PADI NIGHT DIVING SPECIALTY COURSE
Being so close to the equator, Red Sea sunsets are stunning, but brief. The dark sky arrives around 18.30 and that’s the time when divers explore night diving. It may be a familiar daytime dive site, but as darkness falls, the reef takes on a new perspective at night. Under the glow of your dive light, the ‘critters’ become active and it feels like a whole new world.
The PADI Night Diver Specialty Course. – £130
PADI Night Diver course – prerequisites
PADI Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
Mminimum age: 12 years old)
Night Diving – Learn about
- Planning night dives
- Procedures and techniques of night diving
- Buoyancy control at night
- Night Diving equipment
Night Diver – Learning Materials
The PADI Night Diver crewpak is not included in the price* which includes all the required materials to complete the PADI Night Diver specialty course, and is available from the Dive Shop.
The topics that are covered in the Manual & DVD include
- Organising a night dive
- Underwater navigation during night dives
- Underwater light systems
- Night diving entries and exits
- Nocturnal aquatic life
- Night diving etiquette
What’s included in the price?
- Your own dedicated private Padi Night Specialty Instructor
- Rental of a complete set of modern scuba equipment
- Classroom sessions if required
- Use of night diving equipment
- Three scuba dives at night in the open water environment
- The PADI Night Diver Certification Card
Night Dives – The Benefits
Diving at night abroad, or in limited visibility, brings new challenges for divers. New diving skills needed would include buoyancy control, underwater navigation and fish identification. But the rewards of night diving are very different from your favourite daylight dive sight. Some of the nocturnal creatures more active at night, and not normally seen in the bright sunshine would be Octopus, Lobster, Crab, Shrimps, Moray Eels and Sharks.
Underwater Navigator - Using Natural Navigation and an Underwater Compass on a night dive, will help the diver to find entry and exit points, and strong navigation skills are important for all scuba dives.
Peak Performance Buoyancy - Neutral buoyancy skills greatly enhance your comfort and safety during night dives. The Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course is one of the most rewarding courses that benefits every dive, learning about proper weighting, controlled ascents and descents, and trimming in the water for effortless, relaxing dives.
Fish Identification - Learn how to recognise fish families and discover their habits in this stimulating and fun PADI Specialty course.
PADI Master Scuba Diver - The PADI Night Diver specialty course can be credited towards the highest rating in recreational diving, the Master Scuba Diver.
Please note that all prices are subject to change without prior notice and the prices that are quoted assume that all PADI prerequisites have been met to start the specific course and do not include the required PADI diving manuals and/or crewpacks*