About the Course
The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you've been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.
The scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. If you've wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, sign up for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.
Can Open Water Divers night dive? Yes, but proper training will make your first night dive more enjoyable. You’ll learn how to navigate in the dark, where the most interesting creatures hang out, and gain night diving tips from your instructor. You'll begin at home with some e-learning before we head to the water for our first night dive!
Trust us when we say there is nothing more mesmerising and calming than a night dive - we still remember the nerves before we did one for the first time; now it's our favourite type of dive!
Why take this course
Avoid getting lost in the dark
See familiar dives sites in a new light
Try something new and exciting
Make your first night dive with a pro
What you'll learn
Navigate underwater at night
Make ascents and descents in the dark
Use your dive light for communication
You must be at least 15 years old. Due to our location and sites used we cannot currently enrol anyone under this age onto most of our courses. Please speak to us about alternative options for younger divers.
Course prerequisites: Open Water Diver or equivalent from another recognised agency (please speak to us before booking)
Equipment & Extra Cost
By this stage you should have your own dive gear. Only hire weights and cylinders are included in the course cost. If you need to borrow other equipment we charge £15 per person/per course for complete kit hire.
We understand that you may not yet have your own dive torch so we've included the hire free of charge of ours in the course. We can however help you buy your first dive torch at a discounted price from one of the best manufactures in the industry (TovaTec).
We offer discount on TUSA, Waterproof, TovaTec and Beaver Sports gear and equipment. We can have this ready for you ahead of your course. Chat to us before hand to discover what we have in stock or to order in your preferred colour!
After the course...
The first dive of the Night Diver Specialty course may count toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
Every PADI Specialty certification you earn counts towards the prestigious Master Scuba Diver™ rating. Only two percent of divers ever achieve this elite level.
Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Certain health conditions, medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a doctor before diving.
Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a doctor’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. You can find this on the About page of our website under 'key info'. Only medical professionals can give clearance to dive. In the case of the UK this is a specialist area and you may need to speak to a HSE Approved Medical Examiners of Divers (AMEDs)
If you (or your doctor) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN) or a HSE AMED.