PADI Enriched air (Nitrox) diver
PADI Enriched air (Nitrox) diver
Who should buy this course
The most popular PADI® specialty is Enriched Air Diver, and it's no wonder. Enriched air, also known as nitrox or EANx, contains less nitrogen than regular air. Breathing less nitrogen means you can enjoy longer dives and shorter surface intervals.
Take This Course If You Want to
- Take nitrox fills at the dive centre
- Stay longer at a certain depth
- Have shorter surface intervals
Learn How to
- Dive save with Nitrox
- measure the oxygen percentage with an analyzer
- Use your nitrox computer for different oxygen percentages
How do I become a certified PADI enriched air (nitrox) diver
Through online independent study, learn why nitrox allows you to make longer dives and how to dive nitrox safely. Meet with your PADI Instructor for hands-on practical exercises, then make two (optional) dives.
Fit scuba lessons into your busy schedule with ease using PADI eLearning. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever and wherever it's convenient for you. Study offline or online using a computer or mobile device, making it your course on your time. Whenever you have a question, you can connect with your instructor for guidance.
- eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours
AT THE DIVE SHOP
Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
Minimum age: 12 years or older
Total time commitment: 1-2 days
After finishing your independent study, you'll learn how to analyze a tank, fill out an enriched air log, and set your dive computer for nitrox. There are two optional dives.
Medical Requirements for this course
If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).
Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters, and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.
Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.
Who can start this course
FMinimum age: 12
Course prerequisite: enrollment in Open Water Diver
Divers 12 or older can earn a PADI Enriched Air Diver certification as part of their PADI Open Water Diver course. Ask your instructor for more information.
Other costs involved in this course
This course requires both knowledge development and in-water training for certification.
- When you purchase a PADI eLearning course from Start Diving Online or directly from PADI, the cost covers the knowledge development portion only.
- There will be an additional cost to complete the practical part of your course with a PADI Instructor. The cost depends on class size, location, and whether or not you need to rent equipment.
Most dive shops require students to provide their own mask, fins, and snorkel. If you already own a mask, snorkel, and/or fins, bring them to your instructor before your first in-water session. Some snorkeling masks and fins are inadequate for scuba diving.
Basic scuba gear, including a regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), dive computer, and cylinder, may or may not be included with the in-water training cost.
You may also need to buy or rent exposure protection (wetsuit or drysuit) depending on the diving environment.
I want to change the PADI Dive Center or Resort associated with my eLearning account. Can I do this?
Once registered, you can’t change the PADI Dive Center or Resort associated with your online program. However, the eRecord you receive when you complete your online study is accepted by any PADI Dive Center, Resort or Instructor worldwide. Where you complete your training is your choice, so it’s not necessary to change the store or instructor associated with your eLearning account.
How many hours is the theory
PADI eLearning: 2-4 hours. This is the time you need for the thoery online.
Entire course: 1-2 days. This is the practical part of the course. The 2 dives are optional
It's possible to earn your nitrox certification in just one day. Simply complete the online course and schedule a short practical session with your instructor. The two dives are optional. You can also earn a nitrox certification simultaneously with another course. After completing Enriched Air eLearning and the practical session with your instructor, you can use nitrox while completing dives for your Advanced Open Water Diver certification,Peak Performance Buoyancy certification, etc.
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If you go somewhere without internet access, or during your next flight use the PADI Training app. Download your course course content and study offline. Content can be downloaded in small sections with a total file size of approximately 1.10 GB. When you get back online, upload your progress so you can resume your training right where you left off.
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