx Diver certificate card


You’ll learn how use enriched air for no-stop recreational diving with an enriched air compatible dive computer while using enriched air with 22 to 40 percent oxygen; how to analyze the enriched air mix in your scuba cylinder and determine the maximum depth for the blend, how to set the enriched air percentage on your dive computer and how to monitor no-stop limits and oxygen exposure on the dive.

Beyond eLearning, you’ll have a practical session with PDC Instructor(s) to apply the information you’ve learned. You and your instructor will decide if you’ll practice diving with enriched air. If so, you’ll need an enriched air-dedicated cylinder. Check with your instructor for details.

You’ll need to print out an eRecord after finishing your online training and bring it to Poseidon Dive Center to continue your eLearning registration and complete your course.

PADI eLearning fee is payable directly to PADI currently GPB 128.55 through their website registration and this is not included in the Poseidon Dive Center’s course price for the eLearning option

To register for PADI eLearning and link your course with PDC CLICK HERE

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