PADI NITROX DIVER SPECIALTY COURSE
One of the most popular PADI Specialty Scuba Diving Courses is the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver course. Nitrox Diving (enriched air nitrox) gives more no decompression dive time, allowing the diver to stay longer underwater, especially on repetitive dives, by having an increased amount of Oxygen and less Nitrogen in the breathing gas of the scuba tank.
The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Specialty Course. – £160
The Price Includes
- Your own dedicated private PADI Nitrox Specialty Instructor
- Rental of a complete set of modern scuba equipment (regularly maintained and serviced)
- Two classroom sessions
- Use of nitrox diving equipment
- Four nitrox dives in the open water environment
- The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Certification Card
PADI Enriched Air Diver course – prerequisites
PADI Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
(Minimum age: 15 years old)
Nitrox Diving – Learn about
- Enjoying longer dives by using enriched air nitrox
- Scuba Diving Equipment for Diving Nitrox
- Oxygen Exposure Management
- Enriched air considerations
- Nitrox Dive Computers
- Gas Analysis
Nitrox Diver – Learning Materials
The PADI Enriched Air Diver crewpak is not included in the price* which includes all the required materials to complete the PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty Course, and is available from the Dive Centre.
The topics that are covered in the Nitrox Diver Manual & DVD include
- Diving with Enriched Air (up to 21%)
- Dive Planning with Nitrox
- DSAT Oxygen Exposure Tables
- Mosty Nitrox mixes are: (32% & 36%)
Nitrox Dives – The Benefits
Some Nitrox divers believe that they feel less tired after the dive, when using enriched air scuba tanks. However, the primary benefit is the substantially ‘longer’ bottom time for dives made within the limits of recreational scuba diving. For example: The ‘no decompression limit’ for a dive made to a depth of 22 meters is 37 minutes. If the diver uses a nitrox tank filled with one of the most popular nitrox mixes of EANx36%, his dive time can be extended up to 70 minutes. This extended ‘bottom time’ is particularly beneficial when wreck diving, deep diving and taking underwater photographs.
Wreck Diving - Because wrecks tend to be in deep water, diving with enriched air nitrox can extend the divers’ dive time which allows the diver to explore much more of the shipwreck.
Deep Diving - Diving deep shortens the dive time. Deep dives made with enriched air nitrox allow longer dives by reducing the amount of nitrogen being absorbed by the body tissues.
Digital Underwater Photographer - Photographers like to make repetitive dives so they can maximise the number of photographs taken underwater. By reducing the amount of residual nitrogen accumulated, Nitrox diving allows significantly longer repetitive dives.
PADI Master Scuba Diver - The PADI Enriched Air Diver specialty course can be credited towards the highest rating in recreational diving, the Master Scuba Diver.