Half of your life is at night...why not be able to dive ALL the
Night diver specialty course is an exiting
course designed to give the diver training and experience with diving in
Zero light conditions (diving in the dark). It is usually
conducted following the advanced open water certification.
The course is structured around three night dives conducted over two separate
diving evenings. Students are introduced to the added equipment
requirements of night diving (lights and backup lights), in a controlled
and safe environment. Students also learn to navigate in the dark, and
for this reason good underwater navigation skills are a plus.
Marine life is very different at night, so what you might see different
from daytime aquatic life is also a wondrous part of the course.
The course is made up of three open
water dives and a classroom session. Dive planning is very
different when conducting a night dive, it's challenging when the
lights are out, but it's nothing that a well trained diver can't handle.
- Identify the personal diving equipment required for night diving.
- State the safety rule regarding the use of new or unfamiliar equipment on night dives.
- Explain the importance of carrying two underwater lights while night diving.
- State seven features all good dive lights should have.
- Compare the advantages of both rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries.
- Explain why some dive lights should not be switched on above water.
- Select a suitable dive light based on personal needs and environment.
- Outline three uses of chemical lights or similar markers and where they should be attached.
- Carry out user-level, post-dive maintenance on dive lights.
- Care for a flooded dive light.
These are just a few of the "equipment related" topics that
you'll learn during the night diving course.
Prerequisites are Open Water
Diver AND some cold water diving experience. In addition you will
find that your ability to navigate underwater will significantly enhance
your comfort at night. If your not sure about yours, you might consider taking
the Underwater Navigation Course prior to this class.
Course Cost is $125 and
includes all materials, the class time, and the open water dives. By this point in a divers training it is important that
a student begins to obtain their own equipment (rentals are available but having your
own gear is preferred).
Additional night diving specialty equipment is provided for class use
such as strobes, personal markers, etc. A dive light, a backup light, and a slate are essential for
a student to have when night diving, but are not included in the course