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Enriched Air Diver Course
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course (NITROX) is PADI's most popular specialty scuba diving course, 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.
You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner and you feel better after diving. No wonder so many divers choose this as a specialty.
As part of your Enriched Air Diver Specialty course, you'll learn about:
- 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
In the PADI Enriched Air Diver course, you will learn how to safely dive enriched air (NITROX). You will develop an understanding of what enriched air is and what additional risks are involved when you choose to dive with enriched air. You will read the PADI Enriched Air Diver manual and view the Enriched Air Diver DVD or complete an online course on Enriched Air theory from the PADI eLearning site. An examination on this material is required to ensure you properly understand the benefits and risks of enriched air diving.
Before diving with enriched air, the diver must personally verify its contents, knowing how to use an O2 analyzer is a necessity. There are several different types of O2 analyzers, so the more exposure you have to how they work, the more confident you will be once you have earned your Enriched Air certification.
During the course you will learn the proper procedure for obtaining enriched air from a dive shop including what documentation is required. You will also learn how to properly mark your NITROX cylinder to avoid confusing it with a normal air scuba tank or another diver's enriched air cylinder.
With technology in dive computers today, understanding how to properly set the NITROX content within a dive computer is a must.