Enriched Air Diver

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more time at depth, especially on multi-dive days. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, or if you are planning a live aboard dive holiday (dive cruise), then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver – so useful!

We usually run a double specialty package Deep/Enriched Air Speciality but the Nitrox ticket is always useful and can be completed as a single course.

A PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, can enrol in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course.


Air with higher oxygen content and therefore a lower nitrogen component allows a longer dive bottom time but diving with enriched air in your Scuba has additional implications and considerations.

A thorough theory session and short multi-choice test is followed by 2 dives to depth on different blends when you will also consider:

  • Discuss managing oxygen exposure;
  • Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank;
  • Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox;