The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives
The Fun Part
You can typically stay down longer and get back the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.
What You Learn
* Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
* Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
* Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba
tank and how to set your dive computer
The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all the basic scuba gear. Your dive regulator. must be enriched air compatible.
To enroll in the PADI Enriched Air Diver course, you must:
* Be 15 years or older
* Have a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying
certification from another organization)
Ask your PADI Instructor about how you can start your PADI Enriched Air Diver course during your PADI Open Water Diver course.
The Learning Materials You Need
The Enriched Air Diver crewpak includes all required materials* to complete PADI’s Enriched Air Diver specialty.
The Enriched Air Diver Manual covers the procedures for diving with Enriched Air (up to 40%) and the Enriched
Air Diving video on DVD demonstrates step-by-step how to plan a dive using multiple dive tables. The crewpak also includes
the 32%, 36% and the DSAT Oxygen Exposure tables.
Your Next Adventure
Diving with enriched air nitrox benefits all types of diving, but it goes especially well with these specialties: