PADI Enriched Air Diver

Enriched Air, also known as “nitrox”, is a form of breathing gas that allows divers to extend bottom time and reduce nitrogen loading. It is PADI’s most popular specialty course. PADI Enriched Air Diver self-paced components can be completed in as little as an afternoon. After completing your the academic learning you’ll apply the knowledge you’ve learned by practicing procedures for obtaining and analyzing enriched air with your PADI Instructor. You also have the option of completing two open water enriched air dives. This certification counts towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:

  • Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
  • Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
  • Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.

You may be able to get college credit for the PADI Enriched Air Diver course – ask your instructor to learn more.

Most modern scuba equipment and dive computers can be used with enriched air, but your PADI Instructor will let you know if your gear meets manufacturer recommendations and local requirements. However, scuba tanks must meet oxygen service standards and be dedicated for use with enriched air. You’ll practice using oxygen analyzers and special cylinder decals. Your PADI Dive Center or Resort staff will explain other equipment you may need to enjoy enriched air diving.

Pick up your copy of the PADI Enriched Air Diver Manual and video at your local dive center. Then read the Enriched Air Diver Manual and watch the Enriched Air Diving video. Stop by your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning.

Enriched Air Nitrox

Standard Class

(4+ participants)

Semi-Private Class

(3 participants)

Private Class

(1-2 participants)

SRP$200 (per person)$230 (per person)$260 (per person)
Our Price*$149 (per person)$179 (per person)$209 (per person)

Want to add an Open Water Dive Experience using Nitrox and your newly acquired skills? You can (as an additional option) add an open water dive or two to the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Course (see chart below).

Enriched Air Nitrox (Optional Open Water Dive)ONE Open Water DiveTWO Open Water Dives
Our Price$91 (per person)$134 (per person)

*Price does not include Specialty Manual.

Must be purchased and self-paced study completed before class. 
Specialty Course Video available for extra charge.