The most popular PADI speciality course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives.
The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver course is PADI’s most popular speciality 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 enrol in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course. Note that in some regions the minimum age is older than 12.
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.
Most modern scuba equipment and dive computers can be used with enriched air, but your PADI Instructor will let you know if your gear meets manufacturer recommendations and local requirements. However, scuba tanks must meet oxygen service standards and be dedicated for use with enriched air. You’ll practice using oxygen analyzers and special cylinder decals. Your Phoenix PADI Dive Center will explain other equipment you may need to enjoy enriched air diving.
As soon as you sign up (added the course to your cart and payment cleared) with Phoenix Divers to do your PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course, you will receive an email with the learning information you need.
The web-based learning 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 and watch the Enriched Air Diving video.
Your Phoenix Divers PADI Instructor will then contact you about scheduling time for practical training. You will undergo 2 practical days, usually over weekends.