PADI Enriched Air Diver Course

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.

You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.

What You Will Learn

You will first increase your knowledge, using your very own Enriched Air Diver Manual. This independent study, which you may complete in the comfort of your own home, and the subsequent knowledge reviews and classroom session are designed to reinforce your learning and provide you with an easy way to get all your questions answered.

Then, you will go on 2 Open Water dives or will walk through 2 pre-dive simulations with an instructor. This will enable you to confidently manage your oxygen exposure, know how to tell exactly what's in your scuba tank and learn how to properly set your dive computer to handle your gas mix.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn a PADI Enriched Air Diver certification card, which is valid for life and recognized around the world.

Student Prerequisites

  1. Meet one of the following:
    • Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization, or
    • Be a PADI Open Water Diver course student taking the PADI Enriched Air Diver course concurrently.
  2. Be 12 years of age or older.

Course Setup

  • Self Study and theory seminar (approximately 3 hours), or
  • PADI e-Learning Course + Predive simulation exercises

Course Price


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