Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver course €169 / from
- Duration: 1 day
- Minimum requirements: Certified (Junior) Open Water diver or equivalent
- Minimum age: 12 years
About the Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver course course:
Enriched Air, also known as “nitrox”, is a form of breathing gas that allows divers to extend bottom time and reduce nitrogen loading.
You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:
- Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
- Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
- Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.
The fees include:
- All dives related to the course
- Rental equipment
The fees don’t include:
- Books and certification (prices depend on the chosen dive organisation)
For scuba divers seeking to enhance their underwater experiences, the Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver Course offers an exciting opportunity to delve deeper and extend their bottom times. As one of the most popular PADI specialty courses, Nitrox diving involves breathing a gas mixture with a higher concentration of oxygen than regular air. Nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of Hurghada, Red Sea, this course becomes an even more enticing prospect. Let’s explore what the Enriched Air Diver Course is, its benefits, and why choosing a reputable diving center like Diving Around in Hurghada can take your diving journey to new heights.
What is Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diving?
Enriched Air, often referred to as Nitrox, is a gas mixture with a higher oxygen content than the standard air we breathe. While regular air contains approximately 21% oxygen, Nitrox can have oxygen concentrations of up to 40% or more. The Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver Course teaches divers how to plan and execute dives using this gas blend, allowing for longer bottom times and shorter surface intervals.