Night Diving Course

Night Diving

Many divers find that night diving is their favorite type of diving. As with all specialty diving applications, procedures are different than those associated with open water diving. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the open water diver with the procedures, techniques, and potential hazards associated with diving at night, or in limited visibility. Becoming familiar with the use of dive lights, and night diving techniques such as navigation, buddy system procedures, communications, buoyancy control, and interacting with nocturnal aquatic life, the diver can safely enjoy night diving.

Who this course is for:

  • Individuals that wish to explore the underwater world at night, along with the nocturnal wildlife

Course prerequisites:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18 , 10 with parental consent

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Night/Limited Visibility Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Why dive at night?
    • Different aquatic life
    • Experience in limited visibility
  • Special equipment
    • Diving lights
    • Importance of light and back up
    • Comparison of different styles
    • Personal dive beacon
  • Buddy system
    • Buddy contact
    • Communications
  • Navigation
    • Bottom contour
    • Compass
    • Boat
    • Beach/Lake
    • Marker light/strobe
  • Disorientation
    • With buddy
    • Lost buddy
    • Light failure
  • Buoyancy considerations
  • Emergency procedures
    • Disabled diver
    • Lost diver
    • Diving maladies
  • Underwater environment
    • Nocturnal life

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course graduates may:

  • Dive at night and in limited visibility conditions they were exposed to during training
  • Plan and execute a night and low visibility dives

Also, the SDI Night/Limited Visibility Diver Certification counts towards a single specialty rating to achieve the SDI Advanced Diver Development Program

SDI Night/Limited Visibility Diver minimum requirements:

  • Plan dive
  • Safety procedures
  • Enter and descent
  • Remain submerged at least 20 minutes
  • Change direction several times while maintaining proper navigation
  • Two minute swim without compass
  • Surface and reorient
  • Descend and navigate
  • Use properly; underwater light, submersible pressure gauge, compass, depth gauge, and computer
  • Maintain buddy contact throughout dive
  • Log dive

How to take this course!

If you wish to take this course then get in touch with me on 07534 387152 or use the link below;

Published by Diving & Mountaineering Instructor

I am a passionate adventurer, loving being in the mountains walking, climbing, scrambling as much as I love being under the water exploring shipwrecks, mines and caverns, or in search of treasure in the depths. I am a Mountain Instructor (MIA), a Winter Mountain Leader, a Scuba Diving Instructor (BSAC, TDI, SDI, IANTD), a skipper for CAT3 waters up to 25mtr and as I’ve built this experience over time, I have written about it and published those works. In addition I am a Chartered Manager with CILT, a member of the institute of Engineering & Technology, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. I help people fulfill their goals in the Mountains (Worldwide), Scuba Diving (Worldwide), provide location support worldwide for the media and assist with technical and safety support whenever requested. For a full picture of me please check out my linkedin profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/marklewisfinstlm

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