NIGHT DIVER

 

The PADI Night Diver course is designed to equip divers with the skills and knowledge needed to dive safely and confidently at night, while also offering an exciting and immersive experience that can enhance your overall diving journey.

STEPS

Purchase your course material from our dive shop, you may choose from having the PADI Manual or PADI eLearning. If you have a busy schedule we suggest PADI eLearning to fit easily your scuba lessons during your work or at home. Work at your own pace, online or offline, connect with your instructor for inwater training, or whenever you have a question.

eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

Practice underwater navigation at night and learn how to find entry and exit points in the dark. Your instructor will share night diving tips, teach you how to stay in contact with your buddy, and avoid disorientation

  • Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification)
  • Total time commitment: 2-3 days
  • Minimum age: 12 years or older

THINGS TO CONSIDER

OTHER COSTS AND EQUIPMENT: This course requires both knowledge development and in-person training for certification. When you purchase the PADI eLearning course or PADI Manual (diveshop), the cost covers the knowledge development portion only. There is an additional cost to complete your practical training with a PADI Instructor. Please contact your PADI Dive Center or Resort for pricing. If you do not own a set of scuba equipment, you will need to rent gear.

MORE INFORMATION:

Minimum age: 12 or older

Course prerequisite: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver Divers 12 or older can earn a PADI Enriched Air Diver certification as part of their PADI Open Water Diver course. Ask your instructor for more information.

In addition to basic scuba equipment, you’ll use various surface marker buoys and floats with lines and reels. A surface marker buoy (SMB) is important safety equipment – no matter where you dive. You are required to have one prior to your course so you can practice using it and become familiar with how it works.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. Avoid disappointment, review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).