PADI Enriched Air Nitrox

Why should I take this course?

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become a PADI Enriched Air Diver. If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water diver or higher qualified diver and least 12 years old, you can enroll in the PADI Enriched Air Diver specialty course.

  • Longer Bottom Times: Recreational nitrox (21-40% oxygen) contains a lower percentage of nitrogen than air. The reduced percentage of nitrogen in recreational nitrox allows divers to extend their no-decompression limits (or dive time) by reducing nitrogen absorption – the less nitrogen there is in a diver’s breathing gas, the slower his nitrogen absorption will be at a given depth.
  • Shorter Surface Intervals: A diver using nitrox absorbs less nitrogen for a given depth and dive time than a diver using air. This means that the nitrox diver has less nitrogen to off- gas during a surface interval, which can shorten the required surface interval drastically.
  • Longer Repetitive Dive Times: Nitrox becomes especially useful for divers who engage in more than one dive per a day. A diver using nitrox will have a longer allowable bottom time on a repetitive dive than a diver using air because the diver using nitrox has absorbed less nitrogen.
  • Reduced Exhaustion: Many divers claim to feel less exhausted after a dive on nitrox than after a comparable dive on air. By reducing a diver’s nitrogen absorption, nitrox may also reduce a diver’s post- dive exhaustion. 

What will I learn?

You will learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session you’ll:

  • Discuss managing oxygen exposure
  • Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba cylinder
  • Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.

How long will it take.

We conduct the course with two evening theory class and one training dives.

What does the course include.

  • PADI Enriched Air Diver Crew pack
  • PADI Registration
  • Enriched Air Nitrox fill

Recommended gear.

  • Dive computer

Contact us for any further requirements.

What does it cost.

The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Specialty course cost: R1600-00

How do I get started.

Book your space and pay a 50% deposit to secure your place.