More bottom time? Yes please! It always seems like the best dives have to end early. Wouldn't it be great if there was a magical gas that could give you longer no-stop bottom times when dive planning? Well there is! It goes by many names: Nitrox or Enriched Air.
There's a big reason why the Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver Course is the most popular specialty and often the very first specialty divers choose to earn after certification. It’s all about more bottom time.
Diving nitrox allows you to get the most out of a day of scuba diving—you can stay underwater longer and get back into the water sooner. Many people also find that diving with nitrox lets them feel less tired at the end of the day! This gives you more time enjoying your vacation and less time resting in the hotel.
What is it? Enriched air/nitrox is a gas blend with a higher percentage of oxygen than regular air. Diving with nitrox, your no-stop limits can increase tremendously particularly in the 40-80 foot range, where most recreational diving takes place. Many dive computers can be easily set to enriched air/Nitrox.
The All-Inclusive Course: In the online Enriched Air/Nitrox certification course you’ll learn how to select the best mixture for your planned depth, how to analyze the mixture for safety and how to decide your oxygen exposure limits after each dive. You will also learn about the special equipment concerns that arise when you’re using higher oxygen percentages. The online course Enriched Air / Nitrox Course teaches you how to plan Nitrox dives, to take into consideration both nitrogen and oxygen exposure limits, calculate maximum operating depths (MOD) and much more.
- PADI Online eLearning Lesson (1-2 hours)
- 10 min in-store homework review & nitrox check lessons
- Lifetime Nitrox Certification Card
You will recieve an eLearning online code from one of our friendly associates within 12hrs via the email you provide in the order.
What does it cover?
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course online includes all the knowledge development requirements for the course. You'll also have unlimited access to the PADI Enriched Air Diver manual online for reference after you have completed the course.
What are the PADI Enriched Air Diver course prerequisites?
You need to be a certified diver and at least 12 years old and fit for diving to be certified as a PADI Enriched Air Diver. Any certified diver who is at least 12 years old may enroll in the PADI eLearning Enriched Air Diver online program.
How does it work?
After enrolling, PADI's eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.
What else is required to complete the course?
Prior to certification as a PADI Enriched Air Diver, you must complete a Quick Review, a Practical Application session and either two enriched air training dives or predive simulations, with a PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor. Contact your PADI Dive Center or Resort to schedule these sessions.
How long do you have to complete the eLearning course?
The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration. Though you must finish the online portion of the course within that time frame, you will have perpetual access to an online version of the PADI Enriched Air Diver manual.
What is the minimum amount of time it will take to complete this eLearning program?
The PADI Enriched Air Diver Course online will take approximately 3 hours to complete.
How do you document that you've completed the eLearning segment?
Once you finish the eLearning portion of the course, your dive center is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical phase of the program. At the end of the eLearning program, you can print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you to your selected PADI Dive Center or Resort.