Our Enriched Air Specialty course is designed to teach recreational divers to use enriched air (nitrox), for fun, safe, no-stop recreational diving. The course addresses the use of enriched air with 22-40% oxygen, with emphasis on the enriched air of 32% & 36%.
By diving with enriched air rather than normal breathing air you can considerably extend your no-decompression limits.
Enriched Air Diver Pre-Requisites
Students must be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation.
Minimum age 12.
All students must fill in a PADI Medical Questionnaire prior to participation.
What will I do?
The course consists of knowledge development, practical applications and two open water dives.
Knowledge Development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace, backed up by an academic session with a PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of enriched air theory.
Open Water Dives - Students have the option to complete two Open Water dives to certify as a PADI Enriched Air Diver. During these dives you will analyse and record your cylinder contents, calculate your maximum depth/time limits and complete the necessary paperwork to log your enriched air dive.
1 Evening for Theory
2 Open Water Dives - 1 Day at a UK inland dive site
Includes all equipment hire, enriched air fills, tuition, PADI Enriched Air Diver Manual, PADI Equivalent Air Depth Table, PADI Oxygen Exposure Table, PADI 32% EAN RDP, PADI 36% EAN RDP, PADI Certification fee. Not entry fees to inland dive sites.
When are they held?
Every Wednesday evening, The Ridgeway Leisure Centre Pool, Wroughton 8:00pm, kit up 7:45pm.
How do I sign up?
To book your place please call or email us. A non-refundable deposit is required on booking to secure your place, and you will be issued with your training materials and confirmation of the start date.
Now that you are able to extend your dive time, why not make the most of your additional bottom time by enrolling on our Drysuit Specialty course. This will ensure that you have the adequate thermal protection needed for those longer dives.
How much does it cost?
Enriched Air Diver course costs
£130 per person - no dives
£175 per person - with 2 dives