PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course.

Course Introduction

Scuba Diving with Enriched Air (Nitrox)
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 Divers breathing underwater with Enriched Air (Nitrox)
You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty course.

This course is designed to qualify recreational divers to use enriched air (“nitrox”) for non
stop recreational diving. The program addresses the use of enriched air with 22 percent to 40 percent oxygen, with emphasis on enriched air with 32 and 36 percent oxygen.


Common misconceptions about Enriched Air (Nitrox)

Nitrox is only for Deep Diving.
Actually Nitrox is a shallow gas not a deep gas. The primary purpose for breathing enriched air Nitrox is to increase your bottom time at shallower depths. Nitrox 32% have a maximum operating depth of 110 feet and Nitrox 36% has a maximum operating depth of 90 feet.

I Need Special Equipment to Dive Nitrox

No. Most scuba equipment made over the last 5 to 7 years is Nitrox compatible up to 40%. With the older equipment usually is as simple as changing a few offerings to make it Nitrox compatible.

What You Learn

During the enriched air Nitrox course you will learn how to properly select the best mix for your dive through some simple calculations. You'll also learn how to use your enriched air, equivalent air depth and oxygen exposure tables to plan your dive. Finally you will learn how to properly label your tank, calibrate and use an oxygen analyzer to verify your mix.



The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) course is primarily a self-study course however you will need your instructor to guide you through some of the tables as well as check over your knowledge reviews and administer your final exam.

You can make an appointment to come into our classroom watch the video and complete your academics in about 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

Online Academics
Online students: sign up and start your PADI enriched air (Nitrox) course today from home. No need to run out and get your books right away. We will provide you with a temporary online copy of everything you'll need so you can start your course immediately. You will receive your original books when you show up for your exam. You will watch a video, complete your knowledge reviews, familiarize yourself with the tables and take a short quiz to test your knowledge and prepare you for your final exam. Once you're ready, you will meet with your instructor to take your final exam. Finally you will learn how to label your tank and use an oxygen analyzer.


Required Academic Materials:

Minimum Requirements for this class is the

Enriched Air Diver Specialty Manual w/Tables, Impel

Or Upgraded package is

Enriched Air Crew-Pak w/DVD & Manual, Impel

Students are responsible for purchasing all required academic materials for their course.


Course Prerequisites

    prerequisite training

    PADI Open Water or Jr Open Water Scuba Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization equivalent.

    Age requirements

    The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) is for ages 12 years old and older.


    course duration

    The online version of the course takes approximately 6 hours to complete with an additional 2 1/2 hours with your instructor in the classroom.


    waivers and liability releases

    All participants must sign the following PADI release prior to any in water training. Parent or guardian signature is requiredfor participants younger than legal age for all PADI programs.


    Nitrox extras

    Nitrox stickers for your tanks


    Nitrox content sticker


    Nitrox oxygen analyzer


    Analox O2EII Nitrox Analyzer





    Nuvair 02 Quickstick Nitrox Analyzer


PADI Course Cost, Location and Schedule

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    We offer private lessons seven days a week. Sign up today and start diving tomorrow. We offer group lessons twice a month. Check the course schedule for more details.

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Youth Diving Responsibility and Risk

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