Enriched Air Diver

Extend Your Bottom Time

PADI Diving Enriched Air Nitrox

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with Enriched Air Nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

Deep Reef

The Fun Part

You can typically stay down longer and get in back the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.

What You Learn

  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Managing oxygen exposure
  • How to tell what’s in your scuba tank
  • How to set your dive computer and more.


What You Need:

GEAR:   None.

MATERIALS:  Must register for Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver through the PADI eLearning platform under their Continuing Education Courses --  HERE    List Columbia Scuba Store 1535 as your Training Center.  

Upon completion of the online course, PRINT your final exam and contact us to schedule the 1.5 hour in-person class to complete your certification process.

For all your learning materials and equipment, and registration contact us today.

PREREQUISITES:  Must be Open Water certified or higher.


What's Next

Diving with enriched air nitrox benefits all types of diving experiences, but it goes especially well with the below specialties, any one of which would make a great next step in your dive training.

  • PADI Wreck Diver  –  Popular wrecks tend to be deeper, so enriched air nitrox maximizes your exploration time.
  • PADI Deep Diver  –  The deeper you dive, the shorter your no stop time – but enriched air nitrox increases it, giving your more time at depth
  • PADI Digital Underwater Photographer – Photographers usually like to make several dives so they can get lots of pictures. Enriched air nitrox reduces the amount of residual nitrogen you accumulate, allowing repetitive dives to be longer.
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver --  This Enriched Air Diver counts toward your Master Scuba Diver rating -- the highest non-professional rating in recreational diving.


For more information, available course dates and registration -- contact us and discuss options with one of our Team Members.