The sunsets over Gozo, you slip into your scuba gear, mask in place and you bite down on your regulator. Ready to go; one step into the underwater night waters surrounding the island, a great feeling. The lure of the mysterious, underwater world at night fascinates many divers. Watching the waters come alive, under the glow of their dive light is completely different from a daytime dive. Scuba diving at night isn’t just an eerie, cool feeling, it offers a chance to witness nocturnal marine life coming out to hunt their prey in the dark. As day time creatures retire for the night, nocturnal organisms emerge. Night diving offers glimpses of creatures you might not see through the daytime hours. Learn to navigate at night and use different tools to explore the underwater world in a different light.
Who should take this course?
Have you ever wondered what happens underwater when the sun drops below the horizon? The changing scenes of marine life, from day time creatures to nocturnal predators and organisms, offers a whole new world for the night diver. Experience and feel the adventure in evening waters, watch streaks of light pierce through the dark surroundings and see how a familiar dive site changes its face in the light of your torch.
What will you learn?
During this course you will learn;
Attention to detail here is a must
Experience how animals and plants change their behaviour at night
How to handle and focus on what you can see in your lights beam
Communication with your buddy or group
Practice how to enter, exit and navigate in the water at night
How to plan and organise your dive covering potential problems
How to handle your buoyancy control at night
What scuba gear you will use?
Basic scuba diving equipment
Primary dive light
Compass, dive computer or timing device
Underwater slate and pencil
What learning materials do you need?
The PADI Night Diver Manual
Participants must be 12 years of age, or older
Minimum PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent from another training agency
Participants under the age of 18 years must have parent or guardian consent