Enriched Air Nitrox Diver
Few things have revolutionized recreational diving in the past decade as much as the introduction of Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx). Nitrox is nothing more than the air you are breathing right now with some additional oxygen added to reduce the concentration of nitrogen. While the additional oxygen offers no benefit in and of itself (and can, in fact, pose additional risk at depth), breathing less nitrogen provides divers with several benefits. Among them:
- You enjoy longer no-decompression limits and shorter surface intervals — especially on repetitive dives.
- You reduce the risk of decompression sickness compared to making the same series of dives using air.
- Further benefits may include improved gas consumption, reduced fatigue and an overall feeling of well being.
- If you own a modern dive computer, odds are it is capable of tracking your exposure to both air and Nitrox. Isn’t it time you started taking advantage of your computer’s capabilities?
Topics Covered: Among the many things you will learn as part of this program:
- Enriched Air Nitrox: The advantages and drawbacks.
- Equipment for diving EANx.
- Using standard dive tables with Nitrox.
- Managing oxygen exposure.
- Analyzing EANx cylinders.
- EANx and diving emergencies.
Who Can Enroll? This course is open to divers who are:
- At least 15 years old.
- Certified to the PADI Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
- Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
What is involved? This course consists of:
- Self study with PADI Enriched Air Diver Manual or eLearningLINK and completion of knowledge reviews.
- One Classroom session which consist of going over knowledge reviews & a practical skills workshop on analyzer use and calibration, log sheets, contents labels and more, followed by a short final quiz.
- There are 2 open water training dives recommended but not required for certification.
Where and When?
Where and when do classes take place? Classes take place at the following places and times:
- This class is offered on an individual basis and we can meet most any schedule. There is no extra charge to do this one on one, with a couple or buddy team, or with a small group.
- Call or stop by today and start diving Nitrox Tomorrow!!
How much does it cost? The course fee is $189 per person and includes:
- Class session and knowledge review discussions.
- Practical Skill Workshop and Analyzer use.
- 3 Night rental of PADI Enriched Air Diver DVD.
- PADI Enriched Air Diver Manual w/ Knowledge Reviews.
- PADI certification w/ Card upon completion.
- Practical skills workshop and PADI certification for e-Learners linked through Wet Set Scuba is $89… add $50 if not linked through Wet Set Scuba.
What equipment will you need? Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below if participating in the optional open water dives:
- Mask, snorkel, fins and boots.
- Adequate exposure protection.
- One Enriched Air cylinder & fill per dive, per day.
- Weight system, weights.
- Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
- Regulator/alternate air source.
- Dive Computer & Instruction Manual – Nitrox Compatible.
- U/W Compass.
- Audible surface signal (whistle).
- Surface signal (safety tube).
- Cutting tool.
- Dive tables and slate.
All of these items are available at Wet Set Scuba for sale or rent.
Divers doing the Advanced & Specialty dives are encouraged to own their own Scuba System for safety and comfort – you’ll be a better diver in equipment you are familiar with!
How to Enroll
Get Started Now: The best way to get started is to either call or visit Wet Set Scuba in Stockbridge, GA to pick up your PADI Enriched Air Diver Manual and discuss your scheduling options. You can also get going right now by clicking on the PADI e-Learning link and calling to schedule your practical skill workshop.