No matter how often you dive a site during the day, diving it at night brings out a whole new dimension to what you see. Learn to prepare, plan and execute night dives safely and open up this fascinating side to the undersea world. Observe creatures that you would not normally see during the daylight hours, plus those that you think you know well often behave completely differently during the twilight hours.
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.