Sunday, 26 January 2014

Scuba Diving in the Gili Islands with Enriched Air Nitrox | Extend your limits with Trawangan Dive Center | Diving Indonesia

There are many dive centers in the Gili Islands most of which are based on Gili Trawangan. Trawangan Dive is one of few dive centers that offer Nitrox, or as many people prefer to call it “Enriched Air”.

The common term that is associated with Enriched Air is “Extend your Limits”. Many people will immediately assume this is related to diving deeper, but diving with enriched air is actually concerned with extending your given time at a certain depths and reducing your surface intervals. I does give you time duration benefits when diving deeper, but it needs to be planned effectively which is why it is important to get the best possible training

The PADI Enriched Air Diver is the most popular PADI Specialty Course offered and there are many reasons for that. Apart from the obvious reason of wishing to extend dive time and reduce surface interval time, customers here at Trawangan Dive often book an Enriched air course because they are planning a Livaboard trip with one of our affiliate Livaboard operations in Komodo or elsewhere and would rather take full advantage of the trip. Other reasons for using Enriched Air could be when diving on wrecks and in fact Trawangan Dive is one of only two dive centers here in the Gili Islands that are able to dive the Japanese Wreck in Lombok. Deep diving experiences may often be hampered by diving with a normal air mix due to the limited decompression time available and of course nitrox will allow a longer bottom time and therefore increase the experience for that particular dive. Enriched Air diving is also common amongst photographers who tend to make several long repetitive dives.

During the Enriched Air Diver Course you will learn
  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer.

There are a variety of Enriched Air Courses offered at Trawangan Dive. If you’re Interested in taking the PADI Enriched Air Specialty; check out our Gili Islands diving programs. If you are already an Enriched Air Diver and wish to take it further we offer the full range of TDI technical diving programs including the TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver. To find out more about our technical diving programs check out our Technical Diving Indonesia programs. Other programs include the PADI Nitrox Instructor Courses which is designed for PADI Instructors looking to increase the amount of courses they can offer. If you’re interested in becoming a PADI Nitrox Instructor check out our PADI IDC Indonesia website.



  1. This blog aware me about different programs which can become very useful for our friends and kids. Few websites provide combined courses and few of the are separately for single subject. Glad to get this information.
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