PADI Night Diver Specialty Course
Diving at night isn’t just cool, it’s also the chance to witness nocturnal marine life on the prowl. Animals like eels, lobsters, shrimps, crabs and octopuses can be seen during the day, but typically they are laying low, waiting for nightfall when they leave their assorted lairs to hunt. And, in addition to seeing these new behaviours, the experience of night diving makes anyone a stronger, safer buddy in the water. Because if you can dive in the dark, you’ll also be more comfortable in low-light, overhead and other environments.
The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge. If you’ve wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enrol in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.
The Fun Part
The fun part of this course allows you to see the marine environment in a unique light (no pun intended!)
What do I need to start?
Participants must hold a minimum diver certification of PADI Open Water Diver, or an equivalent rating
Minimum Age: 12 Years old
What will I do?
- The appeal of night diving.
- Night diving equipment.
- Planning night dives.
- Reacting properly to special night diving situations.
- Night diving techniques.
Before, during and after each of the Three Open Water Dives you will be required to demonstrate practical application of all aspects of planning and preparation, plus demonstrate correct diving protocols and skills commensurate with holding a Night diver certification.
How long will it take?
Minimum Open Water Training: Three dives over two days
Minimum Depth: 6 Meters Maximum of 20 Meters
What will I need?
PADI’s Night Diver video on DVD provides an overview of the skills you’ll practice with your instructor. You will need the PADI night diver manual as completing the knowledge reviews are part of the course structure.
Where can I go from here?
The PADI Night Diver Specialty Course is part of the PADI Diver Continuing Education Program, designed to encourage divers to further their Knowledge and Skills under the safe supervision of professional instructors. It combines well with other such courses such as the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver Specialty Course.