NITROX Specialty Course


NITROX PADI Enriched Air Diver course is the most popular PADI specialty diving course. Why? Because diving with enriched air gives you more no-decompression time, especially on successive dives. If staying down longer and being able to return earlier sounds attractive, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.

If you are PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 16 years old, you can sign up for the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course. Please note that in some regions the minimum age is 16.

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PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty

You will learn why diving with air that has more oxygen content and less nitrogen gives you more bottom time, along with equipment considerations for enriched air. During a practice session, and two optional (or mandatory) dives:

  • Comment oxygen exposure management .
  • Practice analyze the oxygen content of your dive tank.
  • You will adjust your dive computer to dive with nitrox enriched air.

You can get academic credits for the PADI Enriched Air Diver course for the Advanced Open Water Diver course. Ask your instructor to find out more.

The diving equipment and the latest diving computers can be used with enriched air. All Portosub dive computers supplied with this feature.

If you have doubts about your computer meeting this feature, your PADI Instructor will tell you if it meets the manufacturer’s recommendations and local requirements. However, scuba tanks must meet oxygen standards. They must also be dedicated exclusively to use with enriched air.

You will practice the use of oxygen analyzers and special adhesives on the bottles. Your Portosub PADI staff will explain other equipment you may need to enjoy diving with enriched air.

Enroll now in the course using the online option, using eLearning you can start immediately. The web-based system covers the entire content of the enriched air diving course and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive and easy-to-use program. You also have unlimited access to the online version of the Enriched Air Diver Manual.

You can also choose to read the Enriched Air Diver Manual and watch the video Enriched Air Diving . Select what type of course you would like to take when you register for the course (online or in-center classes) to get your materials and start learning.


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