Get Your PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver Certification Today.

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 dives. The Fun Part Divers breathing underwater with Enriched Air (Nitrox) You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner.

Common Misconceptions about Enriched Air (Nitrox)

Nitrox is for Deep Diving. Not True

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.

Do I Need Special Equipment to Dive Nitrox? No

Most scuba equipment made over the last 15 years is Nitrox compatible up to 40%. With the older equipment usually is as simple as changing a few orings to make it Nitrox compatible.

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Scheduling Options

PADI Enriched Air Diver Nitrox Course (Midweek)

Wednesday Night 6 PM to 9 PM – Academics.

PADI Enriched Air Diver Nitrox Course (Weekend)

Saturday Night 6 PM to 9 PM – Academics.

Note: private classes and custom schedules are available upon request.

course prerequisites

Training Prerequisites

PADI Open Water Divers or equivalent PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old.

Age Requirements

The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Course is for ages 12 Years and Older.

Swimming Requirements


Waivers and Liability Releases

All participants will need to have a completed set of liability releases signed and dated prior to any in water training. Participants under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian signatures as well. No exceptions

Course Duration

The duration of the PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox ) diver course runs about three hours. The class will start out with a short review session followed by the final exam.

Certification Process

Once a student has completed all of their performance requirements, we will process their certification card. Once processed the student will be a certified scuba diver.

Certification Card

As soon as we process your certification you will receive an email with a temporary card good for 30 days. Your permanent card should arrive within 1 to 2 weeks after certification. Don’t panic if you’re going on a trip. Once we process your card immediately you are listed in the system as a certified diver. This information can be accessed by any dive shop anywhere in the world. So even if you forget your card you can still dive.

Course Overview

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.

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 for the proper mix. 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.

Four computer divers you will learn how to set your dive computers to the proper mix. You will also have to set and confirm your dive computers partial pressure settings. Once you are familiar with your dive computers operation and how to set the proper mix and partial pressure you will be ready to start planning a dive.

Most dive computers will have an onboard dive planning mode which will tell you your maximum bottom time and depth for any given mix.

Once the student successfully completes all three components of their training, they will have earned their PADI Open Water or Junior Open Water Scuba Diver certification. Is good for life!

Two Options for Academics

1. Traditional Academics (included with your course)

2. Online Academics (at an additional charge)

1. Traditional Academics (included with your course)

What Is Traditional Academics?

Traditional academics begin with home study followed by a short session with your instructor in the classroom.

Home Study

You begin the academics in the comfort of your own home. Once you sign up for the course, you will receive all the academic materials needed to complete the home study portion of your course.

Step One: One: you will watch The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver course video

Step two: read and complete all knowledge reviews in your PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver Manual.

Step Three: review dive tables and dive computer functions. This will get you ready for your classroom session.

Don’t panic if you’re having trouble with the tables. We will go over all of the tables and get you up to speed before your final exam


Step four: during your first classroom session, your instructor will go over all the dive tables, dive computers and your knowledge reviews to prepare you for your final exam.

Step five: Complete your PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course final exam with a score of 75% or better.

Required PADI Course Materials

Two Options for Traditional Academics. Select One Option

A. The PADI Enriched Air Diver Crewpak – Table Version (Most Popular & Economical)

Package includes EANX Manual (required)

DVD (required viewing)

EANX 32%, 36% and O2 Equivalent Air Depth Tables (all required)and the Enriched Air Tables Study Guide and Instructions for Use.

This package includes all the required materials for your course

Or the

B. The PADI Enriched Air Crew-Pak w/DC Simulator Access Card & DVD (Computer Only)

This Enriched Air crewpak includes a newly-revised student manual and DVD.

The pack also includes a dive simulator to demonstrate dive planning. Students can also use the dive simulator to compare their bottom time on Nitrox versus air.

The new materials focus entirely on enriched air diving with a computer. The student must own or rent a dive computer to complete this course.

As per PADI standards each student is required to purchase from us their own PADI academic materials for their course.

2. Online Academics (at an additional charge)

What Is Online Academics?

The PADI online academics program is great for students who are short on time. You will complete all of your academics in the comfort of your own home at your own pace. There are additional costs associated with the PADI online academic program.

Step one: Call the shop to receive your academic training code

Step two: Log onto the PADI online system and complete your online academics

Step three: During the scheduled classroom academic session. You will come into the shop and take a quiz that will verify you have completed your online academics. As per PADI standards each student is required to purchase their own online training code.

PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Training Dives

Theory-based Class No Training Dives Required

Most students will take this course as soon as they become open water divers or they will take it right before doing their advanced open water diver course. This will extend their bottom time on deeper dives during their course. If you would like to add training dives to your PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) course you may do so when you sign up for the course. Just select additional training dives.

Depths and Restrictions after Certification

The PADI Enriched Air Diver Course does not increase your certifications depth rating. It increases the amount of bottom time at your maximum depth rating.

Required Scuba Gear

Rental Scuba Gear

None for the table version of this class

A Dive computer is required for the computer version of this course.

Don't panic if you need rental equipment we have it available for your class. If you would like to purchase a dive computer nobody beats our prices, customer service or equipment warranties guaranteed.

Purchasing Scuba Gear from Us

If you would like to purchase some or all of your Scuba gear for your class we can help. You should always purchase your Scuba gear from the dive center where you do your training. Your Scuba instructor will make sure you select the proper Scuba gear for your needs. Your instructor will also make sure your Scuba gear is properly adjusted and ready for your class.

Nobody beats our prices, customer service or our equipment warranties guaranteed.

Your Next Step

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course.

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences are what the PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver course is all about and you dont have to be advanced to take it.

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