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Enriched Air Diver: Stay Down Longer

Online Nitrox ClassDon't wait! Start your Nitrox Class right now, with our online Nitrox Course. PADI eLearning makes your diving education fit your schedule. Or give the Nitrox Class as a gift.

Looking to extend your bottom time? Then check out Dixie Divers' PADI Enriched Air Diver program. To enter the program, you'll need to be 15 or older and a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent).

Stay Down LongerThe PADI Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox) program will open your training to the realm of mixed gas diving. Learning how to dive Nitrox will significantly lengthen your bottom time, add to your understanding of your body's reaction to gas under pressure, and open up new dive sites for your exploration.

Dixie Divers offers you three easy ways to learn how to dive with Nitrox gas mixes:

  1. Take your nitrox class online, from the comfort of your home or favorite
  2. coffee shop.
  3. Swing by the shop, and take your class with a certified PADI Dive instructor. The class is only $99 (plus books).
  4. Nitrox classes with Dives off our boat Lady Go Diver. The package price $199, gives you two dives in open water while breathing Enriched Air with an instructor, and includes the class. (Books not included)
If you are ready to extend your dive experience further, we offer a combination that includes the PADI Advanced Open Water Certification and Nitrox Certification for only $499 (plus books). You can also take the Advanced Class online, or through our store!

Advanced Open Water + Nitrox Classs

Best Deal: Advanced Open Water + Nitrox = $499

  • Nitrox Certification.
  • Advanced Certification.
  • 5 dives off our boat Lady Go Diver.
  • 2 Nitrox tanks.
  • 3 air tanks
Not shopping for yourself? It's easy to give the Nitrox Class as a gift.

Enriched air works by increasing the percentage of oxygen in the air you are breathing. As you learned in your open water class, normal air is 21% oxygen, 79% nitrogen. Enriched air replaces some of that nitrogen with more oxygen, giving you as much as 40% oxygen in a tank of air. To find out how to make the most of your bottom time, stop by Dixie Divers and tell us that you want to dive Enriched Air today!

Did you know that Dixie Divers was instrumental in making the use of Nitrox legal? We made history in 1999, making it possible for instructors, dive guides and scuba divers to use Nitrox. In Nitrox diving, a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen gases replaces compressed air as the breathing gas. The partial pressure of nitrogen (a gas that causes decompression sickness) in the gas mixture is lower than it is in compressed air, and that lower pressure allows the diver to remain longer at specified depths than conventional SCUBA divers who breathe compressed air at those depths, and to do so without increasing their risk of decompression sickness.


We offer classes 7 days of week.





PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) eLearning Gift Certificate

Want to give the gift of scuba diving? Give your friends and loved ones an elearning access pass. Its a great gift for birthdays, holidays and special occasions.


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Instore class no boat trip




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