Age + 12 YRS
Duration 1 1/2 DAYS
Price €190

This is one of PADI’s most popular speciality courses. If staying down longer and having shorter surface intervals sounds appealing, then become a Nitrox diver. In recreational diving terms, enriched air Nitrox (EAN) refers to any nitrogen/oxygen gas mixture with an oxygen concentration higher than the 21% found in normal air. Although a 32 per cent mix is the most common, divers can fill up to 40 per cent in recreational diving sport. Nitrox offers its users a longer bottom time and shorter surface intervals as well as lowering the risk of decompression sickness. Although many people think you can dive deep with Nitrox, this is not actually true. Learn more about the advantages of becoming a Nitrox diver by taking your Enriched Air course here.

Who should take this course?

Why is Enriched Air Nitrox so popular? It offers scuba divers a longer no decompression time and allows them to return to the water sooner on their repetitive dives. Divers who do multiple dives per day, benefit from the use of Nitrox and become less fatigued.

What will you learn?

During this course, you will learn and practice:

  • How to plan dives with Enriched Air and how to set your dive computer
  • Considerations for special equipment used whilst diving with Enriched Air
  • Why Enriched Air (higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content) allows you longer no-decompression times
  • Practice analysing oxygen content in your scuba tank
  • Discuss managing the oxygen exposure

What scuba gear you will use?

  • Basic scuba diving equipment
  • Dive computer and EAN tables
  • Scuba equipment dedicated to Enriched Air Nitrox

What learning materials do you need?

Study with the Enriched Air Diver manual and EAN Tables

PADI eLearning Enriched Air Nitrox is available here



  • Participants must be 12 years of age or older
  • Minimum PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent from another training agency
  • Participants under the age of 18 years must have parent or guardian consent
  • Complete a diver medical questionnaire declaring you are in good physical health


One and half days

  • Two open water dives on Enriched Air

Cost €190.00

  • Includes PADI Manual and PADI certification (classroom study)
  • PADI eLearning is available here
  • Includes transport to and from the dive site
  • Includes two dives on Enriched Air
  • Including equipment

What is your next step?

Do you want to get more out of your dives?

Then enroll in this course at

Check out the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, with five specialities you can join this highly-rated scuba diver level.

Remember, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive towards your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your PADI Instructor about earning credit.

Click on the link to study the theoretical backgrounds before arriving in Gozo – anytime, anywhere!
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