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Night Diver Course

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.

Marine Life
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 nocturnal creatures.

The Adventure
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.

The Challenge
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.

SCUBA.com Night Diver Course

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.

Price: $245


  • 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

    Equipment Requirements:

  • Primary Dive Light
  • Back Up Dive Light
  • Chemical Light Stick or Tank Light
  • Slate
  • Dive Knife
  • PADI

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