PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) course in Bali
Nitrox full course
Nitrox course with online learning (click here)
$205 for online learning + $40 for practical application in Bali
Looking to extend your bottom time? Then sign-up for PADI's Enriched Air Diver course. You can choose to take the whole course here in Bali with our PADI Instructor (takes a few hours in our classroom) or take the theory online at home. If you take the theory online you'll just need a few minutes to complete the course when you arrive in Bali and meet our Instructor. The Nitrox course itself doesn't require any dives but at Bali Scuba we give free Nitrox for two dives each day so whether you take the whole course here or choose the online option you'll be able to use Nitrox on all your dive trips (except remote sites in North West Bali).
This Nitrox program emphasizes the theoretical and operational considerations involved with enriched air diving to allow you to make the most of your bottom time. Stay longer!
What is Nitrox?
The gas you are breathing now - air! - consists of approximately 21% oxygen, 79% nitrogen. This is what you normally dive with too. Nitrox (also called Enriched Air or EANx) has a higher percentage of oxygen with a corresponding lower percentage of nitrogen. The most common percentages of oxygen are 32% and 36%. The PADI Enriched Air Course qualifies you to dive with up to 40% oxygen.
Why is it so popular?
More dive time for one tank! With higher percentages of oxygen no-decompression limits are longer, because less nitrogen is getting absorbed than if doing the same dive on air. For example a dive to 30m using 36% oxygen allows a bottom time of 35 minutes, compared with only 20 minutes if using air.
What are the concerns?
The biggest concern is the danger of oxygen poisoning (not a problem if diving on air to recreational diving depths). Also, because diving Nitrox generally adds an extra step in the dive planning process, there is a potentially increased risk of miscalculating. Both of these concerns are fully covered on the course.
Do I need any special equipment?
No - for percentages of oxygen up to 40% you can dive with your usual equipment.
What does the course involve?
Just a few hours at our classroom here in Sanur. No dives are required for the course itself, but after taking the course we give free Nitrox for at least two dives each day.
Must be at least 15 years old and be a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent
Complete the form below to book your Nitrox course in Bali or if you need more information or sign up here for the online course.