What is Nitrox?
Nitrox is short for Enriched Air Nitrox, or EAN. EAN when a scuba cylinder has been filled with a mixture of breathing air containing higher than 21 percent oxygen. 32 percent oxygen is the most common Nitrox mix.
Who should take this course?
The PADI Enriched Air Diver 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.
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course.
What will you learn?
You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:
- Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
- Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
- Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air Nitrox.
Benefits of Diving with Nitrox
By increasing the amount of oxygen in the air you are breathing, you are reducing the amount of nitrogen. As divers are aware, they need to be aware of the build up of nitrogen in their body and prevent it from forming bubbles in the tissues as they ascend, which can cause Decompression Sickness.
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