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Enriched air diver eLearning course

Enriched air diver eLearning course




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Enriched Air Diver eLearning Course


The enriched air diver eLearning course comprises self-study material. It does not include the practical side of the course which is available at an additional cost.

 The enriched air diver course is the most popular PADI speciality course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you additional no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. Enriched air, also known as nitrox is a form of breathing gas and besides extending your bottom time it will also reduce your nitrogen loading. 

The PADI Enriched Air Diver eLearning course takes 4 hours to complete. After completing the online program, you will then apply your knowledge by practising procedures for obtaining and analyzing enriched air. 

In addition, there is the option to complete two open water enriched air dives. 

This certification also counts towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating. The course fee only covers online training, assessments, and certification card. 

Practical training fees, dives, dive equipment, student slate, and logbook are available at additional cost from Big Squid.

  Enriched Air Diver eLearning Course Academic Section

Learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and reduced nitrogen content allows for more bottom time. Additionally, you will also cover enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, you will

  • Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
  • Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
  • Set your dive computer so it is ready for diving with enriched air nitrox.

  Prerequisites & Requirements

  • Age Requirement: 12 years or older
  • Course Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Time Commitment: Approximately 4 hours

  Available Languages

For further information on other available languages, please contact us.


Most modern scuba equipment and dive computers are designed, for use with enriched air. Your PADI Instructor will tell you if your equipment meets manufacturer recommendations and local requirements. However, scuba cylinders must meet oxygen service standards and dedicated for use with enriched air. You’ll practice using oxygen analyzers and cylinder decals. 


Sign up for Enriched Air Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system covers all the enriched air diver course content allowing 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.