The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring.
Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, controlling your buoyancy by feel, staying with your buddy and paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge.If you’ve wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enroll in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.
As the sun sets, you put on your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and inhale through your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the jetty or boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve been diving here many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world of mystery and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. Experience the mysterious nocturnal world and be introduced to critters and night feeders that have just awoken. Wrecks become a little more haunting in the absence of light and it is a real thrill to descend with your dive buddies into the black, amongst the alien like look of dive lights scanning the abyss.
During three night dives, you will practice and learn about:
You’ll Need a Night-Pak, which includes PADI Night Diver Manual and the award-winning PADI Night Diving video.
You must have your own dive light (available for purchase at the store if you do not already own one) + basic dive gear as required.
Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization) and 12 years old.
The PADI Night Diver Speciality Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
Perhaps pair this course with and improve your navigation skills with the PADI Underwater Navigator course. Get your buoyancy perfected with the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course. Or perhaps you would simply like to recognise all those mysterious night critters are on your dive with the AWARE Fish Identification course.