PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver

The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course with Academy of Scuba

PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course!

Stay down longer, get back in the water sooner and get certified to dive with Enriched Air Nitrox mixes of up to 40% oxygen.
This course takes up 1 evening of your time and will change your diving forever!

What’s Nitrox?

Enriched Air / Nitrox (EANx) is any mixture of Nitrogen and Oxygen gas for diving where the oxygen content is greater than 21%. 
The PADI Enriched Air course certifies you to dive with oxygen mixtures of up to 40%. 
This is a great course to combine with your PADI Advanced Open Water, Deep or Wreck specialty. Just ask staff for details on how you can book and save!

Why Nitrox?

Simple. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no-decompression time, especially on repetitive dives. Also, because you aren’t breathing in so much nitrogen, you will be able to get back in the water sooner after diving. Many divers also report feeling much less tired after diving with nitrox. Therefore, this course is a must if you are going on a dive holiday!

Combine and Save

The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox specialty course is a perfect complementary course to so many other scuba diving courses. That is why Academy of Scuba offers combo deals where you can combine the Enriched Air Nitrox course with any other course and save! Just contact staff for details and booking. This specialty course also counts as one of the five specialty courses that go towards earning the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Cost And Duration


  • Course Combo Deals! Combine this course and save (contact Academy of Scuba staff for details.)
  • Duration: half day. We usually schedule these courses in conjunction with other specialties or the PADI Advanced course. Home study will need to have been completed before attending the course.

  • Important Notes

  • To start the PADI Enriched Air Diver course you must be 12 years old and Open Water certified.
  • Liability Release, Safe Diving practices Statement of Understanding will need to be verified.
  • A full dive medical must be obtained prior to starting this training if there are any ‘yes’ answers on the medical questionnaire (For a list of diving doctors please go to
  • Dives are optional for the PADI Enriched Air Diver course. So you don’t need to scuba dive on this course to be certified to breathe enriched gas mixtures. If you would like to, just contact Academy of Scuba staff and we will arrange this for you

About The Course

Course Content

    • Home Study – completion of knowledge reviews / eLearning sessions online prior to attendance in the classroom.
    • Theory Review – at Academy of Scuba.
    • Practical Session – at Academy of Scuba.
    • Ocean Dives – optional and additional to course price.

    • You will learn...

    • Techniques for getting more dive time by using Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx.)
    • Enriched Air scuba diving equipment considerations.
    • Enriched Air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer.

  • Equipment Required

  • Own scuba gear. For your course, please make sure you own at minimum a dive computer.
  • To get the maximum benefit from this course, we recommend investing in your own regulators, BCD and computer. 
  • Please call the shop or have a look on our online store for options. Equipment hire is available at the standard rates.

Best Mixes!

Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox goes well with these specialties:

PADI Wreck Diver course. Popular wrecks tend to be deeper, so Enriched Air Nitrox maximises your exploration time.

PADI Deep Diver course. The deeper you dive, the shorter your no-stop time, but Enriched Air Nitrox increases it, therefore you have more time diving at depth.

PADI Master Scuba Diver. The PADI Enriched Air Diver course counts toward your Master Scuba Diver rating, which is the highest non-professional rating in recreational diving.

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