PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course

3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard

Enriched Air (also known as Nitrox) is a Nitrogen/Oxygen mix that has a greater percentage of Oxygen and a lesser percentage of Nitrogen in it than normal air which means safer diving and potentially longer bottom times due to reduced nitrogen absorption. Enriched Air diving is ideal when doing multiple dives over multiple days like on our 3 day dive trip.

This course is run in conjunction with our 3 day 2 night dive trip and consists of some theory and 2 training dives so it can all be easily completed onboard as there are no formal classroom sessions involved with this course.

The theory involved requires you to read first the PADI "Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course manual and answer the relevant knowledge reviews before completing the two training dives. You will have plenty of free time to complete your knowledge reviews on the initial trip out to the reef.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in up to 11 dives, 9 day dives and 2 night dives, over the duration of the trip and once completed your Enriched Air Divers course all remaining dives can be dived on Nitrox.

Pre-requisite for this course is a PADI Open water certificate or the equivalent certification with another training agency. (Minimum certification PADI Junior Open Water and 12 years of age)

Courses Commence

  • English (Only) - Every day except Tuesday

Course Schedule

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  • 3 day and 2 night dive trip
  • PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) manual (available in English only)
  • Accommodation transfers Cairns City & Northern Beaches
  • 11 Dives (weather permitting)
  • Dive insurance
  • Passport photos (required for certification)
  • Twin cabin and Double accommodation onboard
  • All onboard meals
  • Bed linen (towel not included)
  • All dive and snorkelling equipment - includes dive computer, all remaining dives on Enriched air (Nitrox) fills as required, wetsuit & prescription mask (if required)

Optional Extras

Digital Underwater Camera's are available for hire at a cost of AUD$40 per dive

Cancellation and Refund Policy

You can cancel your course for any reason at any time up to 48 hours prior to the trip departure and receive a full refund of all money paid to Pro Dive Cairns. There is no refund for any reason after this time. If you plan to book through a travel agent please ask if they have any cancellation fees.

Important Information for Course Participants

Prior to commencing your Continuing Education Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assessment Continuing Education Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner preferably with experience in diving medicine to obtain a dive medical certificate that states that you are fit to undertake recreational diver training.

To avoid disappointment we suggest that you complete the Continuing Education Student Diver Medical Declaration and if necessary obtain a dive medical from a doctor prior to commencement. (Any costs associated in this process are payable direct to the doctor). This must be completed within 12 months of the course commencement.

If you are unsure about a specific medical condition please check with your doctor or with us prior to making your reservation.

Help in finding a diving doctor.

Flying after diving: We recommend that you do not fly within 24 hours of diving. This means that the earliest you should fly is 12 pm (midday) on the day after your trip concludes.

Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course$1,030.00
Extra Charge**$80.00
Total price$1,110.00


* Prices valid from 01 April to 31 March

** Extra Charge: This additional fee includes a Government Environmental Management Charge as well as Port Departure Tax and administration costs.

Rates are per person and in Australian Dollars (Currency Converter).


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