As the sun sets, you put on your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the jetty or boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve dove this spot many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.
The primary reasons to do a Night Diver course are to familiarize you with the changes in safety and communication procedures when diving in darkness. Signaling your buddy with your hands is no longer possible, and communication using dive lights is key to getting your message across. Disorientation is easy as a diver has no visual cues as to which way is up, the Night Diver course helps you learn various tips to re-orient yourself and navigate in the darkness. The course also covers various techniques to ensure you don’t loose your dive buddy in the darkness, and what to do in case your dive light fails. Additionally the course familiarizes you with night diving scuba gear such as primary and secondary dive lights, strobes, glow sticks, reflectors etc.
There are 3 training dives required to complete this course. If you completed a Night Dive during your Advanced Certification Course, you will only need to complete 2.