As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your mask and bite down on your regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater 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.
Minimum Age: 12
Course Cost: $150
Prerequisite: PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization).
Course Fees Include:
- 3 open water dives
- All academic instruction
- Use of all gear, tanks & weights during the course
- Use of underwater lights
- PADI Night Diver Certification Card (good for life)
Certification counts toward the Master Scuba Diver rating
- Lifetime support - Call or email if you ever have any Scuba-related questions
- Quarry entry fees
- PADI Night Diver Manual (required) - $30
- Transportation & expenses if open water dives are conducted in the ocean.
Equipment Requirements: None required - However, divers should have their own snorkel gear (mask, fins & snorkel). I supply the BCD, regulator, tanks, weights & underwater lights. I have snorkel gear available that you can use until you purchase your own set.
Location: Open Water (quarry or ocean)
The adventure, thrill and excitement of night diving can be yours when you complete your PADI Night Diver Specialty course. You learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. You practice these on three night dives, plus introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down.
The course consists of two parts:
- Academics - The academics is self-study. You read the book, take the chapter quizzes and watch the Night Diver video. We'll get together throughout the course to answer any questions, review material and grade the quizzes.
- Open Water dives - The 3 open water dives are conducted either in a local quarry, in Florida or on a Caribbean dive trip.
During these dives you'll learn about:
- dive lights and night diving equipment
- entries, exits and navigation at night
- nocturnal aquatic life
- communication and light handling