Diving After Dark: Why limit your diving to daylight hours when you can experience the wonder of what happens under water once the sun goes down? You can see:
- Sleeping fish.
- Coral feeding.
- A rainbow of colors that look entirely different from what you are used to seeing during daylight hours.
Diving at night, however, entails more than just grabbing a light and going. Special planning, preparation, equipment and communication skills are needed — among others. Fortunately, the Night Diver course can provide you with these skills in a very short period of time.
Who Can Take This Course?
- Be at least 12 years old.
- Be certified the NASE Open Water Diver level (or equivalent).
- Be able to answer No to all questions on the NASE Medical History form, or secure a physician’s approval for diving prior to the start of the course
What is Involved?
- Self Study: Using a variety of materials.
- In-Water Training: Students must acquire at total of 50 minutes of Actual Time (this can include credit for Advanced course night dives).
What Equipment Will You Need?
- Mask and fins
- Adequate exposure protection
- BC and regulator system
- One full cylinder per dive
- Dive computer or depth gauge and timer
- Underwater compass
- Dive knife or cutting tool
Depending on the dive site and planned activities, it may also be prudent to have items such as audible and visual surface signals. Your instructor may have further equipment requirements in addition to these, such as a primary and backup light for night and deep dives.