Nitrox Diver

We’ve all been there. You’re enjoying your dive, lost in your own peaceful world, and suddenly your computer beeps. You notice you’ve only got 3 minutes of no deco time left – time to come up. The PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Diving nitrox lets you extend your bottom times and reduce your surface intervals on repetitive dives, giving you more time where you want to be – underwater!


This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.


What Will 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

- How to plan dives using enriched air and how to calculate your maximum depths, dive times, and optimal enriched air blends for any given depth


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What's next?

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


PADI Wreck Diver

Popular wrecks tend to be deeper, so enriched air nitrox maximizes your exploration time.


PADI Deep Diver

The deeper you dive, the shorter your no stop time – but enriched air nitrox increases it, giving your more time at depth


PADI Digital Underwater Photographer

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


PADI Master Scuba Diver

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course counts toward your Master Scuba Diver rating -- the highest non professional rating in recreational diving.