As the sun sets you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask, and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this dive site 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 and the twinkle of bioluminescent phytoplankton. These microscopic animals are invisible during the day, but every flick of a fin or wave of a hand in the dark water causes the plankton to emit fluoresence and sparkle like the night sky.
Night diving is a beautiful experience not only because of the different creatures you’ll see at night, but also because the dive site is transformed by the shadows and light beams into an eerie yet peaceful world that feels isolated and separate from the underwater world you’re accustomed to.
What You’ll Learn
During the PADI Night Diver specialty course, you’ll learn:
- night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems
- how to control your buoyancy at night
- how to properly use your light during the dive
- Entries, exits and underwater navigation at night.
What You’ll Need
To start your PADI Night Diver course, you must meet the following requirements:
- Hold an Open Water Diver certification from PADI or equivalent from another recognized scuba diver training organization
- Be 12 years or older
In addition to your scuba equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, tanks, weights, regulator and dive computer), you will also need an underwater light and tank marker light.
Course fee: $225 (taxes, boat charter, and equipment extra)
Manual: $51.90 + tax
**Education Materials subject to change as they are controlled by PADI Canada.