About the Course: Enriched air, also known as nitrox or EANx, contains less nitrogen than regular air. Breathing less nitrogen means you can enjoy longer dives and shorter surface intervals. No wonder PADI® Enriched Air course is the most popular PADI® specialty.
How to Earn an Enriched Air Nitrox Certification: Learn why nitrox allows you to make longer dives and how to dive nitrox safely through online independent study. Meet with your PADI® Instructor for hands-on practical exercises, then make two (optional) dives.
PADI eLearning®: Online learning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Complete the knowledge development section of your course whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you. Work at your own pace, online or offline, using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor for in-water training, or whenever you have a question.
eLearning Time Commitment: 2-4 hrs
With Your Instructor: After finishing your independent study, you’ll learn how to analyze a tank, fill out an enriched air log, and set your dive computer for nitrox. There are two optional dives.
Total Time Commitment: 1-2 days
Prerequisites: PADI® Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
Minimum Age: 12