Watch the underwater world come alive at Night!!
As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the dark of night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.
Standing on a street corner in any city in the world you are able to watch the dayshift people busy living their lives, stay on that same corner through into the night and you see another group of people, again living their lives so often completely different to the dayshift people.
Diving at your favourite dive site during the day you can watch the dayshift marine life living their lives, most of them known to you by now, visit that same familiar site through the night and the site is completely different to look at.
It often seems like the first time you have dived there, a completely new set of marine life busy living, often you are able to see the dayshift marine life sleeping in nooks and crannies.
The colours seem brighter, because of your torch light, plus, you tend to focus on what is in your torch light – the colours have always been there, just filtered by the water.
PADI Night Diver Specialty Course goals
To develop your practical knowledge of night diving
To enable you to organize and safely conduct night dives
Night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems
How to control your buoyancy at night
Entries, exits and underwater navigation at night
Nocturnal aquatic life, since many of the plants and animals you’ll see are different
What’s included in the PADI Night Diver Specialty Course?
PADI Night Diver Specialty Manual
PADI Night Diver Specialty Chevron (badge)
Gold PADI Night Specialty Certificate of Recognition
Two nights of diving to complete the three (3) dives
Classroom time to check the knowledge review in your manual and watch the PADI Night Diver DVD
A pool session to practice the techniques of night diving and review your general diving skills
Who can become a PADI Night Dive Specialist?
Junior Open water Diver – 12-14 years old – Certified Adult maximum depth 18m
Open water Diver – 15 years up – Maximum depth 18m
What you need
Mask, Fins and Snorkel
Exposure Suit and Accessories (hood)
Weight System (weight belt/integrated weight with quick release)
Tanks (3 dives)
Regulator with SPG (submersible pressure gauge)
Alternate Air Source
BCD with low pressure inflator
Instrumentation with a means to monitor depth, time and direction
Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) or eRDPML
Diving Tool/Knife capable of cutting line
Slate and pencil
Whistle or surface signaling device
On a tight budget or schedule?
Complete your PADI Night Diver Specialty Course on a dive by dive schedule, you could complete one dive a week for three weeks, or one dive a month for three months depending on your budget/schedule.
For details on this option please speak to the Whitsunday Diving Academy team.
Questions and Schedule
For the classroom and pool you will need to bring your completed PADI Night Diver Specialty Manual and knowledge review, swimmers, towel and dive equipment.
Any questions about the PADI Night Diver Specialty Course or the schedule, please speak to the Whitsunday Diving Academy Team.