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The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is the most famous PADI specialty course. Why? Because diving with enriched air gives you more time without decompression, specially in ongoing diving sessions. If staying longer underwater and returning quicker sounds attractive, then don’t hesitate to become in diver with enriched air.

 

If you are PADI (junior) Open Water Diver that are older than 12 years old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty. Take into account that in some regions, the minimum age is over 12 years old.

 

Academic

You will learn why diving with air that has more oxygen and less nitrogen gives you more time underwater along with considerations about the enriched air equipment. During the practical session and two optional diving sessions (or mandatory sessions):

  • You will comment the management of exposing to oxygen
  • You will practice to analyze the content of oxygen in the diving cylinder.
  • You will adjust your diving computer to dive with enriched air nitrox
  • You can obtain academical credit for the PADI Enriched Air Diver –  ask your instructor to get more information.

Equipment

The diving equipment and latest diving computers can be used with enriched air but your PADI Instructor will tell you if your equipment with the recommendations of the manufacturer and the local requirements. However, the diving cylinder must meet the oxygen standards and must be dedicated exclusively with enriched air.You will practice how to use oxygen analyzers and the special stickers for the cylinders. The staff at the PADI Dive Center will explain other equipment that you may need to enjoy the diving with enriched air.

 

Starting

Enroll in the online Enriched Air Diver course – an option of PADI eLearning – to star immediately. The online system covers the whole content of the diving course with enriched air and will allow you to study at your own pace through an interactive and easy to use program. You also have unlimited access to the online Enriched Air Diver guide. You can also choose to read the Enriched Air Diver paper version guide and watch the Enriched Air Diving video. Visit your PADI Dive Center to enroll in the course, pick up your materials and start to learn.

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