About the Course
Drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your torch light 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.
During the course you’ll learn from one of our experienced night diving instructors and practice navigating and communicating in the dark, as well as other night diving skills.
The course is broken up into 2 stages, undertaken one after the other. Click through below to get more details on each of the stages.
Firstly you’ll be provided access to the PADI eLearning materials. You’ll learn about night diving equipment, underwater lights and light maintenance, how to plan night dives, special night diving situations, night diving techniques and navigation and what nocturnal creatures you can expect to see on a night dive. The PADI Night Diver course theory is all digital, meaning you can do it from the comfort of your sofa on a computer or smart device.
Typical time commitment: 2-4 hours
Open Water Dives
The PADI Night Diver course consists of three open water dives.
During the open water dives, you’ll practice ascending and descending in the dark, communication techniques with lights, how to navigate, buddy procedures, identifying nocturnal animals and night diving etiquette.
Typical time commitment: 2-3 days
Previous dive experience and/or qualifications: You must be a certified PADI Open Water Diver or equivilent from another recognised diving agency.
Minimum age: 12 years old. Divers who are under the age of 15 may earn a Junior Diver certification. After certification 12 to 14-year-olds must dive with an adult certified diver.
Medical fitness: In order to take part in diving, you should be medically fit to dive. As part of your booking process, we will ask you to complete a medical form. If the form indicates that you must get a diving physician’s medical evaluation, we recommend getting this sorted in good time ahead of your course, and prior to finalising your booking. We won’t be able to take you diving if you do not obtain any required approvals, and your deposit may be forfeit. For a list of qualified diving physicians, visit the SPUMS website.
Our base price includes the learning and administrative costs of the course. There may be additional costs to consider depending on the course and your individual requirements, we will confirm these with you when you book onto the course. Find below our typical inclusions, and other costs that you may need to consider:
- In-water instruction:
- 2 evenings of open water diving,
upto 3 open water dives
- Certification processing fee
Other Costs to Consider
- Equipment hire
- Boat tickets
- Air fills
Once you have received your eLearning access code, you can access the learning platform using a computer or a smart device. To access from you computer, log in to the PADI website.
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If you plan to be somewhere without internet access, use the PADI Training app to download course content and study offline. Content can be downloaded in small sections. When you get back online, upload your progress so you can resume your training right where you left off.
The PADI Training app is available for Apple® iOS and Android™ devices. For the ideal experience, devices should be no more than three models old and running with the most current OS (operating system).
Dry Suit Diver
Keep diving the year round by taking the Dry Suit Diver specialty course. You’ll learn about the different types of dry suits available, the benefits they offer and how to safely dive in one. Dry suits are a must have for anyone wanting to dive comfortably throughout the year in Melbourne.
Search & Recovery Diver
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