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.
You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.
All certified divers holding PADI Open Water Diver Certifications or higher, or an equivalent rating from another diver training agency, and being 15 years of age or older are eligible to take the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Specialty Course.
Certification requires the completion of several skills to be performed in preparation for and during two open water dives as well as the completion of a Knowledge Review following a Knowledge Presentation and Discussion session. The course can also be taken "Dry" as a no dive course.
Learn how to recognise and handle potential problems particular to diving with Enriched air, such as Oxygen Toxicity, and also determining your maximum Oxygen Partial Pressures at depth and how to use them to plan your dives maximum dive times and depths.
You also have the option to combine the Nitrox course with any other PADI Dive Course or specialty, and is particularly suitable for taking the Advanced Diver Course.
Diving with enriched air nitrox benefits all types of diving, but it goes especially well with these specialties: