PADI Night Diver
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 side – into the underwater night. Although you’ve been on this dive 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.
The adventure, thrill and excitement of night diving can be yours when you complete your PADI Night Diver Specialty programme. You learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. You practise these on three night dives, plus introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down and I don’t just mean under the water!
How do I get started?
As with all of the diving education programmes at Aquasport you start with the training materials. A deposit of £50 is required to book your PADI Night Diver Specialty. We will provide you with the PADI Night Diver manual for you to read prior to the start of your training.
What will I do?
During your programme you will do the following:
- Learn to plan, organise and safely conduct open water scuba dives at night
- Learn the techniques used, the unique problems encountered and the potential hazards involved in night diving
- Learn emergency procedures to deal with these problems
- Learn the proper procedures for buoyancy control, navigation and communication at night
- Use various types of dive lights and other related night diving equipment
- Orientate yourself to the amazing nocturnal aquatic life encountered, even in the local quarry
You will have four evenings of night diver training to complete. In our fully equipped multi-media classrooms you will learn how to deal with many different scenarios, from how to plan a dive at night, right up to how to prepare to and use specific night diving equipment.
You will put into practice what you learn in a combination of skills in three open water training dives including the use of torches and other night diving related equipment, culminating in some challenging navigational exercises, all in the dark!
How long will it take?
The Night Diver programme takes place over one Tuesday or Wednesday evening where you will complete the theory sections from the PADI Night Diver Manual. Over three Thursday evenings you will cover all the practical sessions during your three open water training dives.
What will I need?
The PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent is the prerequisite for the PADI Night Diver Specialty.
All standard scuba equipment requirements are included in the price. You will need to have at least one main torch and a backup torch. These are available to buy from our shop and your Instructor or one of our retail team will be able to advise you on the best options for your course and beyond.
The minimum age for enrolment on this programme is 12 years.
You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.
PADI Night Diver Specialty £225.
A £50 deposit is required when you book your programme with Aquasport. Balance of payment is due two weeks prior to the start of your training.
Starting on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening at 6.30pm and continuing on your choice of three Thursday evenings.
Courses starting monthly from October to March. Call the centre for the latest course information on 0121 706 6628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I go from here?
Once you have completed your PADI Night Diver Specialty you have opened up a whole new world of underwater life to see. Every dive site you have done during the day will now need to be explored at night. The PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty or the PADI Underwater Naturalist are two specialties which may help you make the most of your new found skills.
Once you have completed five PADI specialties, the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives you hold all the prerequisites for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. This is the highest non-professional rating in the PADI system of diver education.
Here at Aquasport all of our Instructors hold this level of recreational certification. We recommend that every diver takes this route regardless of their further ambitions as we see it as a commitment to education and a real achievement.