The Night Diver course is designed to make divers into experienced Night Divers.
The Knowledge Development materials will inform you of the differences between diving
at day and at night. You will learn what is important in selecting a night diving
site, the equipment requirements for safe night diving and some general night diving
recommendations and procedures.
If you find it difficult to make time during your weekend to go diving and you work
Monday to Friday (as most of us do…) you might find Night Diving will enable
you to get into the water for a satisfying dive.
The marine life you will see at night is quite different to that which you are accustomed
to seeing during the day. All those photosensitive fish that are normally crammed
under rock ledges are out swimming freely around the dive site. The Sand Bass and
other Senorita fish are all asleep safely hiding under rocks making it safe for
the Crabs, Shrimp and Urchins to come out of their hiding places. Octopus, Ells’
and Squid are more active at night making it possible for night divers to interact
with these interesting creatures. One of the joys of night diving is looking at
your favorite dive sites in a fresh new way while interacting and observing fascinating
Re-discovering a familiar dive site by night is adventurous and fun. It can add
some excitement to your weekly routine and give you something cool to talk about
with your friends at work the next day. Night diving is the best way to see true
colors under water with a good quality dive light. If you haven’t done that
it yet you will be amazed at the difference.
Whether you are diving new dive sites at night or diving at sites you are familiar
with by day, navigating your way around at night can be challenging. Exploring new
dive sites at night also offers a challenge to experienced night divers. Even sites
you dive by day can look very different at night so your navigation skills will
be put to the test.
Dive One – Night Adventure Dive
This dive is an introduction to Night Diving focusing on appropriate Entries and
Exits, maintaining Buddy Contact, some simple Night Diving Navigation, identifying
Nocturnal Aquatic Life and Buoyancy Control Skills. The maximum depth for this dive
is 40 feet.
Dive Two – Under Water Orienteering Dive
The Underwater Orienteering Dive focuses on Under Water Night Navigation using both
compass and natural navigation techniques. The goal of this dive is to give you
practice finding your way around a dive site at night. You will be given a map including
explanations of how to navigate around a predetermined course and collect objects
to verify that you found each checkpoint of the navigation course. The maximum depth
for this dive is 40 feet.
Dive Three – Advanced Night Dive
The Night Dive is the final dive of the Night Diver course. This dive will be more
challenging than most shore dives because we will be able to dive to a maximum depth
of 50 feet and 100 yards offshore. In a night diving situation where you experienced
primary light failure you would use your back up light to ascend but in the lights
out exercise we will stay in the dark long enough for our eyes to adjust to the
low light so you can experience complete darkness under water.
3 Scuba Dives
(2 from the shore & 1 from the boat)
PADI Night Diver Pak (not included)
PADI Night Diver Certification
Dive One Adventure DiveFocus: Nocturnal Aquatic Life
Dive Two Orienteering DiveFocus: Underwater Night Navigation
Dive Three Night Boat DiveFocus: Advanced Night Diving Procedures
Open Water Diver
The Navigation Adventure Dive is recommended
Primary Dive Light
Back Up Dive Light
Chemical Light Stick or Tank Light
NIGHT DIVER CREW-PAK
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