Enriched Air Diving

NITROX Tanks on Boat

Why Dive Enriched Air (Nitrox)?

For beginning divers, enriched air diving may seem somewhat frightening. After all, the PADI Open Water Diver Manual warns that enriched air is dangerous and off limits to anyone who has not been trained to use it.

So why do divers use enriched air and why should you consider taking the PADI Enriched Air Diver course? The reasons are simple regardless of your current certification level: diving enriched can extend your bottom times, reduce your surface intervals, and increase the number of dives you can safely do in a day.

This article discusses the benefits and issues related to diving enriched air. If you are considering taking the Enriched Air diving course, this article is a great place to start learning how diving enriched air could benefit you as a diver.


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For more information on Enriched Air diving or to sign up for our next dry suit class, see our Enriched Air Diver course description.