Scuba Diving Courses
PADI Night Diver Specialty Course
How often do we all get the chance to be at a world class dive destination, much less night dive there? If you raise this thought, you may find that skipping the opportunity of night diving sounds ludicrous. See the underwater world in a whole new light, and bear witness to nature's amazing and endless palette!
Most divers find night diving mysterious, yet alluring. And, even though you may have been on the very same reef earlier that day, at night a dive site takes on a new aura and adventure. Darkness lays a veil that you penetrate with your lights as you explore. Although you may have many great dives here, a night dive is often the one we all talk about afterwards.
The flora and fauna differ at night as underwater life switches to nocturnal behaviour, and different animals emerge. You may find an Octopus, crawling amid a reef, change colour before your eyes and jet away into the blackness. Whilst some fish 'sleep' on the bottom, others are wrapped in protective cocoons. Coral polyps and basket stars open up to feed, and lobsters and crabs crawl about in the open. Or you may simply watch, mesmerised as your torch beams draw thousands of planktonic organisms to swarm over your lights.
During your programme you'll go on 3 open water dives. You'll learn to prepare night dive activities and develop your knowledge and techniques for night diving. Diving at night focuses your attention more. You typically don't go as far as during the day, so you tend to look more closely at a smaller area. Your dive light keeps your focus on a relatively confined area, so you often pick up details you overlook during the day.
Topics covered include:
- Planning, organisation, procedures, problems and hazards of night diving
- Proper procedures for buoyancy control, navigation and communication
- Use of dive lights and buddy-system techniques
- Disorientation and emergency procedures
- Orientation to nocturnal aquatic life.
The elective Night Dive conducted during the PADI Adventures in Diving programme may count toward this specialty.
Number of Dives: 3
Duration: 3 days
Price: Courses price list
Location: This course is available at our 5 Star Dive Centre in Phuket, Thailand; as well as
Mabul and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia;
Bali and Manado in Indonesia;
Taveuni and Kadavu in Fiji.