Night Diver Course
SHOULD I TAKE THIS COURSE?
Must be at least 12 years old and have completed the Open Water Diver certification. The Navigation Adventure Dive certification is recommended.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
This course teaches you scuba diving skills adjusted for night diving, including vision and buoyancy. The first dive of this PADI Specialty Dive course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
During three dives, you'll practice:
- Selecting a night diving site
- Equipment safety requirements
- Communication techniques
- Entering, exiting and navigating at night
- Identifying differences in nighttime animals and plants
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.
Why Go Night Diving?
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.
NIGHT DIVER CREW-PAK
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