Scuba Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox

Ok, you’ve learned to dive and have a few dives under your belt. You’ve started to notice the restricted decompression dive time available to you. It is now time to extend your dive time and spend longer doing what you enjoy-scuba diving! Most modern dive computers are nitrox ready as are most modern scuba diving regulators. Use the full potential of your existing scuba diving equipment and learn to scuba dive with enriched air nitrox.

The PADI Enriched Air (nitrox) Diver course is PADIs most popular specialty scuba diving course, and its easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater diving especially on repetitive scuba dives locally or on scuba diving holidays.

The Fun Part

Once you learn to dive with nitrox can typically stay down scuba diving longer and get back into the water to dive sooner. No wonder many scuba divers choose the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Course as their very first PADI specialty diver course after they learn to dive on their PADI Open Water Diver Course.

Get College Credit

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver scuba diving course. Ask your PADI diving instructor.

What You Learn

  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox on all or some of your scuba dives.
  • Enriched air nitrox scuba diving equipment considerations.
  • Enriched air nitrox use, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what nitrox mix is in your scuba dive tank and how to set your personal dive computer for each mix and dive.

Diving with enriched air nitrox benefits all types of scuba diving, but it goes especially well with these PADI scuba diving specialties:

PADI Wreck Diver course. Popular wrecks tend to be deeper, so enriched air nitrox maximizes your scuba diving exploration time.

PADI Deep Diver course. The deeper you dive, the shorter your no stop time but enriched air nitrox increases it, giving your more time.

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer. Photographers usually like to make several scuba dives so they can get lots of diving pictures. Enriched air nitrox reduces the amount of residual nitrogen you accumulate, allowing repetitive scuba dives to be longer.

PADI Master Scuba Diver.┬áThe PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Scuba Diver course counts toward your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating — the highest PADI non – professional scuba diver rating in recreational scuba diving. Complete four more dive specialty courses to qualify.