PADI Night Diver Specialty
- Duration :1 Day
- Equipment :Not included
- Requirements :You must be a PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Open Water Diver and be at least 12 years old to participate in the PADI Night Diver Specialty. You will also need to complete a standard PADI Medical form which may require a doctor’s signature to say you are fit to dive if you have any pertinent medical history. If you've never suffered from any of the conditions listed, you can sign it yourself.
COURSE OVERVIEW :
Ever been on a dive during the day and watched the marine life while wondering “what happens to you at night?” Dive sites 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.
The PADI Night Diver Specialty offers a unique opportunity to witness marine life’s nocturnal behaviour under the moonlight and learn a whole new way of communicating with light! Diving in the dark adds a certain spice and excitement to a dive and provides two different dives at the same site!
What you’ll learn
You’ll perform three training dives during the PADI Night Diver Specialty. You will focus on what’s visible in your light’s beam, controlling your buoyancy with less visual references and close buddy contact. You will also perform the vital safety checks usually done before a day dive, while making sure you pay extra attention to detail, so nothing is overlooked. Key course topics include.
· 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
The Scuba Gear You Will Use
All the equipment you will need is provided for the PADI Night Diver Specialty. You'll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask and snorkel, fins, a wetsuit, a buoyancy compensating jacket (BCD) that carries the scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and gauges to monitor depth and air supply. Your PADI instructor will also share with you a dive torch and compass.
Continue The Adventure...
Now you have seen marine life at night, you might want to capture the moment! The PADI Underwater Photographer Specialty will teach you about light sources and the best angles to shoot from. Then you can start to compare the different species you say in the day and at night.