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PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality COURSE

PADI PADI Enriched Air Diver

Who should take this course?

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular speciality scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no stop dive 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.

If you’re a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enrol in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course. If you haven’t yet qualified, then talk to us about running the Enriched Air Speciality alongside your Open Water Diver course.


“Absolutely chuffed with how this weekend has gone, I’m filled with absolute gratitude towards you and Robin for sharing your knowledge with me and giving me such first-class tuition. Thank you so much!” 


Open Water & Dry Suit Diver Student

What will you learn?

You’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 scuba dives, you’ll:

  • Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
  • Practice analysing oxygen content in your scuba tank, and using effective cylinder marking.
  • Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.


What scuba gear will you use?

Most modern scuba equipment and dive computers can be used with enriched air, but we can discuss with you if your gear meets manufacturer recommendations. Scuba cylinders must meet oxygen service standards, and these are available to use on the course if you don’t have your own. We have multiple oxygen analysers to use, so you will get experience with different models, preparing you for a variety of analysers you may come across at a dive centre or resort in the future.

Hidden Depths Scuba School run two weekly pool dives around Bristol, primarily for scuba training, but also open to club members

Want to Join The dive Club?

How to join

Our dive club membership runs annually and is renewed every January.

To sign up for the dive club all you need to do is submit a Club Membership form along with your club membership fee of £45.

Updates are sent out through email, and you will have access to our members-only Facebook group which is ideal for arranging dives with other club members.