By diving with enriched air rather than standard air (21% oxygen) you can extend your no decompression limits. This means more time underwater. For example, if you dive to 30 metres/100 feet on air, your no decompression limit is 20 minutes. But, diving on EANx36 (36% oxygen) gets you 35 minutes of no decompression time - what almost doubles your no decompression limit!
The PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty certification emphasizes the theoretical and operational considerations involved with enriched air diving, how to get an enriched air fill and how to correctly analyse it.
The course consists of a theory session in the classroom at Davy Jones Locker at which time you are certified as an enriched diver, but if you wish the course to go towards your advanced certification or master scuba diver then you must also complete 2 open water dives. These dives can be combined with other specialist dives allowing the diver to complete 2 specialities at a time, ask your instructor for options.
Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course Pre-requisites
Must be a PADI Open Water Diver
Minimum Age of 15
Basic equipment hire
Enriched Air fills
What you need to bring to the course
Course Materials with relevant knowledge reviews completed -(these can be picked up from DJL before the course starts)
Proof of previous certification
Once you've become an Enriched Air Diver you may wish to take part in the Advanced Open Water course to show you other forms of diving. If a certain form of diving, such as Underwater Navigation or Night diving, is of interest then maybe focus in on one of our other Speciality Courses, but if you've been seriously bitten by the bug then maybe you would like to join our Master Scuba Diver Programme, the highest level of recreational SCUBA.
The cost of the Enriched Air speciality is 5000 Baht and is held over one theory session. If you wish to complete the optional two open water dives they can be completed on one day or spread over two days if preferred at a cost of 7500 Baht.