This is one of PADI’s most popular specialty 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