Dive on Enriched Air Nitrox
We have enriched air nitrox available for every dive. Nitrox refers to any gas mixture composed of nitrogen and oxygen; this includes normal air which is approximately 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% other gases. However, in scuba diving, nitrox is normally differentiated and handled differently from air. The most common use of nitrox mixtures containing higher than normal levels of oxygen is in scuba, where the reduced percentage of nitrogen is advantageous in reducing nitrogen uptake in the body’s tissues and so extending the possible dive time, and/or reducing the risk of decompression sickness (also known as the bends).
Not diving with Enriched Air?
Why not take the 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 when you understand more about nitrox. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.
What You Learn
Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
Enriched air considerations, includi
ing managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer
Learn to dive more safely with enriched air nitrox
Your Next Adventure
Diving with enriched air nitrox benefits all types of diving, but it goes especially well with these specialties:
Wreck Diver course – Popular wrecks tend to be deeper, so enriched air nitrox maximizes your exploration time.
Deep Diver course – The deeper you dive, the shorter your no stop time – but enriched air nitrox increases it, giving your more time at depth
PADI Digital Underwater Photographer – Photographers usually like to make several dives so they can get lots of pictures. Enriched air nitrox reduces the amount of residual nitrogen you accumulate, allowing repetitive dives to be longer.