PADI Night Diver Speciality
The night dive speciality course is definitely one of the most exciting. Come and experience diving by night and search for nocturnal species, build your confidence and observe creatures that you are familiar with and note their night-time behavioural differences. No matter how familiar you may be with a dive site, at night it’s a different story.
Minimum age is 12 and students must hold a PADI Open Water Diver or hold a similar qualifying certification from another training organisation. Students must also fill out a PADI medical questionnaire prior to participation.
The course consists of a knowledge development session and three open water scuba dives over two days. Subjects covered include:
- Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of night diving
- Proper procedures for buoyancy control, navigation and communication at night
- 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 prior to the night dives. 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 three open water dives to certify as a PADI Night Diver covering all the areas detailed above. We use open water sites along the Gower and in West Wales to satisfy course requirements.
One theory session followed by three dives over one or two evenings.
How much is it and what is included?
The course costs £150 and includes the following:
- PADI Night Diver Manual
- PADI Certification fee
What is not included?
Travel to and from the training locations is also your responsibility, but we are very accommodating and normally have spare seats in one of our vehicles if travelling to West Wales!
What happens next?
You might want to achieve the grade of PADI Master Scuba Diver by being a PADI Rescue diver with twenty dives under your belt and with five specialities to your name. Come and try many of the other speciality courses on offer through Bay Divers. The PADI Digital Underwater Photography course is a must if you wish to learn to photograph underwater species and attractions effectively.