The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is the one of most famous specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox provides you more no decompression time, especially on repeated scuba dives. If staying down longer and going back in the water sooner seems appealing, don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.
If you’re a Junior PADI Open Water Diver, who is at least 12 years old, you can register in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course. Note that in some regions; the required minimum age is older than 12.
Most new scuba equipment and dive computers can be utilized with enriched air, but your PADI Instructor will let you know if your material meets manufacturer directions and local obligations. However, scuba tanks must meet oxygen service standards and be dedicated for use with enriched air. You’ll study using oxygen analyzers and special cylinder decals.
What you will learn
The PADI Enriched Air Diver Course will teach you why diving with air that has a higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you longer bottom time, along with enriched air gear states. During a practical dive, and two optional (or needed) scuba dives, you will:
Discuss handling oxygen exposure.
Practice examining oxygen content in your scuba tank.
Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.