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doimber
08-20-2009, 17:42
do you know how old you have to be to take the nitrox course with padi or any other agency?






super noob

CompuDude
08-20-2009, 17:52
From: Enriched Air Diver Courses - Scuba Diving Nitrox - PADI Professional Association of Diving Instructors (http://www.padi.com/scuba/padi-courses/diver-level-courses/view-all-padi-courses/enriched-air-diver/default.aspx)

Prerequisites:

To enroll in the PADI Enriched Air Diver course, you must

* Be 15 years or older
* Have a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)

debyrn
09-15-2009, 21:35
My son is 14 and is Nitrox certified with SSI.

navyhmc
09-15-2009, 22:09
CD and debyrn beat me to it. Most agencies are 14 or 15,

mm2002
09-19-2009, 20:14
I recently read where the ICDP NWYA were trying to raise the age limit to 21 yrs and older for nitrox certs. I don't see why it would matter to them since they are non-sanctioned.

navyhmc
09-20-2009, 01:24
I recently read where the ICDP NWYA were trying to raise the age limit to 21 yrs and older for nitrox certs. I don't see why it would matter to them since they are non-sanctioned.

Pardon my ignorance, but what is ICDP NWYA?:smiley20:

mm2002
09-20-2009, 06:54
Institute of Correct Diving Practices No Matter Who You Are.

Never heard of them?

navyhmc
09-20-2009, 10:46
Institute of Correct Diving Practices No Matter Who You Are.

Never heard of them?

No...I guess I'm going to die:smiley36:

mm2002
09-20-2009, 16:35
No...I guess I'm going to die:smiley36:


Well, to be brutally honest....yes you are. If, in this relatively short life we live, we could figure out a way to take "death" out of the equation.........there would be people with a zillion dives logged! How cool would that be?? :smiley36:

navyhmc
09-21-2009, 21:32
No...I guess I'm going to die:smiley36:


Well, to be brutally honest....yes you are. If, in this relatively short life we live, we could figure out a way to take "death" out of the equation.........there would be people with a zillion dives logged! How cool would that be?? :smiley36:

Good point....:smiley20: :smiley36:

Atomic_Diver315
02-06-2010, 15:53
15 years old

thecheeseman
02-10-2010, 15:34
I am 14 and also Nitrox certified with SSI. PADI is 15, I believe, but it can't hurt talking to your LDS. I highly reccomond taking the course, I still don't know whether it was mental or actually the nitrox but I was much less tired after dives and literally thought I could see clearer. (on my "deeper" dives [65-85] it made a difference, on the "shallow" dives [25-30] i couldn't tel at all.)

then again, it could have been all mental, but i don't care because it helped :)

B Lo
05-23-2010, 19:46
My understanding is that nearly every certification organization lists this info on their website. Most have "specialty" course areas that include basic nitrox training. As I recall, some of the age requirements are much higher than others.

ScubaStevo
06-02-2010, 11:36
I just took the NAUI Nitrox course, and the minimum age was 15 for NAUI.