Is it natural curiosity? Is it getting a new look at the familiar? Could it be the vibrant changing colors of aquatic life? Or, is it just because you can, that night diving is so popular? Whatever the motivation to dive at night – you’ll find that the environment is quite different.
The philosophy of this course is to focus on seeing in the dark things you miss seeing, or that appear differently during daylight dives. Thus, the goal of this course is to teach student divers a systematic, methodical approach to enjoying diving at night. Student divers will develop the techniques involved in night diving within recreational limits and while avoiding disturbing delicate marine life.
The best way to learn night diving procedures and to apply them is by doing it. This course philosophy therefore, expands student diver knowledge about night diving equipment, evaluating dive conditions at night, using and maintaining dive lights, night navigation techniques, and how to interact responsibly with the aquatic life they’ll see while night diving. Student divers will apply the knowledge they gain by reading the PADI Night Diver Manual and watching the companion video on at least three open water dives practicing and demonstrating the practical aspects of diving at night.
Requirements: Certified as PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or equivalent with another training agency such as NDL, SSI etc.) and at least 12 years old.