Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty PADI Course
Get the most popular PADI® Specialty: Enriched Air Nitrox Program!
1 day | 2 Open Water Dives
Enjoy longer dives with more no decompression dive time: see more, enjoy longer and smile bigger!
The Enriched Air Diver course is PADI's most popular specialty, scuba diving. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox offers you more no decompression dive time. You can generally stay down longer and get back to the water sooner.
Diving with NITROX means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. Many divers choose this specialty as their first one.
Get the most out of your dive travels, see more marine life and enjoy longer dive times!
Why use Enriched Air?
Enriched air (Nitrox or EANx) is a mixture of breathing gas that contains more oxygen than regular air (and therefore less Nitrogen).
Get that unique blend of gas and enrich your diving experience!
The amount of Nitrogen in your body always dictates how long and deep you can stay diving underwater. The deeper and longer, the more Nitrogen your body will absorb.
Enough air in your tank to continue diving, but have you reached your max Nitrogen consumption for the dive? We can feel the frustration, as now you need to end the dive due to your no-decompression limits (NDL)...
Diving with Nitrox reduces the amount of Nitrogen entering the body due to the higher oxygen percentage. How cool is that! Whoop-whoop, your NDLs are extended, and in the same situation as before, you would now be able to continue your dive and have an increased bottom time.
Benefits of diving with Nitrox
- Safety. Less Nitrogen absorption means a lesser chance of Decompression Sickness
- Extended bottom time
- Shorter surface intervals
- Longer repetitive dive times
- Reduced exhaustion
Let's get your PADI® Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Certification!
Turn yourself into a fully qualified PADI Enriched Air Diver in juste a day and reap all the benefits of breathing oxygen-enriched air!
During the EAN Course, you will learn:
- What Enriched Air (Nitrox) is
- The benefits and concerns of diving with Enriched Air
- How to dive with Nitrox
- Check, analyze and mark your Enriched Air Tanks
- Set a dive computer to Enriched Air
|Prerequisites||Be a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent, able to swim, medically fit for diving (please complete the PADI Medical Form and bring to orientation), comfortable in the water
|Total time commitment||1 day
|Minimum age||12 years old or older
Koh Tao Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Course package includes:
- 2 training dives on Nitrox
- Free shuttle service Koh tao Pier - Resort
- Insurance coverage
- Rental dive equipment
- Use of Dive Computers during the course
- PADI e-material
- PADI e-card on completion
- Complimentary refreshments, coffee, fruit and snacks on our diving boat
Theory only or Combo AOW + EAN available
Doing a "non-diving" Nitrox course with theory, gas analysis, and tank fill logging is possible. In that case, the course price is lower. Please, check the options.
Any concern? Don't worry, we are here to support you and answer all of your questions.
You have not dived for a while and feel that your knowledge and skills are rusty.
We suggest you start with a Refresher Course in our on-site pool.
This quick course will re-visit your dive theory/safety and will include essential dive skills circuit, diving hand signals, and equipment setup.
By the end of your refresher, you'll feel much more confident to enjoy your training dives.
Get in touch to arrange your refresher today!
IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving
When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.
The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.
If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.
Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.
Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.