Diving with Enriched Air/Nitrox
Longer Bottom Times. Shorter Surface Intervals. These are among the many benefits of diving Nitrox – a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen in which the concentration of oxygen is greater than that found in air. You’ve no doubt heard of Nitrox, probably know divers who use it. You also know that using Nitrox safely requires special training and certification.
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.
What You Learn
Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
Managing oxygen exposure
How to tell what’s in your scuba tank by using an oxygen analyzer
How to set your dive computer for nitrox diving
Required Student Materials
PADI Enriched Air Diver Manual
Watch PADI Enriched Air Diving Video
EANx compatible dive computer
Dedicated EANx cylinder with appropriate markings (Sea 2 Sea Scuba will provide these cylinders if needed)
At least 12 years of age
Open Water Diver (unless taking the Enriched Air course concurrently with an Open Water course)
Classroom Sessions: 1
Required Dives: None
Optional Dives: 2
Materials and Books: $70 – $95
Other Costs: Rental gear and nitrox fills if required
Required Forms (Please download and fill out all information and bring to class)
Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf)
The Enriched Air course can be completed in a classroom only setting. The two dives for the course are optional.
The classroom is conducted in one session and includes analyzing gas content of at least two cylinders provided by Sea 2 Sea Scuba and a written final exam. This class is typically finished in one evening. If the student opts for the additional dives, they can be conducted in a single day in open water.