PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver
Why PADI Enriched Air
By diving with enriched
air (air with added oxygen) rather than standard air
you can extend your no decompression limits. This
means more time underwater. For example, if you dive
to 30 metres on air, your no decompression limit is
20 minutes. But, diving on EANx36 gets you 35
minutes of no decompression time - an increase of 15
What do I need to start?
- Have a minimum certification of PADI Open
Water Diver (or qualifying certification from
- Be at least 12 years of age
What will I do?
The PADI Enriched Air Diver
Specialty certification emphasizes the theoretical
and operational considerations involved with
enriched air diving.
You will watch a Gas Blender
mixing a Nitrox fill and then analyse two blends
yourself, under supervision of your instructor.
How long will it take?
- e-Learning based knowledge development
- One evening with your instructor covering
practical sessions and dive computer settings
- Optional Nitrox dive with an Instructor
available at extra cost - ask your instructor
Where can I go from here?
You can apply this Specialty
course towards your
Master Scuba Diver certification.