PADI Nitrox Diver

PADI Nitrox Diver

Learn to extend bottom times by safely adding oxygen to your breathing mix. Nitrox is a breathing gas that has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced divers. This course will cover the use of nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen.
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Mother Nature gave planet Earth an atmosphere made of air but she never said that it is the ideal breathing mix for divers ! If used properly, breathing nitrox instead of air allows the diver to:

  • increase minimum decompression time;
  • reduce the duration of decompression stops;
  • shorten surface intervals;
  • reduce post-dive physiological stress.


To access the course PADI Nitrox Diver and make two dives with oxygen enriched air in the protected marine area of Portofino

Maximize the benefits of oxygen enriched air by taking the PADI Nitrox Diver course in combination with the PADI Deep Diver or the PADI Wreck Diver courses.

This video was shot during a PADI Wreck Diver course in late October.

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Mohawk Deer © Portofino Divers

The PADI Nitrox Diver course at our center takes half a day, it includes two guided dives in the protected marine area of Portofino with oxygen-enriched air.

The course is divided into two parts:

  • Konowledge Development
    Self-study of the digital version of the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox manual, to learn the basics of nitrox diving.

  • Experience Dives
    2 guided dives in the Portofino marine protected area.
    After analyzing and correctly marking their tanks, the students take part in our morning dive trip together with an instructor.

  • The meeting time at our center is at 8:00, the return to the port is expected around 13:00.

You can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the innovative interactive system PADI eLearning®.

Our experience shows that the digital versions of the manual are preferable because they allow the student:

    • to start to study at home at his own pace;
    • to optimize the time with the instructor;
    • to dedicate more time to in-water practice;
    • freeing up valuable pleasure time during the stay.

Rates per person

Boat dives, tanks and weights, digital training materials and certification fees

PADI Nitrox Diver

290 half-day

  • 2 dives
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PADI Nitrox Diver
+ PADI Deep Diver

690 2 days

  • 4 dives
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Our PADI Nitrox Diver classes are carried out on daily basis and can be booked through our online booking center.