PADI Enriched Air Nitrox

The Course

Diving with Enriched Air (Nitrox) allows you to extend your no-decompression limits and have shorter surface intervals. This is a great benefit for all dives and especially if you are planning a liveaboard dive trip. On the PADI Enriched Air specialty you will learn how to plan and execute EAN dives (22-40% oxygen) using dive computers. This certification will allow you to dive with Enriched Air on your next holiday and counts towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.

Course Outline

The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) specialty course consists of knowledge development and practical exercises followed by two OPTIONAL open water dives. Initially you complete some self study using the PADI Enriched Air manual and DVD. You then attend a classroom session with a PADI instructor, who will review your learning and carry out some practical exercises with you before completing a short quiz.

You may complete two optional open water dives using Enriched Air. This enables you to plan, conduct and experience Enriched Air dives, including analysing your gas and completing your logbook at the end.

These optional dives will cost an additional £70 including equipment hire and Enriched Air fills.

Course Duration & Schedules

Having completed some self study using the course manual and DVD you will attend one classroom session at New Horizons Dive Centre from 10:00. Two optional Open Water water dives may be completed in one day at Capernwray or on one of our trips.

Classroom sessions are currently scheduled on the following dates:

  • February: Saturday 17th
  • May: Saturday 12th
  • July: Saturday 7th
  • October: Saturday 27th

Open Water dives can be arranged and completed on a convenient date whenever we’re in open water.

New Horizons aims to be flexible with arranging courses to suit your schedule. Please contact us to book on to one of the scheduled dates or to arrange an alternative to suit you.

This course can also be completed while on a NHDC trip; talk to us about your options for completing this course at a time & date to suit.



£109 without two optional Enriched Air dives.

£40 supplement payable if drysuit pool training is required.

Discounts available if completed on a NHDC trip.


  • PADI Ultimate Enriched Air Crewpack (Manual and study guide, DVD)
  • Instruction
  • PADI certification fees
  • Full Equipment Hire and Enriched Air fills (for optional dives)

Not Included

  • Travel and entry fees (about £17) to the open water site (for optional dives)


PADI Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent from another training agency).

Minimum age: 15 years old.

Medical: You need to be in good health and reasonably fit, all students will need to fill in a Statement of Risks and Liabilities prior to participation.

To Book

Contact us to answer any questions and to confirm availability. We will confirm your place on the course once we have received the completed Course Booking Form.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us or call in to the dive centre.