Enriched Air / Nitrox – Your next step in dive training

The PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty is the most popular PADI Specialty for certified divers. From the age of 12 years old, with a certification of Open Water, divers can take this course which can be completed in just a few hours, either at home via E-Learning or in the dive shop.

So what are the benefits of diving on Enriched air or Nitrox?

The main benefit for using enriched air whilst diving is that you are exposed to less nitrogen when you are diving. The higher the percentage of oxygen usually either 32% or 36% in the cylinder means you will be breathing less nitrogen.

You can use this to your advantage in a few of ways; one is to extend your no stop time during your dives, so you get longer bottom time and dive times, this helps us give you the longest dive possible especially with our high pressure steel tanks, and is a huge advantage when completing repetitive dives.

Alternatively, you might prefer to continue to dive within the no stop limits for air, but use the reduced intake of nitrogen to increase your personal safety margin whilst diving.

On the Enriched Air Diver course, you will learn about planning enriched air dives on 32% and 36% using dive tables or your dive computer. Learn the most important considerations when planning enriched air dives learning about partial gas pressures at depth and how that effects your physiology.

At Aldora Divers we want to give our divers the longest dives possible, minimum 70 minutes but usually averaging about 90 mins, diving on Enriched Air allows us to do this, giving us longer bottom times on the best dive sites and allowing us to show you the very best of Cozumel!

If you are not certified in Enriched Air you should really consider it for your next dive trip with us. It couldn’t be easier to begin.

The Enriched Air speciality is an E-Learning course, you can choose to complete it at home before arrival so you can start diving straight away on Nitrox under the guidance and instruction of our Enriched Air Instructors.

The Course is $200 USD including materials and 2 Nitrox fills, or choose the E-Learning option and just pay $20 USD for 2 Nitrox fills.

For more information about how to get started contact us at frontdesk@aldora.com

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