Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course 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.

Nitrox Diver
Nitrox Filling Station

With enriched air you can typically stay down longer and get back the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.

Enriched Air Diver Prerequisites

In order to qualify for the Enriched Air Diver course you must:

  1. Be at least 15 years old
  2. Be a PADI Open Water Diver, or equivalent

Enriched Air Diver Details

The Enriched Air Diver course consists of 2 phases:

  1. At-home Knowledge Development
  2. In-class Review, Exam, and Hands On Analysis
Monkey Giving Sweet Loving to his Nitrox

Knowledge Development

The knowledge development phase starts with your independent study of the Enriched Air Diver manual, as well as the optional Enriched Air Diver video which complements and reinforces the manual.

Each chapter in the manual includes a knowledge review section to demonstrate your understanding of the material. Those knowledge reviews will be used to direct a classroom refresher session prior to completing the dives in open water.

Although there are a few options available, for most students AquaMunkee Scuba will cover the knowledge development section using the following approach:

1. Independent, Self-Paced Study at Home
2. Completion of All Knowledge Reviews in Your Manual
3. Classroom Session to Discuss Knowledge Reviews
4. Enriched Air Diver Exam (25 questions)
5. Hands-On Analysis on Enriched Air Tanks

On average, the entire home study portion of the Knowledge Development phase can be completed in 1-2 weeks at a leisurely pace.

Nitrox Tanks

The Paperwork

Once you have completed your knowledge reviews and exam and completed your dives, it’s time to fill out your certification paperwork, take your photo, and get your temporary certification cards.

Within 2 weeks (typically closer to 1 week) you will have your lifetime certification as a PADI Enriched Air Diver.

Course Price Includes Everything You Need (No Hidden Costs)

  1. Training and certification
  2. Enriched Air Diver manual and dive tables

Required Forms for Training

  1. PADI Continuing Education Form - combines Safe Diving Practices, Liability Release and Medical Statement forms into one convenient form for continuing education.

AquaMunkee Scuba is a PADI training facility, focused on the PADI approach to diver education and also offering training through the related organizations DSAT/Tec Rec and Emergency First Response.