PADI ENRICHED AIR DIVER
Do you want to spend more time underwater? By diving with enriched air rather than normal breathing air you can considerably extend your no-decompression limits. The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Course is designed to be an introduction to qualify recreational divers to use enriched air (“nitrox”) for no stop recreational diving.
The benefits of using enriched air as a diver are huge, as it can allow you to stay under water for longer before reaching any no decompression limit.
For example, and 18 metre dive on air allows you to dive for 56 minutes using the standard RDP. The same dive using a 36% mix of enriched air allows you to stay underwater for over 2 hours!
The program addresses the use of enriched air with 22 percent to 40 percent oxygen, with the emphasis on using nitrox compatible dive computers.
You must be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver/PADI Junior Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation similar to that of a PADI Open Water Diver/PADI Junior Open Water Diver)
Be 12 years of age or older
Knowledge Development & Practical Session
Knowledge development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace. Home study is backed up by an academic session with your PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of the course material.
Confined/Open Water Dives
2 Open Water Dives (Optional)
PADI Enriched Air Diver Course Materials
PADI Certification Fee
Continue The Adventure...
Now that you are able to extend your dive time, why not make the most of your additional bottom time by enrolling on the PADI Drysuit course. This will ensure that you have the adequate thermal protection needed for those longer dives.
If you have completed 5 PADI Specialties & the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives, you qualify to register as a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest non-professional diver rating within PADI.