Enriched Air Nitrox
What is Nitrox?
In recreational diving terms, enriched air (also known as nitrox or EANx) is breathing gas that contains a higher percentage of oxygen than regular air. Advantages of nitrox diving include longer dives and shorter surface intervals. The primary benefit of using nitrox whilst diving is that you will actually be exposed to less nitrogen when you go diving. The higher percentage of oxygen in the cylinder means you will be breathing less nitrogen.
More time to explore safely
On Bonaire, you can use this benefit to your advantage in a couple of ways. One option is to extend your no-stop time during your dives, so you get longer dive times, especially 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.
During the PADI Enriched Air Diver course, you can learn about planning nitrox dives using your dive computer. Most divers these days will use a dive computer when planning their dives. If you are thinking about purchasing your first dive computer, you can speak with your instructor about which dive computer will fit your needs and use it during the course. This will enhance your understanding of how your computer actually works.Book Course
- 12 Years Old
- A PADI Open Water Diver *
- Dive Computer
* Or qualifying certification from another training organization