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.

The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you’ve 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’ve wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, sign up for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

Course Prerequisites

  • PADI Open Water Divers or higher. 
  • Minimum age 12

 What You Will Learn 

Scuba diving at night teaches you to pay attention to details you may overlook during the day. You’ll learn:

  • Light handling and communication techniques.
  • Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
  • Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behavior at night.

Performance Requirements

Along with your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a primary dive light and want to have a backup light, too. Your Instructor may suggest other equipment options, such as wearing more exposure protection to stay comfortable after dark.

To achieve certification, you will need to:

  • Complete the Night Diver eLearning. 
  • Complete (2) training dives with an Instructor.

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