PADI Night Diver Course

 
Course Introduction

Is there anybody home? Just turn on the light and you’ll see a whole different world at night. With the PADI Night Scuba Diver Course you’ll see things that only come out at night which gives the reef a whole different look. You haven’t truly experience scuba diving until you go on a night dive. So if you’re looking for some exciting nightlife I’ll take you to the coolest club in town. The Reef Club.

The purpose of the PADI Night Diver specialty course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of diving at night (For the purpose of training, night is considered any time between sunset and sunrise). The Night Diver specialty course is intended to serve as a safe and supervised introduction to night diving. Training emphasizes fun and safety. The goals of PADI Night

Diver training are:
A. To develop the student’s practical knowledge of night diving.

B. To enable the student to organize and safely conduct night dives.

Course Overview

This course covers the knowledge and techniques of night diving. To conduct a Night Diver course, the following is to be included:

1. The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of night diving

2. Proper procedures for buoyancy control, navigation and communication

3. Use of dive lights and buddy-system techniques

4. Disorientation and emergency procedures

5. Orientation to nocturnal aquatic life

 

academics

The PADI Night Diver Course begins with independent study and knowledge development. Students will begin by watching the PADI Night Diver video. Then Students will read and complete all knowledge reviews inside of their PADI Night Diver Specialty Manual. Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your classroom session.

 

Open Water Training Dives

Open Water Training Dive 1

By the end of this open water training session, you will be able to:
• Execute a descent using a line or sloping bottom as a reference.
• Demonstrate how to communicate with hand signals and dive lights while night diving.
• Demonstrate the proper use of a personal dive light, submersible pressure gauge, compass, timing device and depth gauge at night.
• Navigate to a predetermined location using a compass/natural features and return to within 8 meters/25 feet of the starting point, surfacing for orientation only if necessary.
• Demonstrate proper buddy procedures by maintaining buddy contact throughout the night dive.
• Perform an ascent using a line or sloping bottom as a reference.

Open Water Training Dive 2

By the end of this open water training session, you will be able to:
• Execute a descent using a line or sloping bottom as a reference.
• Demonstrate how to communicate with hand signals and dive lights while night diving.
• Demonstrate the proper use of a dive light, submersible pressure gauge, compass, timing device and depth gauge at night.
• Using a compass for navigation, return to the shore or boat underwater with at least 35 bar/500 psi remaining in your scuba tank.
• Identify nocturnal aquatic life discussed during the academic portion of the course.
• Demonstrate proper buddy procedures by maintaining buddy contact throughout the night dive.

Open Water Training Dive 3

By the end of this open water training session, you will be able to:
• Execute a “free descent” using the line or sloping bottom as a visual guide only.
• Demonstrate how to communicate with hand signals and dive lights while night diving.
• Demonstrate the proper use of a personal dive light, submersible pressure gauge, compass, timing device and depth gauge at night.
• Remain in a stationary position for three minutes, on the bottom, with no dive lights on.

• Demonstrate proper buddy procedures by maintaining buddy contact throughout the night dive.

 

    course duration

    The total course duration is approximately 12 hours typically conducted over 2 to 3 classes. For more information on specific scheduling for this course please click on the calendar below.

     

    Recommended Additional Training (optional)

    We suggest that all divers enrolling in PADI Specialty Course take the PADI Enriched Air Scuba Diver Course first in order to increase bottom time during your training dives.

    Click here for more information on PADI Eriched Diver Course.

Course Prerequisites

    prerequisite training

    Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.

     

    Age requirements

    PADI Minimum Age Requirement is 12 years old.

     
    depth restrictions

    The maximum depth is 30 meters/100 feet and for Junior Divers (12-14 years old) the maximum depth is 21 meters/70 feet.

     

    required Books

    The PADI Night Diver Crewpak

    Night Diver Crewpak: includes Night Diver DVD and Specialty Manual.

     

    required equipment

    Standard SCUBA Gear: Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Compass, Dive Computer or Dive Watch, Knife, Safety Sausage, Communication Slate, Safety Whistle, 2 Dive Lights, BCD, Regulators with Submersible Pressure Gauge, Tanks, Weights, Gloves and Wetsuit if required(during winter classes).

    Rental equipment is not included in this class. If you need to rent equipment please do not forget to select the rental equipment you will need when you book your course.

     

     

    All Students Are Required to Have a Dive Computer or Dive Watch for all courses.

     

    waivers and liability releases

    All participants must sign the following PADI release prior to any in water training. Parent or guardian signature is requiredfor participants younger than legal age for all PADI programs.

     

    Certification

    a. Upon successful completion of the course, the PADI Night Diver specialty certification card is awarded.
    b. Certification means that you will be qualified to:

    • Plan, conduct and log open water night dives in conditions generally comparable to, or better than, those you were trained in.

    • Apply for the rating of Master Scuba Diver if you are a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) and a PADI Rescue
    Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) with certification in four other PADI Specialty ratings.

PADI Course Cost, Location and Schedule

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    We offer private lessons seven days a week. Sign up today and start diving tomorrow. We offer group lessons twice a month. Check the course schedule for more details.

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Youth Diving Responsibility and Risk

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