Enriched Air Diver
For divers wanting to bring their underwater adventures to the next level, enriched air nitrox (EANx) has plenty of benefits. One of the biggest reasons that divers use EANx is because it can extend bottom time.
What is EANx? The typical air humans breath is approximately 79 percent nitrogen and 21 percent oxygen, with trace amounts of other gases. EANx has more oxygen and less nitrogen than air does, so you have extended no stop times for a given depth because you absorb nitrogen at a slower rate.
Before you use EANx, you’ll want to learn about how the body reacts to breathing varying oxygen levels under different depths of water. The PADI Enriched Air Diver course can teach you everything you need to know.
The Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course. Here’s a sample of what you’ll learn:
- Techniques for getting more dive time by using EANx
- Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
- Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer
After you take the course you’ll be amazed at how EANx expands what you’re able to do while diving. You’ll have more time to explore and pursue your favorite underwater activities like taking photos or video.
In addition to all these benefits, the PADI Enriched Air Diver course counts toward your Master Scuba Diver rating – the highest non professional rating in recreational diving. It is also a prerequisite for all TecRec courses (except Tec Sidemount Diver and PADI Rebreather Diver) if you wish to proceed into the world of PADI TecRec.