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.
- Portofinodivers team
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
- you must be certified PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent certification level;
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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
PADI Nitrox Diver
+ PADI Deep Diver
€ 690 2 days
- 4 dives
Our PADI Nitrox Diver classes are carried out on daily basis and can be booked through our online booking center.