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.
You can typically stay down longer and get back the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty. Enriched Air Diver saves you time by allowing you to:
- Stay underwater longer
- Get back into the water sooner
- Get your certification while simultaneously completing dives for other PADI courses
- Plus, by diving with Enriched Air you may feel less tired on your vacation.
The best part is that you can actually obtain the nitrox certification with just a few hours online or in the classroom! The actual dives are no longer required. This can lower the price of the course and let you get certified faster.
How much more time can you actually be under water? A while! For example, if you dive to15 m. /50 ft. on air, your no decompression limit is 80 minutes. But, diving on EANx36 gets you 220 minutes of no decompression time – an increase of 140 minutes! It’s perfect for underwater photographers, wreck divers and anyone who wants to stay down longer.
What will I do?
You will learn preparation and diving procedures involved with enriched air diving.
How soon can I be diving on enriched air?
Just a mini workshop and a couple dives and you’ll be on your way.
What will I need?
You’ll need your PADI Enriched Air Crew-Pak, which includes an Enriched Air 32 percent Table, Enriched Air 36 percent Table and Equivalent Air Depth/Oxygen Exposure Table.
Where can I go from here?
You can apply this Specialty course towards your Master Scuba Diver certification.You also need the PADI Enriched Diver certification if you intend to move into technical diving.