Why Dive Enriched Air

Why Should I Dive Enriched Air?

by Jerry Otte (PADI Master Instructor)

For beginning divers, enriched air diving may seem somewhat frightening. After all, the PADI Open Water Diver student materials warn that enriched air is dangerous and off limits to anyone who has not been trained to use it.

So why do divers use enriched air and why should you consider taking the PADI Enriched Air Diver course? The reasons are simple regardless of your current certification level: diving enriched can extend your bottom times, reduce your surface intervals, and increase the number of dives you can safely do in a day.

This article discusses the benefits and issues related to diving enriched air. If you are considering taking the Enriched Air diving course, this article is a great place to start learning how diving enriched air could benefit you as a diver.