Why take a PADI Enriched Air Diver course?
This is one of the most popular courses that I teach to certified divers. Local South Florida divers and divers here on vacation quickly realize the benefits of breathing enriched air (aka Nitrox) while spending the day on the ocean. You can extend your bottom time no decompression limits and spend more time site seeing or hunting under water. Your surface interval times are also decreased allowing you to get back into the water quicker. I strongly encourage you take this course if you see yourself becoming an avid diver. Eventually you will want to try an enriched mix and you need the proper training to understand how to stay within safety limits.
What will I learn?
You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time. You’ll also learn that too much oxygen at depth can have serious and dangerous side effects. It is a balancing act that once must manage very responsibly. You will learn how to select your ideal gas mix for the depths you are planning on diving, how to safely measure your mix in your tanks in a dive shop, how to adjust your dive computers to account for your enriched mix, and how to spot any gas related issues your buddy may be experiencing under water.
How much does it cost?
Pricing starts at only $100 and the course can be completed Wednesday PM – Sunday PM. Check my course schedule to find out when the next course starts. Please contact me if you need to book a specific time that is not on the schedule as I can usually accommodate with advanced notice.
What do I need to start?
No gear is needed. The course is materials based and there are no check out dives needed. This course is ideal to do concurrently with Advanced Open Water.