Enriched Air Diver
Scuba Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox
The Enriched Air Diver course is one of the most popular specialty scuba diving courses, 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.
Enriched air nitrox reduces the amount of residual nitrogen you accumulate, allowing repetitive dives to be longer.
The Fun Part
You can typically stay down longer and get back the water sooner.
No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.
What You Learn
Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer
The Scuba Gear You Use
This is a theoretical course. There is no dive involved.
To enroll , you must
Be 15 years or older
Have an SSI Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
The Learning Materials You Need
The Enriched Air Diver crewpak includes all required materials to complete the Enriched Air Diver specialty. The Enriched Air Diver Manual covers the procedures for diving with Enriched Air (up to 40%) and the Enriched Air Diving video on DVD demonstrates step-by-step how to plan a dive using multiple dive tables. The crewpak also includes the 32%, 36% and the DSAT Oxygen Exposure tables.
Your Next Adventure
Diving with enriched air nitrox benefits all types of diving, but it goes especially well with these specialties:
Wreck Diver course – Popular wrecks tend to be deeper, so enriched air nitrox maximizes your exploration time.
Deep Diver course – The deeper you dive, the shorter your no stop time – but enriched air nitrox increases it, giving your more time at depth
Digital Underwater Photographer – Photographers usually like to make several dives so they can get lots of pictures.