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 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. Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See your favorite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night.
Scuba diving in the dark is nothing like diving during daylight hours and adds a certain spice and excitement. When you go night diving you'll see a whole new world. Even your local dive site takes on a new personality at night, as many underwater creatures and plant life (different from those you see during the day) are active at night.
You'll learn night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also learn the safety aspects to night diving, the considerations for maintaining buddy contact, how to control your buoyancy, entries, exits and underwater navigation and to communicate at night. As many of the plants and animals you'll see are different, you'll also get an introduction to nocturnal aquatic life In the Mediterranean on the Costa Blanca.
The PADI night diver specialty course consists of a knowledge development session & 3 Open water dives which will cover:
Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems & 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
Knowledge development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace. Home study is backed up by an academic session with a PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of night diving theory.
Open Water Dives
Students must complete 3 Open Water dives to certify as a PADI Night Diver. During these dives you will cover correct dive torch use, effective communication, navigational exercises & simulated dive torch failure.
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent certification)
Minimum age: 12 years old
Now that you have mastered the techniques for night diving, why not improve on your navigational skills during the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. This will enhance your navigational skills, making navigation at night easier & more enjoyable.
Padi Dive Center Scubaworld provide PADI Scuba Diving Courses, guided leisure dives, try dives and diving for kids along the Costa Blanca in Spain covering: Torrevieja, Playa Flamenca,Orihuela Costa, La Marina, San Miguel de Salinas, Punta Prima, Cabo Roig, Campoamor, San Pedro del Pinatar, San Javier, La Manga, Murcia, Cartagena and Cabo de Palos.