Enriched Air become widespread, Enriched Air Instructor are sought
Enriched Air or Nitrox offers many benefits compare with air. This mix tends to democratize. More safety and more fun in exchange of few hours to learn the procedures. To become PADI Enriched Air Instructor, you must be a certified Enriched Air diver.
Why Enriched Air ?
The scuba diving has relatively low costs, but diving with air gas have disadvantages :
- limit your bottom time
- increase risk of decompression accidents associated with nitrogen
To prevent this problem, Enriched Air or Nitrox was created. The purpose is to change the mix gas with oxygen and nitrogen. During your PADI Open Water course, your learnt that by increasing the ambient pressure, the partial pressure of nitrogen become narcotic and reduced our bottom time. By increasing the amount of oxygen, you also reduce the amount of nitrogen. And we reduce the risk of decompression sickness and increase our bottom time. The PADI Enriched Air speciality teach you the procedures for the use of a enriched air tank.
Increase your value and marketability
Improve your credentials, marketability and earnings potential with this certification ! It’s the only specialty that can be combined with other PADI specialties, making it easy to market. Its optional dives and independent study options appeal to even the most time challenged recreational diver. The PADI Enriched Air Instructor rating is not included in the PADI Instructor Development Course. Before enrolling in this course, make sure that you are yourself a certified enriched air diver.
With the democratization of diaphragm air stations, blending enriched air gas is easier. Nitrox tends to popularize. In some countries or on some boats, it is common to get enriched air tanks for free. Becoming PADI Enriched Air Instructor, you can certify divers to use enriched air associated to a PADI Advanced Open Water course for example.