PADI Enriched Air Diver (Theory only)
About the Course
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.
Colona Divers includes in the price PADI eLearning EANx. 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 before you arrive. You also have access to an online version of the Enriched Air Diver Manual. Available in languages; Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, (Japanese), (Russian) & Spanish (student to choose the language during the registration process).
Contents: Theory practical session with your PADI instructor at Colona Divers as well as two optional dives (not included in the course price).
Requirements: Open Water Diver
What is enriched air diving?
The most common use of nitrox mixtures containing oxygen in higher proportions than atmospheric air is in scuba diving, where the reduced partial pressure of nitrogen is advantageous in reducing nitrogen uptake in the body's tissues, thereby extending the practicable underwater dive time by reducing the decompression requirement, or reducing the risk of decompression sickness (also known as the bends).
What is the primary benefit of diving with enriched air?
The primary benefit of using enriched air nitrox is that it exposes you to less nitrogen than diving with air. This means, longer allowable bottom time and reduced no decompression limits compared to diving with air.
What are the prerequisites to take a nitrox course?
have a valid PADI Open Water Diver certification
be 12 years of age or older
be comfortable with your equipment
PADI EANx Nitrox Course eLearning
The PADI Nitrox eLearning adds the ease and convenience of tablet-based learning, allowing you to access the PADI course materials, manual and other content while offline before you arrive to do your diving. Make sure you download before coming to Egypt for best speed and to save on your roaming internet.
What does our PADI Nitrox eLearning package include?
This fully interactive platform includes the PADI EANx Manual, instruction videos, Knowledge Reviews and Certification Exams within one product.
After I take the exam online, what do I need to do to be certified?
You will have a practical session with your PADI instructor at Colona Divers as well as two optional dives (not included in the course price). During the practical session you will:
discuss managing oxygen exposure
practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank
set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox