The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you’ve been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. If you’ve wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, sign up for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enroll in the Night Diver specialty course.
What will you learn?
Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During three night dives, you’ll practice:
– Light handling & communication techniques and how to make yourself seen.
– Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
– Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behaviour at night.
Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
What scuba gear will you use?
Along with your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need your own primary dive light and a backup light, too. A Cyalume for your cylinder and a strobe light for the top of your DSMB and person.
Kit hire is available - please contact us for more information