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ENRICHED AIR DIVER
Get more dive time to do what you love the most. Sign up now in your dive centre at the Albufeira Marina for this new adventure.
The most popular PADI course. Enriched air diving increases non-decompression time, especially in repetitive dives, allowing you to enjoy longer dives.
Full Dive Gear
PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver
Without Dives: 120.00 €
With Dives: 220.00 €
- AcademicYou’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll: Discuss managing oxygen exposure. Practice analysing oxygen content in your scuba tank. Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox. You may be able to get college credit for the PADI Enriched Air Diver course – ask your instructor to learn more.
- EquipmentMost modern scuba equipment and dive computers can be used with enriched air, but your PADI Instructor will let you know if your gear meets manufacturer recommendations and local requirements. However, scuba tanks must meet oxygen service standards and be dedicated for use with enriched air. You’ll practice using oxygen analysers and special cylinder decals. Your PADI Dive Centre or Resort staff will explain other equipment you may need to enjoy enriched air diving.
- Getting StartedSign up for Enriched Air Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. 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. You also have access to an online version of the Enriched Air Diver Manual. You can also choose to read the Enriched Air Diver Manual and watch the Enriched Air Diving video. Stop by your local PADI Dive Centre and Resort to enrol in the course, get your materials and start learning.