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.
Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enroll in the Night Diver specialty course.
Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During three night dives, you’ll practice:
Light handling and communication techniques.
Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behavior at night.
Also, the first dive of the Night Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask us about earning credit.
You may be able to get college credit for the Night Diver course.
Important Medical Information
All student divers are required to complete the PADI/RSTC Medical Statement Participant Record form. If you can answer "YES" to one or more of the questions in the Divers Medical Questionnaire section of this form, then you are required to obtain a physician's release, without conditions or restrictions, before participating in any in-water component of the course. Please read the complete details and download the form here.
If you have a copy of this form signed by a physician within 12 months prior to the expected completion date of your course, and your medical history has not changed, then you may provide a copy of it to your instructor. Otherwise, you will need to complete a new form.
Please stop by or give us a call.
Stop by or call Scuba Frisco at 214-227-2494 to enroll in the course and get the PADI Night Diver Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. By studying before the dives, you’ll be better prepared to start practicing your night diving skills when you go diving with your Instructor.
Student Agreement: By registering for the Night Diver Course, you indicate that you have read and agree to the course policies, terms and conditions.
Night Diver Course Schedule
Please stop by or give us a call to schedule your course.
Along with your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a primary dive, backup dive light and marker light. Your Instructor may suggest other equipment options, such as wearing more exposure protection to stay comfortable after dark.
The Next Step
With your PADI Night Diver certification, you're well on your way toward earning additional specialty diver certifications, the Advanced Open Water Diver certification, or the prestigious Master Scuba Diver certification. You may want to expand your diving skills even more with the PADI Rescue Diver course. Ask your instructor or divemaster, stop by Scuba Frisco, or give us a call for more details.