PADI Enriched Air Diver
PADI Enriched Air Diver (NITROX DIVING)
By diving with enriched air rather than standard air you can extend your no decompression limits. This means more time underwater. For example, if you dive to 15 metres/50 feet 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.
What do I need to start my PADI Enriched Air Diver Course?
- PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
- Minimum age is 12 years old
What will I do on my PADI Enriched Air Diver?
The PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty certification emphasizes the theoretical and operational considerations involved with enriched air diving.
How long will it take to make the PADI Enriched Air Diver?
A Few hours of dive table and Nitrox theory in the classroom
Short PADI Enriched Air Diver Course Exam
Minimum Open Water Training Recommended: (Two dives over one day or combined with another Course like Deep Diver Course)
Recommended Course Hours: 12
What will I need for the PADI Enriched Air Diver Course?
You’ll need your PADI Enriched Air Crew-Pak, which also includes an Enriched Air 32 percent Table, Enriched Air 36 percent Table and Equivalent Air Depth/Oxygen Exposure Table.
How does the PADI Enriched Air Diver online course work?
The PADI Enriched Air Diver Course Online follows the PADI eLearning format used in the successful PADI Open Water Diver Course Online and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online.
Student divers complete all knowledge development online. This includes an active slide presentation with supporting voiceover, photos, diagrams and links to associated video clips. Text from the manual appears in context and divers have access to an online version after completing the course.
Divers complete exercises and the knowledge review. The PADI eLearning system provides assessment, feedback and remediation.
After completing all components of the online course, student divers sit the new version of the PADI Enriched Air Diver exam. The system scores the exam, provides remediation and administers a retest for those requiring it.
Similar to the PADI Open Water Diver Course Online, divers confirm learning and retention by completing a quick review (the quiz, answer sheet and answer key are available for download from the PADI Pros’ Site) in person with their instructor. Divers should also print out and bring their eRecords to their instructor at this time.
Divers complete the practical applications — dive planning, gas analysis, fill procedures, etc. — and the optional, but recommended, open water Nitrox dives as usual. This means it’s easy to integrate online student divers with those taking the course using a traditional approach.