The Padi Night Diver Course
As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.
The Fun Part
Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See your favorite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night.
You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Night Diver course!
What You Learn
- Night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems
- How to control your buoyancy at night
- Entries, exits and underwater navigation at night
- Nocturnal aquatic life, since many of the plants and animals you’ll see are different
The Scuba Gear You Use
You will use the basic scuba diving equipment with a dive light Check with your local dive shop about gear rentals and packages offered with this course. You can find most everything at the scuba diving shop.
The Materials You Need
Night Diving- there’s really nothing like it. With the right training and a little bit of planning, night dives can be as easy as diving during the day. PADI’s Night Diver crewpak (manual and video on DVD) will help you prepare for your first night dives with a PADI Instructor. Topics covered include tips for navigating at night, night diving etiquette, establishing entry and exit point, and how to maintain your underwater light system.
You must be:
- A PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification or qualifying certification from another organization.
- At least 12 years old.
Your Next Adventure
- Take your navigation skills to new levels with the PADI Underwater Navigator course.
- Get your buoyancy dialed in with the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course.
- Recognize what those critters are on your night dive with the AWARE Fish Identification course.