course prerequisites

Training Prerequisites

PADI Open Water Divers or equivalent or

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old.


Age Requirements

The PADI Search and Recovery Driver Course is for ages 12 Years and Older.



Common Misconceptions About Enriched Air (Nitrox)

Nitrox is only for Deep Diving. Not true

Actually Nitrox is a shallow gas not a deep gas. The primary purpose for breathing enriched air Nitrox is to increase your bottom time at shallower depths. Nitrox 32% have a maximum operating depth of 110 feet and Nitrox 36% has a maximum operating depth of 90 feet. I Need Special Equipment to Dive Nitrox No. Most scuba equipment made over the last 5 to 7 years is Nitrox compatible up to 40%. With the older equipment usually is as simple as changing a few offerings to make it Nitrox compatible.



Depth Restrictions After Certification

This PADI course does not increase your maximum depth rating. Standard depth restrictions apply.


Waivers and Liability Releases

all participants will need to have a completed set of liability releases signed and dated prior to any in water training. Note: Participants under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian signatures as well. No exceptions.

For this Course you will need the following releases:

1 PADI Continuing Education Administrative Document 10038

2 PADI Equipment rental release form

3 PADI Boat dive release form


Course Duration

The classroom portion of the class last about 3 hours.


Required PADI Course Materials

You have a choice of academic materials for your course

The PADI Enriched Air Diver Crewpak.

The crewpak includes Package includes EANX Manual (required), DVD (required viewing), EANX 32%, 36% and O2 Equivalent Air Depth Tables (all required) and the Enriched Air Tables Study Guide and Instructions for Use.

Or the

Enriched Air Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option

The web-based system covers all the enriched air diver course content and allows you to study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Enriched Air Diver Manual..

As per PADI standards each student is required to purchase from us their own PADI Enriched Air Diver Crewpak (printed), or Enriched Air Diver Touch (Digital Certification Pak)

Scuba Diving with Enriched Air (Nitrox)

Get Your PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver Certification Today.

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. The Fun Part Divers breathing underwater with Enriched Air (Nitrox) You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty course. This course is designed to qualify recreational divers to use enriched air (“Nitrox”) for non stop recreational diving. The program addresses the use of enriched air with 22 percent to 40 percent oxygen, with emphasis on enriched air with 32 and 36 percent oxygen.

Course Overview

During the Enriched Air (Nitrox) course you will learn how to properly select the best mix for your dive through some simple calculations for the proper mix. You'll also learn how to use your enriched air, equivalent air depth and oxygen exposure tables to plan your dive. Finally you will learn how to properly label your tank, calibrate and use an oxygen analyzer to verify your mix.

Four computer divers you will learn how to set your dive computers to the proper mix. You will also have to set and confirm your dive computers partial pressure settings. Once you are familiar with your dive computers operation and how to set the proper mix and partial pressure you will be ready to start planning a dive.

Most dive computers will have an onboard dive planning mode which will tell you your maximum bottom time and depth for any given mix.




Traditional Academics included with your course

You begin the academics in the comfort of your own home. Once you sign up for the course, you will receive all the academic materials needed to complete the home study portion of your course. To start your course you will watch The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver course video and complete your knowledge reviews in your PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver Manual. This will get you ready for Your classroom session.

Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your first class session.



Optional PADI Online Academics

The PADI online academics program is great for students who are short on time. Bypass the classroom with the PADI online academics system. You will complete all of your academics in the comfort of your own home at your own pace.

Step one: Log onto the PADI online system and complete your online academics.

Step two: During the classes scheduled classroom academic session. You will come into the shop and under the direct supervision of your PADI instructor and take a quiz that will verify you have completed your online academics.

There are additional costs associated with the PADI online academic program. The cost is $179 per person and is not included in our standard or group courses. Note: online academics is not available for ages 12 and under.



PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Training Dives

For the PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) course there are no training dives required. Most students will take this course as soon as they become open water divers or they will take a right before doing their advanced open water diver course in order to be able to extend their bottom time on their deeper dives. If you would like to add training dives to your PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) course you may do so when you sign up for the course. Just select additional training dives.

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Required Equipment For optional Training Dives

At this level divers should have a complete set of personal SCUBA gear.

Don't panic if you need rental equipment we have it available for your class.

If you are adding Enriched Air (Nitrox) dives to your course you will need the following equipment Mask, Snorkel, Fins, BCD, Regulators, Dive computer, Thermal protection, Tanks and Weights. (We do not rent Thermal protection)

Additional required equipment for this class

It is deftly not mandatory however you should consider having your own oxygen analyzer if you're going to be in Enriched Air (Nitrox) diver.

If you would like to purchase your own equipment, we guarantee the best price in town and extended warranties on everything purchased from us. If you’re going to be a diver it is best to have your own personal gear for fit and comfort.

You should always purchase your SCUBA diving equipment from the dive center where you do your training. Your SCUBA instructor is definitely more qualified to make sure you select the proper equipment for your needs. Your instructor will also make sure your equipment is properly adjusted and ready for your class. Nobody beats our prices or customer service guaranteed.

We carry all the best gear in store and online At scubadiveit.com for all your SCUBA diving adventures

Note: new scuba diving equipment always requires minor adjustments and a safety inspection before it is used. If you purchased your scuba equipment online or from a third-party to use in our class and it has a malfunction or requires adjustments during your training you will have to pay an additional cost for those adjustments. Our minimum service charge is $45

We do not accept equipment that is unsafe or damaged to be usedin anyof our programs. If you have any questions on whether the equipment you have will be acceptable for this program, please contact us prior to class for a free equipment evaluation. We service and repair Scuba equipment. Safety First!


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