Nitrox Diver

What is Enriched Air, or Nitrox...

nitrox diver course

The PADI Enriched Air Diver or Nitrox course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.

The questions in your mind probably all start with "why?" Why do I want to use nitrox? Why is it different to use than air? Why do I have to take an additional course to use it? Air, the gas that surrounds us, was first used for diving purposes as it is readily available. All certified scuba divers are taught the downfalls of diving with air. Decompression Sickness and Nitrogen Narcosis are two maladies that result from excess nitrogen in a divers body. As you dive, your tissues absorb nitrogen will processing oxygen. As you ascend, the nitrogen stored in the tissues is removed from the body as a part of the normal respiration cycle. By reducing the amount of nitrogen in the breathing mixture, you expose your tissues to less nitrogen. Since the quantity of nitrogen in the cells is reduced, you get less tissue fatigue and increased safety.

Patriot Dive Center is proud to offer the PADI Enriched Air Diver Course. Our course consists of six hours of lecture The topics covered include theory, nitrox tables, dive plans, gas analyzing, and equipment requirements. 

Additional Course Details:

Prerequisites PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver
Minimum Age 12 years old.
Student Provides Basic Calculator
Required Materials Enriched Air Diver Manual and DVD, Oxygen Exposure Tables, Nitrox Blend Tables, and Workbook (included in course cost)
Recommend Books Encyclopedia of Recreational SCUBA Diving
Provided Equipment Gas Analyzer, Nitrox Tank and equipment
Course Cost $99 includes Lectures & Learning Materials,
Additional Cost None

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