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Enriched Air Diver Specialty

Class Description: This course trains you to dive with a specially marked tank that is filled with a gas containing a higher percentage of oxygen than normal air.

About the Class: This course can be done either online or in a classroom with an instructor. You learn the benefits of breathing a gas containing a higher percentage of oxygen as well as the associated dangers. You plan your dives to keep them safe and use enriched air to get more enjoyment out of your diving. There are no required dives with this specialty but you can choose to include two optional dives if you wish.

What You Can Do: You are able to get scuba tanks filled with enriched air (up to 40% oxygen) to extend your bottom time and get more enjoyment out of your dives.

Prerequisites: You have to be Open Water certified and at least 12 years old.

Equipment: Most divers will want to have an Enriched Air compatible dive computer, although you can plan your dives with your Recreational Dive Planner. If you own your own scuba tank, you will want to get it cleaned and marked for filling with Enriched Air.

Costs: $100

What's Next: This specialty can be used towards your Master Scuba Diver rating. It is also a requirement if you would like to do PADI Tec/Rec courses.

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