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The PADI Nitrox course is designed to teach divers how to safely plan and execute dives using enriched air nitrox. The course covers topics such the benefits and risks of nitrox diving, how to analyze nitrox mixtures, and how to plan dives using nitrox tables or dive computers. Upon completion of the course, divers will be certified to dive with nitrox mixes up to 40% oxygen.


Diving with enriched air nitrox benefits all types of diving, but it goes especially well with these specialty courses:

  • PADI Wreck Diver course – Popular wrecks tend to be deeper, so enriched air nitrox maximizes your exploration time.

  • PADI Deep Diver course – 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 The PADI Enriched Air Diver course counts toward your Master Scuba Diver rating -- the highest non professional rating in recreational diving.

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