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Diving with Nitrox in Wakatobi

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Longer Bottom Times. Shorter Surface Intervals. These are among the many benefits of diving Nitrox - a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen in which the concentration of oxygen is greater than that found in air. You've no doubt heard of Nitrox, probably know divers who use it. Using Nitrox safely requires special training and certification.

Wakatobi Resort is associated with PADI, SDI & TDI. You can chose any Nitrox course option (minimum age 15) as long as you hold already any kind of open water diving license - the licenses are recognized by all diving associations.

Get Nitrox Certified online before your Wakatobi trip!
There are three (3) convenient ways to get certified.

  • SDI:
    This is a online course you can take at home. You don't have to spend any of your holiday time taking a class. Upon arriving at the resort, you will have a short knowledge review and a review of practical introduction by an instructor then you are ready to go! This is the preferred option.
    Learn more about the SDI training

  • PADI traditional course:
    You can take a traditional PADI course upon arriving at the resort or at some other PADI facility. Upon arriving at the resort, students read a booklet, watch a video and then complete materials in the booklet. You will review and discuss important points with our instructor before taking a written test. Upon successfully completing the course and examination you will be Nitrox certified. You will have to spend time during your holiday to take the course.
    Learn more about the PADI training

  • PADI online course:
    This is an online course you take at home before travelling to Wakatobi. The PADI Enriched Air Diver course online includes all the knowledge development requirements for the course. You'll also have unlimited access to the PADI Enriched Air Diver manual online for reference after you have completed the course.
    Learn more about the PADI online training


  • TDI: This is a NITROX course which requires to read a book, a presentation by the instructor and delivers a deeper understanding of the matter. Best option for people who intend to further their knowledge with follow-up TDI courses such as Advanced Nitrox and Closed Circuit Rebreather.
    Learn more about the TDI training

SDI Computer Nitrox Diver Course

SDI: this is a online course and it teaches Nitrox to be used with a Nitrox dive computer (no tables needed!). The guests have the choice to study it online and do the test before visiting us, or they can do the course online at the resort. No teaching materials have to be shipped. From the beginning of your stay in Wakatobi Resort you will dive NITROX already! Certification will be awarded in the resort after a short knowledge review and practical introduction by an instructor. We feel this is the most convenient option.

Through SDI's on-line training program, you can complete most of the required academic study in the comfort and convenience of your home or office. And, with SDI programs, you'll learn to dive Nitrox the modern way, using Nitrox-programmable dive computers instead of arcane formulas and complicated tables.

When you are done with the self-study portion of the course, you will meet with your SDI instructor to review your final exam (academic review)and to take part in a brief, practical application session. Here you will get hands-on experience with oxygen analyzers and Nitrox computers. And from the beginning of your stay in Wakatobi Resort you will dive NITROX already!

When you have completed the academic review and practical application sessions, your SDI Dive Center will order your permanent certification card. What could be easier? Nitrox opens a world of possibilities, leading to better, more enjoyable diving. What are you waiting for?

Get Started Now!

Ask us for a code at the special price of $110 USD, then start the lesson straight away with the code by clicking here or on the sample signup form at the right. The cost of the course if you sign up online without the code is $119.95 USD. Please note, that the online code fee does not include the certification fee of USD 35. You can also do the SDI Nitrox course online during your stay with us. In this case, you don't need to sign up online until you arrive at the resort.

Sign up for SDI Training

PADI Enriched Air Diver Course

Why PADI Enriched Air Diver?
Maximize your time with the upgraded PADI Enriched Air Diver course. Enriched Air Diver saves you time by allowing you to:

  • Stay underwater longer
  • Get back into the water sooner
  • Get your certification while simultaneously completing dives for other PADI courses Plus, by diving with Enriched Air you may feel less tired on your vacation.
What do I need to start?
All you need is your open water diver certification. (You must be 15 years of age or older).

What will I do?
You will learn preparation and diving procedures involved with enriched air diving.

How soon can I be diving on enriched air?
Just a mini workshop and a couple dives and you'll be on your way.

  • Recommended Course Hours: 12
  • Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day

What will I need?
You'll need your PADI Enriched Air Crew-Pak, which includes an Enriched Air 32 percent Table, Enriched Air 36 percent Table and Equivalent Air Depth/Oxygen Exposure Table.

Your cost of the PADI course taken at Wakatobi is $160 USD and includes all materials and training.

PADI Enriched Air Diver Course – More Info

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course online includes all the knowledge development requirements for the course. You'll also have unlimited access to the PADI Enriched Air Diver manual online for reference after you have completed the course.

After enrolling, PADI's eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

Prior to certification as a PADI Enriched Air Diver, you must complete a Quick Review, a Practical Application session and either two enriched air training dives or predive simulations, with one of our PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructors.

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course online is USD 220 (nonrefundable) and needs to be paid for by credit card through PADIs website. This fee covers the knowledge development training as well as unlimited access to the PADI Enriched Air Diver manual online. There is an additional USD 65 fee to be paid at Wakatobi for participation in the Practical Application session, the enriched air training dives and certification upon successfully completing the course.

The PADI Enriched Air Diver Course online will take approximately 3 hours to complete.

Please click here to sign-up for the PADI Enriched Air Diver course online.

Please make sure to affiliate with “Wakatobi Dive Resorts” when you get to the following page. This allows us to follow your process of the online studies and receive a notification when you have successfully completed the online course.

Please enter “Wakatobi Dive Resorts” (note the final “s” in resorts) into the textbox “Enter Dive Shop name” and click the submit button. When you scroll down you will see our resort in the search result.

TDI Nitrox Diver Course

This is the entry-level technical diving certification course for recreational divers wishing to utilize enriched air Nitrox (EAN) as a breathing gas. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for using Nitrox mixes from twenty two (22) to forty (40) percent oxygen content.

Student Pre-Requisites
The student must:

  • Be a minimum age of fifteen (15).
  • Have a Minimum certification of Open Water Diver or a current enrolment in an Open Water Diver course.
Course Structure, Duration and Training Materials

  • Open Water Execution:
    Two (2) Nitrox dives are recommended but are not required. However, optional dives are desirable to effectively demonstrate the advantages of EAN use in practical field use.
  • Duration:
    The suggested number of classroom hours is three(3).
  • Required material
    TDI Understanding Nitrox diver manual

Required Skill Performance and Graduation Requirements
Maximum training depths shall not exceed forty (40) msw / one hundred thirty (130) fsw. The following open water skills must be completed by the student during all open water dives:


  1. Use TDI Tables to plan a Nitrox dive taking advantage of EAD calculations.
  2. Create a simple written dive plan for a Nitrox dive to an appropriate depth (MOD calculated with P02's between 1.3 and 1.6 depending on environmental conditions).
  3. Demonstrate correct use of oxygen analyzer.
  4. Demonstrate correct tank management and labeling.
  5. Conduct simple pre-dive briefing (may be simulated if dives are not part of program).
  6. Program Nitrox computer - if used -- with appropriate oxygen percentage if used.

In order to complete this course, students must:

  • Satisfactorily complete the TDI Nitrox Course written examination.
  • Demonstrate understanding of oxygen analysis for Nitrox mixtures.