The underwater world changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. If you have wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enroll in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.
The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you have been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. If you have wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, sign up for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enroll in the Night Diver specialty course.
Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During three night dives, you will practice:
- Light handling and communication techniques
- Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark
- Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behavior at night
Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
Along with your basic scuba equipment, you will need a primary dive light and want to have a backup light, too. Your litefisk Instructor may suggest other equipment options, such as wearing more exposure protection to stay comfortable after dark.
Contact litefisk to enroll in the course and get a PADI Night Diver Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. By studying before class, you will be better prepared for the thrill of exploring the underwater world at night.